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Aug. 14, 2008 --
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan,
assistant professor of molecular biology at Arkansas State University,
recently returned from Bangalore, India, after serving as an 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
While in Bangalore, Dr. Srivatsan also visited Training and Advanced
Studies in Management and Communications (TASMAC),
South Asia coordination office for international student recruitment.
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.