Penn Science Student Research Symposium 2015

March 20, 2015, 1-6:30PM
BRB Auditorium
Keynote Address:

James M. Wilson, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UPenn

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.D., University of Michigan

Rita Balice-Gordon, Vice-President of Integrative Neuroscience and Circuitry at Pfizer

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Registration is free and open to all members of the Penn community. Please register online here.


Abstract submission is now open. Please submit your abstract here. Deadline for submission is March 2, 2015.


Judging will be conducted by a panel of faculty and post-doctoral associates and will be based on experimental merit, scientific impact, creativity, and presentation style.

Prizes are valued up to $50 and will include gift cards to Stephen Starr restaurants and Amazon! Microbe plushies will also be raffled to lucky attendees throughout the duration of the event!

Participating organizations:

Sponsored by the Biomedical Graduate Student Association
Co-sponsored by GAPSA, MSG, and GSEG


Please contact with any questions. In addition to registering here, you can RSVP and see who else is coming on the Facebook event page.

Symposium Schedule

1:00-2:00 PM
Introductory keynote from Dr. James Wilson
2:00-3:00 PM
Poster Session
3:00-4:00 PM
Career Panel
4:00-4:15 PM
Coffee Break
4:15-5:15 PM
Keynote Address from Dr. Rita Balice-Gordon
5:15-6:30 PM

Career Panelists:
1. Dr. Heather Rose (Technology Licensing Manager at Drexel University)
2. Dr. Danielle Haney (Associate Strategic Consultant at Ethos Communications)
3. Dr. Nick Francella (Consultant at Deloitte Consulting)
4. Dr. Ilan McNamara (Current Director of Clinical and Regulatory Intelligence, Gene Therapy)