October 16, 2016

UWPA Research Symposium 2016

Update: Symposium Schedule and Abstract Booklet are online! See below.

RSVP here!

Join us at the annual UWPA Research Symposium!

Friday, November 18

1:30 – 5 pm

Orin Smith Auditorium

(UW Medicine at South Lake Union, 850 Republican St)

  • Enjoy an afternoon learning about the exciting research of your post-doc peers across the UW system!
  • Food and drink will be provided, and there will be also be an award for best research talk!
  • Panel presentation on “Preparing to be a T-Shaped Professional” led by former PhDs and post-docs!
  • Check out the Schedule and Abstract Booklet below

Click To View Abstract Booklet (pdf)


1:30 pm          Welcome and Session 1 Talks

Shannon Oda, Department of Immunology, UW & Fred Hutch

Immunomodulatory fusion proteins enhance adoptive immunotherapy of leukemia

James Laing, UW Atmospheric Sciences Department, UW-Bothell

How do wildfires affect air quality in the Pacific Northwest and global?

Alexander Zevin, Department of Pharmaceutics, Washington National Primate Research Center, UW

Antibiotic treatment affects gastrointestinal luminal and mucosal microbial communities in SIV-infected macaques

Julie Van De Weghe, Pediatric Genetics, UW

In search of the unifying mechanism of Joubert Syndrome

 2:30 pm          Break

 2:45 pm          Session 2 Talks

Ryan Niemeyer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW

Do dams increase downstream river temperatures?

Rama Subba Rao Vidadala, Department of Chemistry, UW

Synthesis Of Bumped Kinase Inhibitors Against Taxoplasma Gondii Calcium-Dependent Protein KINASE 1 (TgCDPK1) To Treat Taxoplasmosis

Caitlin M. Hudac, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW

Infant brain correlates of fairness expectations

Chloé Lahondere, Department of Biology, UW

What makes mosquitoes attracted to Platanthera orchids?

3:45 pm          Break

4:00 pm          Panel: Preparing to be a T-shaped Professional

Chet Moritz, Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine, UW

Melanie Roberts, Founding Director of Emerging Leaders in Science & Society

Ron Paulsen, Principal Program Manager, Medical Devices Group, Microsoft Research  

 4:45 pm          Prizes and Closing Remarks

 5:00 pm          Reception