Biology graduate students to host research symposium Nov. 3

November 1, 2017 | Events, UToday, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
By Ashley Diel

The Biology Graduate Students’ Research Symposium will take place Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Ingman Room.

This is the fifth year for the symposium, which is designed to showcase the biology research being conducted at the University and introduce graduate studies to students.

The free, public event will include a poster presentation by graduate students followed by an introduction to undergraduate research opportunities by faculty. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

“Biology research can be an alien language for a lot of the people in the community due to its complexity and ambiguous findings,” said Kyoung Jo, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences. “We are attempting to simplify our findings and research subjects into posters so that people can understand better what kind of science we are doing in the community.”

There will be poster presentations on fertility; cancer, including breast cancer; viruses and the immune system; neuroscience; and plants.

The event also will include a presentation from Dr. Claire Walczak, assistant director of research for the Medical Sciences Program at Indiana University. Her presentation titled “Polypoid Cell Divisions and Genome Stability” will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Department of Biological Sciences.

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