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Dr. Srivatsan travels to India to present research results, information on ASU

Aug. 14, 2008 -- Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, assistant professor of molecular biology at Arkansas State University, recently returned from Bangalore, India, after serving as anDr. Malathi Srivatsan recently returned from Bangalore, India, where she presented research and spoke to prospective students. invited distinguished speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems at the Indian Institute of Sciences.

Dr. Srivatsan spoke on “Nanomaterials for Differentiation, Growth and Repair in the Nervous System.” Following her speech, she was interviewed for the science and technology section of a major Indian newspaper, The Indian Express, on the application of nanotechnology to neuroscience.

In addition, she was also invited to present a seminar, “Cholinergic Components in Neuroregeneration” at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), a premier neuroscience research facility. Dr. Srivatsan identified key areas of research collaborations in neural plasticity with Dr. B.S. Shankaranarayana Rao, associate professor, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, and held discussions with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

While in Bangalore, Dr. Srivatsan also visited Training and Advanced Studies in Management and Communications (TASMAC),
ASU’s South Asia coordination office for international student recruitment. TASMAC promotes Arkansas State University among prospective students from South Asia. Dr. Srivatsan outlined the various undergraduate and graduate programs of study available at ASU, with a particular emphasis on biological sciences and biotechnology. She also answered questions on the application and admissions processes. Prospective graduate students participated in the question-answer session via conference call.           



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