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Biomedical Sciences Symposium  

The Biomedical Sciences Symposium is an annual meeting created in 2018 as a joint effort between the Higuchi Biosciences Center,  the NIH-sponsored Chemical Biology Training Program, and the NIH-sponsored Biotechnology Training Program to provide a forum for trainees to present their work as poster or oral presentations and to cover special topics with invited outside speakers.  This meeting, organized by the training programs trainees, features student presentations in the morning followed in the afternoon by two keynote lectures from internationally recognized biomedical science researchers and a poster session.  HBC Investigators, their students and research staff are invited to attend, and encouraged to participate in the poster session, including researchers affiliated with the various core facilities in the biomedical sciences.

Biomedical Sciences Symposium 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Adam Cohen, Harvard University
Presentation title: "Development of all-optical electrophysiology for large-scale mapping of brain activity."

Dr. David Keire, Director, FDA
Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis
Presentation title: "Analysis of complex drugs and protein-based therapeutics."


Poster Award Winners:

Mikala Heon (in the laboratory of Me Hei, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering)

Jeff McFarlane (in the laboratory of Audrey Lamb, Molecular Biosciences)

Melissa Pressnall (in the laboratory of Cory Berkland, Pharmaceutical Chemistry)


Held April 18, 2019 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


This symposium is possible through support from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and from two National Institute of General Medical Sciences Predoctoral Training Programs, the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Training Program (T32-GM08545) and the Biotechnology Training Program (T32-GM008359).

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