The Brenda Shivers Lecture Series at the Higuchi Biosciences Center provides a forum for discussion by leading bioscience and biomedical researchers on cutting-edge topics dealing with neurological and neurodegenrative disorders. This lecture series honors the distinguished career of Brenda Shivers, who received her bachelor's of science and doctorate in physiology from the University of Kansas. During her distinguished career she conducted neuroscience research at the Rockefeller Institute in New York; the Center for Molecular Biology in Heidelberg, Germany; Tulane University in Louisiana; and Parke-Davis Research Laboratories in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Shivers helped discover novel treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. In 1998 she left the research she loved due to complications resulting from her battle with multiple sclerosis. She died in 2007.
Peter Boxer set up a fund to support this lecture series in 2007 to continue the legacy of his former colleague and dear friend Brenda D. Shivers. To receive information about upcoming lectures or to suggest a topic or speaker, please contact Susan Wakefield at swakefield.ku.edu or 785-864-7339 at the Higuchi Biosciences Center.