- New Witness
New witness Prof. of Medicine Curt Richard Freed at CU School of Medicine. For 40 years.
Prof. Freed: Former director of the neuroscience program
Prof. Freed: Has a lab where students work, including 1st year PhD students. Says they do short research rotations, often for about 3 months
Prof. Freed: says defendant worked in his lab from Feb 27-May 17
Prof. Freed: Met the defendant prior to the start date of the lab rotation, earlier in February
Prof. Freed: "My lab is known for putting new brain cells into Parkinson patients."
Prof. Freed: Working on drug to stop Parkinson's Disease in his lab
Prof. Freed: Assigned defendant to work on mirco-RNA project.
Prof. Freed: "I would say that he was a somewhat shy person, but easy to have a conversation with"
Prof. Freed: Defendant had difficulty getting the cultures to work in the lab
Prof. Freed: Assigned defendant to research history of the field and had him make a presentation
Prof. Freed: Says defendant only got about 1/3 of the way done with his project, and another student had to complete it
@jj1114: He likes the wireless mic
Prof. Freed worked with defendant 6 times for about an hour to plan/discuss the final presentation
Prof. Freed: "I think he did an excellent job" on final presentation
Prof. Freed: "Because his accomplishments in the lab had not been all that great, I had some hesitation about having him to a thesis in my lab."
Prof. Freed: "You are always trying to maintain a productive atmosphere in which people are going to be close and supportive working associates" Says he expressed "very little" concerns about this because focus was on productivity.
Prof. Freed: Never promised a spot in his lab, but "i did leave the door open a crack."
DA; Did you ever think he was detached from reality?
Prof. Freed: No
DA: Did you detect any changes?
Prof. Freed: No