MDB Annual Graduate Student Symposium

An annual symposium is hosted by the Molecular & Developmental Biology Graduate Program. All 3rd and 5th year students make platform presentations and all 2nd and 4th year students present posters.

Students invite and host a distinguished scientist as the keynote speaker at this event. In 2019, our keynote address was given by Dr. Carole LaBonne, from Northwestern University.


2019 Award Winners

Best Platform Presentation by a 3rd Year student – Kurtis Stefan

Best Poster Presentation by a 4th Year student – Jacob Gafranek

Best Platform Presentation by a 5th Year student – Alexandra Eicher AND Kevin Zhang

Group of MDB Students at the symposium        presentation at the symposium 

2020 MDB Symposium

The 2020 MDB Symposium is scheduled for September 17, 2020.

Keynote Speaker
Kenneth D. Poss, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Biology, Professor in Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine



Students socialize at the symposium.