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Ninth Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The Jefferson Postdoctoral Association and the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (JGSBS) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will host the 9th Annual Jefferson Postdoctoral Research Symposium (PRS) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The oral presentations and keynote address will be in the Connelly Auditorium in the Hamilton Building (1001 Locust Street) and the poster presentations will be in the Hamilton lobby. The PRS will display the breadth and depth of the research done by postdocs here at Jefferson.

Once again this year, there will be two oral presentation sessions and a poster session.  The poster session will include the “Early Discoveries” category, which is for postdocs to present work that is in the early stages, either due to the postdoc being at Jefferson for less than one year, or for a new project started within the past six months.  This category will be judged separately, and prizes will be given for the best oral presentation and best poster in all sessions.

9th Annual PRS Agenda


The Keynote Speaker for the 2014 PRS will be Dr. Elaine Fuchs, a pioneer of reverse genetics, developer of the field of skin stem cells, and leader in the modernization of dermatology.  Dr. Fuchs is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University.  Dr. Fuchs' award winning research focuses on skin disease, stem cells, and the underlying bases for inherited human diseases and cancer.  It has been said by her Dickson Prize nominator that she is among the most creative scientists worldwide.  She is one of the ISI’s most highly cited researchers.

You may view Dr. Fuchs’ bio here and CV here.

The Distinguished Mentor Award, Friend of the JPA Award, and awards for best oral and poster presentations will be presented immediately following the keynote address. 

All are invited to view the posters, attend the talks, and meet the postdoc presenters throughout the day.  There will be a reception to close out the event in the lobby of the Hamilton building.

For more information please contact Lisa Kozlowski at the JGSBS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at 215-503-5750 or, or the PRS Planning Committee.



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