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Tenth Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Tuesday June 16th, 2015

The Jefferson Postdoctoral Association and the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (JGSBS) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will host the 10th Annual Jefferson Postdoctoral Research Symposium (PRS) on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 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.

The Call for Abstracts will be sent to postdocs and faculty on Monday, April 6, 2015.  All abstract submissions will be due on Monday, April 27, 2015.  

Dr. Dennis Discher

The Keynote Speaker for the 2015 PRS will be Dr. Dennis Discher, the Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Discher is a leader in soft matter and physicochemical approaches to cell and molecular biology. He has coauthored more than 200 publications with over 29,000 citations that range in topic from matrix effects on stem cells and biochemical physics of protein folding to self-assembling polymers applied to disease, with papers appearing in Science, Cell, and various Nature journals.  Along with many other honors and awards, Dr. Discher was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the National Science Foundation.

The Distinguished Mentor Award (call for nominations will go out in early May), 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 Lisa.Kozlowski@jefferson.edu, or the PRS Planning Committee.