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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 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. M. Paola Castaldi, Head of Chemical Biology, Astra Zeneca
Presentation title: "Chemical Biology Strategies Applied to Drug Discovery"

Dr. Rao V. Mantri, Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Presentation title: "Delivery and Development of High Concentration Protein Therapeutics"


Poster Award Winners:

Sayantani Basu (in the laboratory of Arghya Paul, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering)

Wade Henke (in the laboratory of James Blakemore, Chemistry)

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

Jimmy Song (in the laboratory of Cory Berkland, Pharmaceutical Chemistry)


Held April 12, 2018 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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