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Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series

The Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series has brought many renowned neuroscientists from all over the world to our campus and has provided outstanding opportunities for The Miami Project faculty and our neuroscience colleagues at the University of Miami.

The lectureship series is dedicated to Gail F. Beach, a schoolteacher and person with SCI, whose generosity and foresight continues to provide significant contributions to our research efforts today.

Lectures are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the James K. Batten Apex Center and Auditorium located on the 7th floor of the Lois Pope LIFE Center building. Lectures begin at noon.


If you have any questions or would like additional brochures and/or posters, please contact the education program coordinator Maria Chagoyen at or (305) 243-7108.

Individual Meeting Requests
Individuals wishing to meet with a particular visiting lecturer may request a meeting time by emailing the address above at least one week prior to the lecturer’s visit. Please include the name of the visiting lecturer and the times you are available to meet.





October 3, 2018

R. Douglas Fields, Ph.D.
Chief, Nervous System Development & Plasticity Section
National Institutes of Health, NICHD
Bethesda, Maryland


December 5, 2018

Brian Kwon, M.D., F.R.C.S.C, Ph.D.
Brenda & David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, Canada


February 6, 2019

Marc Hammarlund, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Neuroscience
Director, Graduate Studies, Genetics
Yale University


March 6, 2019

Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Neurobiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina


April 3, 2019

Candace Floyd, Ph.D.Helen Wilshire Walsh Lecturer
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham


May 1, 2019

Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes
Professor, Department of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco