10th Annual Postdoc Scientific Symposium
Thursday, April 3, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm followed by a Happy Hour
Farrell Learning & Teaching Center Atrium & Connor Auditorium
Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the WU Postdoc Society
Congratulations to Best Poster Award winner Dr. Emily Benesh, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Moley lab), and to Dr. Prithwiraj Das, Biology & Biomedical Engineering (Ben-Shahar & Raman labs) and Dr. Kathleen Schoch, Neurology (T. Miller lab) who both won Honorable Mention.
Congratulations also to Dr. Robert Schreiber, Pathology & Immunology, who won the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award!
If you missed it, or want to see it again, click here to access Dr. Amy Reese's keynote address.
Thanks to all who came out for a great 10th Annual event! The 2015 date will be announced in Fall 2014.
The Postdoc Symposium is our annual opportunity to recognize and showcase the important contributions of postdocs to the scientific enterprise at Washington University. The Symposium includes five individual postdoc talks, a keynote speaker, a poster session, presentation of the outstanding faculty mentor award and a panel discussion. To celebrate our 10th Annual event, we've invited back the original Symposium Committee from 2004 for our panel discussion.
2014 Speakers and Schedule
Events will be in the WU School of Medicine's Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, 520 S. Euclid Ave.
11am Welcome - Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., WU Vice Chancellor for Research
Life After a WU Postdoc: 10 Years Later
A Panel Discussion with the original Symposium Committee
Panelists: Nicquet Blake, Ph.D., Helen Hu, Ph.D., Jeramia J. Ory, Ph.D., Douglas J. Rowland, Ph.D.,
Catherine Woodstock Striley, Ph.D., MSW, MPE, Guoyan Zhao, Ph.D.
Click here to learn more about the panelists.
12:15pm Box Lunch Distribution
WU Postdoc Talks, Connor Auditorium, FLTC
12:30pm Jenny Furman, Ph.D., Neurology
Tau Seeding Activity is the Earliest Pathological Marker of Tauopathy
12:48pm Lydia-Ann Harris, Ph.D., Int Med: Nutritional Science
Perilipin 5 overexpression in skeletal muscle enhances metabolic flexibility through myokine release
1:06pm Natalie Spillman, Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology
Virulence factors of the malaria parasite that modulate host vasoregulation
1:24pm Matthew Toomey, Ph.D., Pathology & Immunology
Carotenoid metabolism and opsin tuning have co-evolved to facilitate avian color discrimination
1:42pm Junjie Yao, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
Fast Label-free Functional Photoacoustic Microscopy of Small Animal Brain in Action
2:15pm Keynote Address, Connor Auditorium, FLTC
Agitate vigorously: a protocol for incubating scientists in undergraduate culture
Amy J. Reese, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Health Professions Advisor
Cedar Crest College
Presentation of the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
3:30pm Postdoc Poster Session & Reception, FLTC Atrium
- 5pm Posters by:
Haedar Abuirqeba • Ream Al-Hasani • Dhanalakshmi Anbukumar • Scott Beeman • Emily Benesh • Somashubhra Bhattacharya • Ahlem Bouhlel • Chandana Buddhala • Steven Chang • Gengsheng Chen • Tom Cohen • Shahnjayla Connors • Nadia Corral-Frias • Prithwiraj Das • Joshua Dearborn • Justyna Dobrowolska • Rinaldo D'Souza • Adam Eggebrecht • Benjamen Filas • Kristen Funk • Felicia Gomez • Vivian Gonzalez-Perez • Sundaram GSM • M.Burhan Janjua • Nelly Joseph-Mathurin • Ningdong Kang • Jungsil Kim • Geraldine Kress • Devesha Kulkarni • Laura Lamb • Sara Lange • Marie Laury • Shalon Ledbetter • Jinyang Liang • Andrew Linsenbardt • Tuoen Liu • Jana Mahadevan • Joshua Muia • Maze Ndonwi • Chunzi Peng • Carlos Perez-Torres • Xinshuai Qi • Martin Schmidt • Eric Schmidt • Kathleen Schoch • George Schweitzer • Ismail Sergin • Cara Lunn Shirai • Deepa Srikanta • Molly Sutherland • Mike Urbin • Angela Verdoni • Stacey Ward • Jessica Williams • Aki Yoneda • Ali Zamani
5:30pm Welcome Happy Hour for NPA attendees, FLTC Hearth Room
Join us for pizza & beer to wrap up the Symposium and welcome the National Postdoctoral Association
Annual Meeting attendees. We will be serving St. Louis favorites Imo's Pizza and local craft beers.
2014 Call for Nominations for the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Do you consider your mentor to be outstanding? Does he or she go out of their way to ensure your success? Then nominate him or her for the 10th Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award! The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award will be presented at the Postdoc Symposium on April 3rd. You must be a current WU postdoc to submit, and you may only nominate current WU faculty members.
We are no longer accepting nominations. Please attend the Symposium to find out who will receive the award this year.
2014 Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts is now closed.
Abstracts due: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by 5pm. This deadline will not be extended.
Notification: by March 10, 2014
All Washington University postdocs are invited to submit an abstract for a 15 minute talk or a poster at the 10th Annual Postdoc Scientific Symposium. There will be a $100 honorarium for each postdoc speaker and one $100 award for the best poster. In celebration of WU hosting the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting on April 4-6, 2014, we also invite postdocs attending the NPA meeting to submit an abstract to present a poster.
Abstract submission is now open and will close Feb. 12th at 5pm. Please read below for submission details and eligibility or download the Complete Abstract Submission Instructions document below.