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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dean's Message - November 12, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Dean Jay sends reflections from the Tufts Travel and Learn Program in Egypt. Read more.
Jaharis Building in the spring

Dear Sackler Community,

I write this week from a boat on the Nile, where I’m leading Tufts alumni on a Travel and Learn Tour. I am so impressed by the spirit of these lifelong learners and have heard repeatedly about their fond memories of their time at Tufts. The strong beginnings that our university provided for their respective journeys remind me of the journeys on which all of you have embarked. While there are days when it seems a struggle, I hope that when you are alumni, you will reflect on all the people and events that made your journey a good and prosperous one. Your journey is what you make of it and taking the initiative to maximize each opportunity will lead you to your goals.

One such opportunity is the Charlton Lecture and Poster competition, which takes place this Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14. A record number of researchers from Sackler, TUSM and Cummings applied to participate in this year’s competition. I hope you will come support your fellow students at the open poster session (Wednesday, November 13, 3 – 5pm, MEB 114) and attend the keynote lecture, “Synapses Lost and Found: Developmental critical periods and Alzheimer’s Disease” by Carla Shatz, a distinguished neuroscientist from Stanford (Thursday, November 14, 4pm, DeBlois Auditorium). The winners of the poster competition will be announced at the lecture.

Dan Jay