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15th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium - Symposium Agenda

February 21, 2019
Natcher Conference Center, 9:15am - 4:45pm

15th Graduate Student Research Symposium Program


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8:30-9:00am Registration  
9:00 - 10:00am
Lower Lobby
Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Elevator Pitch Competition starts at 9:00am
10:00 - 11:45am
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Welcome and Student Presentations

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

Ashley Pitt, Johns Hopkins University, NIDDK
Structural Investigation of a Novel Tom40 Interaction
Davide Ortolan, University of L’Aquila, NEI
In vitro generation of iPSC-derived macular and peripheral Retinal Pigment Epithelial cells using machine learning based high content screen


Alec Nickolls, Brown University, NINDS
Transcriptional Programming of Human Sensory Neurons
Carly Starke, Georgetown University, NIAID
Signatures of Protective SIV-Specific CD8+ T-Cells
11:45am - 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 - 3:30pm
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Keynote Address
Dr. David Dinges
Professor and Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania 
3:30 - 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