Experimental Design for Postdocs


Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00am to 2:00pm


TMEC 250, 260 Longwood Avenue

Featured Speaker: David Glass, MD, Executive Director, Muscle Diseases, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and Lecturer, Department of Cell Biology, HMS
Description: Before generating publication quality data, researchers must focus on proper experimental design. In this half-day course, postdocs will be reintroduced to the concepts of asking when, how, and whether hypotheses or questions should be used to frame experiments, and how these frameworks may perturb experimental design and interpretation.
This half-day course will cover the following topics:
I. Experimental Frameworks
II. System Validation
III. Experimental Controls
IV. Data Gathering, Interpretation & Model Building 
Based on elements from Glass' book and Cell Biology Course entitled "Experimental Design for Biologists". Dr. David Glass is Executive Director, Muscle Diseases for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, and Lecturer in the Department of Cell Biology at HMS. Prior to joining Novartis, he was Vice President for Muscle Diseases at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, where he worked for 14 years. He holds an M.D. from New York Medical College and conducted postdoctoral work at Columbia University. He is the co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles on cell signaling mechanisms in neuromuscular disease, obesity, and cancer. This event is part of the Research, Rigor and Reproducibility series.
Pizza lunch will be provided.

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