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 4th year students present posters.

Students invite and host a distinguished scientist as the keynote speaker at this event. In 2022, our keynote address was given by Dr. Kyle Bednar, from AstraZeneca.


2022 Award Winners

Akeson Award for Academic Excellence – Nicole Pek

Akeson Award for Research Excellence – Shane D'Souza

Outstanding 3rd Year Presentation – Maria Uscategui Calderon

Outstanding 4th Year Poster – Xuyao Chang

Outstanding 5th Year Presentation – Shane D’Souza

Best Image – Nicole Pek

Best Question – Guillermo Sanchez Arriola

2023 MDB Symposium & Retreat

The 2023 MDB Symposium and Retreat is scheduled for September 21 and 22, 2023.

Keynote Speaker
Penney M. Gilbert, PhD, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair, Endogenous Repair University of Toronto