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.