This Event Has Been Postponed

In light of the University’s recommendations in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is only allowing classes/events in the facility that support the curriculum and cannot be taught in the distant learning environment.

Events unrelated to curriculum are considered non-essential at this time and will not occur.

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24th Annual Buffalo DNA Replication and Repair Symposium

Dr. Rama Dey-Rao presenting her research at the 23rd Annual Buffalo DNA Replication and Repair Symposium

Our annual conference features the latest research in DNA replication and repair.

Our symposium provides opportunities for oral and poster presentations and interactions between senior scientists, students and postdocs.

We encourage graduate students to attend early in their graduate career. Senior undergraduates and master’s students who are carrying out research in these areas are also encouraged to attend and participate.

Our symposium is hosted at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — in the heart of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus.

William C. Burhans Memorial Lecturer

Karen Vasques, PhD

Toxicology & Pharmacology Division Head and Professor at the University of Texas, Austin

Registration Cost and Due Date

Registration fee is $110, with a discount for UB attendees paying with an IDI or eReq.

Registration and abstracts will be due by April 20, 2021.

Lodging Information

Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown
125 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

There is a hotel shuttle from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; the symposium location is 0.3 miles from the hotel. 

Submission Instructions

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be emailed to
  • Abstracts must have 1 inch margins.
  • Must be sent as a PDF file.
  • Use 12 pt font.
  • Title must be in Bold.
  • List all Authors and their Institutional Affiliations (last name, first name, middle intitial).
  • Underline the name of the presenting author(s).
  • Abstract should not exceed 1 page.
  • Abstract will be printed in black and white. Please do not include color graphs.
  • Your abstract will be published as it is submitted.  Please ensure you carefully read and proofread your document prior to             submission, paying specific attention to proper formatting of all special characters and symbols.

Abstract Submission Deadline

April 20, 2021

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be 3 feet high by 4 feet wide.

Date and Location

Spring, 2021

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Education
955 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y., 14203


Program coming soon.


Please note that this is a secure site. Each attendee will need to pay individually. The first page will ask for a student name, but is for all attendees. Only required fields need to be competed.

Conference Administrators

Kathrine Ohms.

Kathrine Ohms

Witebsky Center Administrator/Grants Manager

955 Main Street, Suite 5102 D, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-3831