Provost's Distinguished Lecture & Reception
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies - view map
Frances Lefcort, professor and department head of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, is offering the first Provost's Lecture in 2014. Dr. Lefcort oversees a lab investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive the formation of the nervous system, specifically how extracellular signals in the environment integrate with intrinsic cellular cues to impact the peripheral nervous system.
The Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series recognizes outstanding faculty at Montana State University for
scholarship and leadership. Faculty presenting during the series will reflect on the inspirations for their work in lectures for the professional and lay person alike.
Other members of the Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series include:
March 4: Joe Seymour is co-director of the Magnetic Resonance Lab and a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Montana State University. His primary area of research interest is in transport imaging using MRM. Prior and future research includes laboratory and field studies of transport phenomena using MRM's ability to measure both coherent motion, or velocity, and random motion, or diffusion.
April 1: John Priscu, a polar ecologist who studies the microbial ecology of Antarctic ecosystems and winner of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research will be the final speaker for the Provost's Lecture Series this academic year. Priscu was one of the leaders of a 2013 expedition studying the ecosystem under the Ross Ice Shelf and won international recognition.
- Provost's Office