Melanie MatheauOn Monday, February 29 the Science in Action Seminar series was proud to host Melanie P. Matheu, PhD. She is currently a postdoc at UCSF, but is looking for opportunities in Academia in addition to a position at a Biotechnology company.  The title of Dr. Matheu’s talk was “When cells have a mind of their own: How cell movement supports immune responses.” Dr. Matheu uses a two photon imaging technique to look at how immune cells interact with one another in real time, you can also check out her work online. Dr. Matheu also talked about how students can succeed in science by having he following characteristics: hard work, persistence, building relationships having personal responsibility, staying true to yourself and just saying yes to opportunity. After her talk Dr. Matheu (middle) posed with student Anthony Petraki (left) and adjunct faculty Dr. Jing Folsom.

This coming Monday, Tanuj Gulati, PHD, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Translational Engineering, UCSF will speak about “Using mind-controlled external devices to understand the memory functions of sleep.” Dr. Gulati studied Medical Physics in New Delhi India and earned his PhD in Neuroscience at Drexel University. Refreshments will be provided for this talk from 4:30 to 5:30 in room 7106.

Photo and article by Nick Kapp