Events & Awards


Check out upcoming events for prospective and current graduate students.

Graduate Student Research Recognition Day

Save the date! The ninth-annual Biomedical Sciences Programs Research Recognition Day takes place Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Coffman Union Great Hall

All faculty, students, postdocs and staff from the biomedical sciences graduate programs are cordially invited.  Registration is free, but required.


  • Keynote Speaker: Eugene Koonin, PhD, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and the leader of the Evolutionary Genomics Group in the Computational Biology Branch of the National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • Presentations by the 2017 Milne-Brandenburg Award winners.
  • Graduate Student Posters

  • 3-Minute Thesis Competition
 (1st and 2nd place prizes and the People's Choice Award

Special thanks to our 2017 Graduate Student Planning Committee:
 Ajeetha Joseph Rajan, BMBB; Amber Lockridge, IBP
; Sarah Namugenyi, MICaB;  Anna Ingebretson, NSCI
; Catherine Lee, MCDB&G; Lisa Chesner, PHCL

Program Day Agenda - coming soon!

    Meet & greet!

    Visit our booth at these upcoming conferences or come meet us at these campus visits in 2016:

    October 12-15, 2016
    Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Long Beach, CA
    Booth 340

    October 19, 2016
    Hampton University, Norfolk, VA. Presentation to freshman seminar - 4 PM

    October 21, 2016
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Presentation to Meyerhoff Scholars - Free hour.
    Interviews for Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

    November 1-4, 2016
    University of Puerto RIco Campus visits.
    11/1 Cayey MBRS-RISE program
    11/2 Rio Piedras - MARC and RISE programs
    11/3 Mayaguez - MARC program, Neuro-RUM chapter & the Alpha Helix Biomedical Resesarch Society
    11/4 Ponce - PRISE program

    November 9-12, 2016
    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FLA
    Booths 509 & 511