FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, February 3, 2017
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Please join us for an event on Thursday, February 9, 2-3 p.m. in SR 149 to benefit United Way and the Owl’s Nest Faculty and Staff Giving Society. Any questions please contact Gabrielle Vitucci
Lifelong Learning (LLS)
Upcoming Lecture: "An Evening of Storytelling with Frank Cerabino," Frank Cerabino, Jan 24, 7 - 8:30pm Learn More. View the full Winter 2017 Schedule.
Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar Series
"GPCR Functional Selectivity in the Actions of Dopamine: Implication for Improved Therapies," presented by Marc Caron, Duke University. 4pm, FEb. 7, Room EE 106, Boca Campus. Click here for flyer. View the full seminar series schedule.
Max Planck Science Meets Music
Science Meets Music - CRISPR-Cas9: A revolutionary gene-editing technology that transforms biology and medicine Feb 15 at 5:30 - 8pm. Lecture: Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin. Music: Emmanuel Ceysson, Principal Harp of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Location: Benjamin Hall, The Benjamin Upper School 4875 Grandiflora Road, 33418. Learn More.
Legislative Update
Read Government Relations latest Legislative Update Here.
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FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness Richard Gordon
Researchers from FAU are collaborating with scientists from Sancilio and Company, Inc., in Riviera Beach, Fla., to begin a new research project aimed at finding a treatment for patients afflicted by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Wen Shen, Ph.D., a neuroscientist, associate professor of biomedical science in FAU’s College of Medicine and a faculty member in FAU’s Brain Institute who has expertise in retinal physiology, will spearhead evaluating the new drug in the animal model. Read More.
FAU and Jupiter Medical Center Cosponsors BioFlorida’s Life Science Event Richard Gordon
BioFlorida, an advocate organization for Florida’s biopharmaceutical, medical technology and biagriculture industries, hosted an event titled, “Life Sciences: A Collaboration in Motion.” Keynote speakers included; John D. Couris, president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, Dan Flynn, Ph.D., vice president of the FAU’s Division of Research, Frederick Sancilio, Ph.D., president of Sancilio & Company, Inc., and Nancy K. Bryan, president and CEO of BioFlorida. The program also featured a first-hand robotic surgery demo of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System.
New Facility Manager and Project Manager for Jupiter Campus Richard Gordon
FAU Jupiter would like to welcome Vincent Cucchiella to campus. As a Facility Manager and Project Manager at FAU for the Boca Raton and Davie campuses since 1997, Cucchiella will be overseeing the maintenance staff and facilities in Jupiter. He hopes to work to improve the quality of services and physical environment of the Campus. Cucchiella has extensive work experience in both the public and private sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the Johns Hopkins University. Vincent can be contacted at or 954-260-9578.
Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter presently enrolls more than 1,500 students and offers a broad range of upper-division and graduate courses. The campus houses the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and the nation’s largest Lifelong Learning Society. Both the FAU Brain Institute and the FAU Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology call the MacArthur campus home, providing cutting edge research infrastructure and educational programs that link to other FAU campuses. The Jupiter Life Science Initiative serves to unite scientists and students in campus research and training activities, and helps sustain FAU’s close affiliations with Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute, which are also located on the campus.
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