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 2014 our keynote address was given by Dr. Cliff Tabin, The George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School.  


2014 MDB Award Winners

Best Platform Presentation by a 3rd Year Student – Betsy Schock  

Best Poster Presentation by a 4th Year Student – Ariel Rydeen  

Best Platform Presentation by a 5th Year Student – Mariana Louza Stevens & Maggie Gardner  

Akeson Award for Academic Excellence – Jason Cowan  

Akeson Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Graduate Program – Katie Sinagoga 

Group of MDB Students at the symposium        presentation at the symposium 

2015 MDB Symposium

The 2015 MDB symposium is scheduled for August 20, 2015.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Hans Clevers, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands

Learn more about Dr. Clevers 



Students socialize at the symposium.