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16th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium - Symposium Agenda

February 20, 2020
Natcher Conference Center, 9:15am - 4:45pm

16th Graduate Student Research Symposium Program


View the program book from last year here.

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 Keynote Address

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

Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist, Center for the Advancement of Well-being, George Mason University
Dissecting Resilience: New Insights from Scientific Research on Depression, Sexual Assault, and Everyday Adversity    
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 - 3:45pm
Ruth L. Kirchstein Auditorium
Student Presentations

Dennis Burke, Brown University, NIAAA
Lateral Inhibition between Nucleus Accumbens Neurons Shapes Behavioral Ensembles

Meghali Goswami, George Washington University, NHLBI
Immunological Features of Immune-related Adverse Events During Anti-PD-1 Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Relapsed/Refractory AML

Sara Mithani, University of Illinois, Chicago, NINR
High Throughput Sequencing of the Transcriptome in Individuals with Insomnia

Simona Patange, University of Maryland, College Park, NCI
A Living, Single Cell View of MYC's Effects on Transcriptional Bursting

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