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14th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium - Symposium Agenda

February 22, 2018
Natcher Conference Center, 9:15am - 4:45pm

14th Graduate Student Research Symposium Program

Symposium Program Book

8:30-9:00am Registration  
9:00 - 10:00am
Lower Lobby
Elevator Pitch Competition

  • Elevator Pitch Competition starts at 9:00am
10:00 - 11:30am
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Welcome and Keynote Address

Sharon L. Milgram, Ph.D.
Director, NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)

Eric Betzig, Ph.D.
Nobel Laureate, 
Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 

11:30am - 12:00 noon

Time for Lunch
12:00 - 1:00pm
Poster Session I Odd Numbered Posters Presenting
1:00 - 2:00pm
Poster Session II Even Numbered Posters Presenting
2:15 - 3:45pm
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Student Presentations

Andrew Kesner, Johns Hopkins University, NIDA
Optogenetic interrogation of an understudied brain region suggests a role in motivated behaviors

Neelam Panchal, University College London, NIAID
T cell gene therapy corrects humoral and cytotoxic defects in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease type 1 (XLP1)

Kevin Hughes, Yale Univeristy, NCI
Identifying conditions that regulate expression of a " RNA Repair" operon in Salmonella

Kim Breglio, University of Oxford, NCATS
Phenotypic changes and drug sensitivity associated with an ATG18 mutation in Plasmodium falciparum


3:45 - 4:45pm
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Awards Ceremony
  • Graduate Ceremony - Certificates 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