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13th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium - Symposium Agenda

February 23, 2017
Natcher Conference Center, 9:00am - 4:00pm

13th Graduate Student Research Symposium Program

Symposium Program Book


9:00 - 10:00am
Lower Lobby
Networking and Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Current student and Alumni Networking.  All are invited to attend
  • Elevator Pitch Competition starts at 9:30am
10:00 - 10:15am
Room E1 / E2
Welcome Sharon L. Milgram, Ph.D.
Director, NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)
10:15 - 11:45am
Room E1 / E2
Student Oral Presentations Lydia Louis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NCI-DCEG
Personal use of organochlorine insecticides and cancer risks among the Agricultural Health Study farm spouses


Nityashree Shivaprasad, Georgetown University, NCI
FGFR4 specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy against rhabdomyosarcoma

Rodrigo Matus Nicodemos, Johns Hopkins Univeristy, NIAID
HLA-A and HLA-B Down Modulation in HIV-Infected Cells Occurs Late in the Viral Replicative Cycle

Christie Campla, University of Oxford, NEI
Frmpd1: A novel gene involved in rod photoreceptor maturation

11:45 - 12:45pm
Poster Session I Odd Numbered Posters Presenting
12:45 - 1:45pm
Poster Session II Even Numbered Posters Presenting
2:00 - 3:00pm
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Keynote Address

Dr. Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, Managing Editor, ASBMB Today

"How Storytelling Can Make You a Better Scientist"

3:00 - 4:00pm
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Awards Ceremony
  • Graduate Ceremony - Certficiates presented by Sharon L. Milgram, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
  • Outstanding Mentor Awards
  • NIH Graduate Student Research Awards (NGSRAs)



Location: TBA

Community Networking Event

Graduate Student Council

Details to be announced at the symposium