Virtual Networking|Research at JHU

  Event Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Start Time: 12:30pm
End Time: 1:30pm

Join us for a highly valuable and interactive discussion about networking for career and professional development. We begin with a short presentation by our featured speaker (10 - 15 minutes) followed by Q&A and virtual networking.

In this session, each alumni will have the opportunity to briefly answer three questions in an innovative format designed to facilitate networking in a webinar setting. There will also be an interactive discussion following a brief overview about the goals of the Networking Webinars and alums are encouraged to share their views and interests.

Our Presenter | Feilim Mac Gabbhan, PhD (SOM '09)

As the Director of HOUR since its founding in March 2017, Dr. Feilim Mac Gabhann sets the strategic direction and goals of HOUR and works with the HOUR team to prioritize the many initiatives that the office leads. These initiatives include: facilitating more research opportunities for students through programs like PURASTAR, and CIRCUIT; giving students the opportunity to present and promote their work through programs like DREAMS; and listening to student and faculty perspectives on undergraduate research to provide the tools that students and faculty need.

Dr. Mac Gabhann is also an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also a core faculty member of the Institute for Computational Medicine.

His research focuses on systems pharmacology – the building of complex computational models to simulate different kinds of therapies, including drugs, proteins, gene therapy, cell transplant, and even exercise. His team has projects in cancer, peripheral artery disease, and HIV, as well as an interest in regenerative medicine. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, the American Physiological Society Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, and a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award. He has also been recognized for his teaching.

Dr. Mac Gabhann received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from University College Dublin. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Virginia before returning to Johns Hopkins to join the faculty.