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Biochemistry Research Day

Biochemistry Research Day returns in person
           on Monday May 16, 2022*


Monday May 16, 2022 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Oral Presentations:
2213 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Poster Presentations:
M&T Atrium, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The Biochemistry department hosts an annual "Biochemistry Research Day" to stimulate scientific discussion, collaboration and increase awareness of the research being conducted in the department.  To accomplish these goals, undergraduate Biochemistry majors, graduate students and post-doctoral associates in the department present their research via poster format, and senior graduate students give a 10-15 minute presentation.  The day concludes with a seminar presentation by a scientist chosen by the students and presentation of awards. 

This year's invited speaker is:

Laurie H. Sanders, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology and Pathology
Divisions of Movement Disorders and Translational Brain Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Sanders is an alum of The University of Buffalo, Department of Biochemistry Ph.D. program.  Dr. Sanders received her Ph.D. in 2008 under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Sutton.  Her thesis was titled "Mechanisms of DNA repair and damage tolerance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Implications for cystic fibrosis patients".

Dr. Sanders' lab studies Parkinson's disease (PD), the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder.  She is also the recipient of "The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society's (EMGS) 2020 Young Scientist Award".  These awards go to promising young scientists who are finishing their education and training, or within three years of establishing an independent scientific career. 

More information about Dr. Sanders' research can be found here.

*This event is currently scheduled in person and may be changed to virtual depending on pandemic conditions.