Diverse Voices in STEM Speaker Series - October

This Event will be held both in-person & virtually. You must register to attend either format.

The STEM Libraries Team has joined up with others across FSU Libraries to create the Diverse Voices in STEM Project. Diverse Voices in STEM aims to get undergraduate students interested in STEM Graduate Programs through our speaker series featuring minority and historically underrepresented voices. 

Register Here: bit.ly/DVFSUS

Day: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Time: Speakers begin at 3:30pm

Location: 3rd Floor of Dirac and Zoom

Our October Speaker will be Stephen Chelko, PhD:

"Stephen Chelko, PhD is a physiologist and professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM). He studies the impact of exercise and myocardial inflammation in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (ACM), a dreadful disease contributing to sudden cardiac death in the young and in athletes. Dr. Chelko’s laboratory utilizes cell and animal models of ACM to uncover abnormal 0cell signaling mechanisms that give rise to ACM disease phenotypes, such as cardiac dysfunction, arrhythmias, and fibrotic scarring of the heart’s walls. He has extensive experience (>15yrs) testing the efficaciousness of small molecule inhibitors and works with pharmaceutical giants, Novartis and Pfizer, testing FDA-approved drugs in pre-clinical animal models of heart disease.  He is pleased to be part of a collaborative network of clinical and basic researchers performing translational studies with animal and cellular models of ACM, internally, externally, and abroad. While Dr. Chelko often jokes that he may not be the “ideal” face of diversity, as he identifies as a cis-gender, Caucasian male, he has experienced numerous forms of anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination in academia. That said, Dr. Chelko often states “any anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination I have endured, has undoubtedly, only strengthened my resolve and propelled me to achieve more. Not only in my career, but to strengthen this resolve in other members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women and people of color."

Questions?: Contact Kelly Grove (kegrove@fsu.edu)

Dial-In Information

If attending virtually: bit.ly/DVFSUS

Tuesday, October 5 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Dirac Science Library, 3rd Floor
110 North Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee, FL https://www.lib.fsu.edu/dirac-science-library

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Special Events, Workshops & Seminars, Speakers & Lectures

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Kelly Grove

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