US Senator Phil Gramm visits Rice

first_imgShare Contact: Michael Berryhill Phone: (713) 527-4943 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm visits Rice U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm will visit Rice University on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 12:20 p.m. for a briefing on the accomplishments of the university’s George R. Brown Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering. The senator will be greeted by Rice University president George Rupp, who will introduce Gramm to Dr. Larry McIntire, chairman of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, and to Dr. Antonios Mikos, the T. N. Law Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. McIntire will give an overview of biomedical research going on at the award-winning laboratory that opened in 1991. Mikos will make a brief presentation on his research in synthetic tissue scaffolding that has important implications for transplant surgery and the regeneration of liver tissue. Sen. Gramm will discuss the implications of federal and private funding for biomedical research. After visiting a laboratory, Sen. Gramm will depart at 1:10 p.m. Rice researchers will be available for interviews. ### AddThislast_img read more