24th Annual Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group Symposium

We're excited to invite the CAMB community to our virtual symposium on October 21st from 2pm-4pm and October 22nd from 9am-8pm.

Registration for the symposium is now open! Please register using the links below:

Registration deadline and poster submission deadline is Friday, October 8th 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the CAMB Office.

We will have our alumni career panels on October 21st, and the keynote talks, student speakers, and poster sessions on October 22nd. Our symposium will be hosted virtually, though we are hopeful that circumstances will permit an in-person outdoor closing reception on October 22nd, following best practices for COVID-19.

See below for our great list of speakers! Please check back for the schedule, and more information on the alumni career panels and poster sessions.


Alumni Keynote Speaker

Scott Hensley, PhD

Scott Hensley, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
University of Pennsylvania

Viral Immune Escape: Lessons learned by a former CAMB student


Racial Equity and Action Keynote

Shawn M. Bediako, PhD

Shawn M. Bediako, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Peculiar: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Mythical Science of Race
Faculty Webpage


Student Speakers

Maxwell Chappell

Maxwell Chappell
GTV Program
Stefano Rivella's lab

A severe mouse model of alpha-thalassemia to study abnormal iron metabolism, erythropoiesis, and development of a gene therapy approach for its treatment

Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell
DSRB Program
Nancy Speck's lab

Re-specification of endothelium towards the hematopoietic lineage by RUNX1

Aileen Ren, PhD

Aileen Ren, PhD
CPM Program
Alum from Mark Kahn's lab

Investigating the role of PI3K Signaling in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

Prioty Sarwar

Prioty Sarwar
MVP Program
Paul Planet's lab

Talk Title TBA

Duo Zhang

Duo Zhang
CB Program
Yi Fan's lab

Rewire endothelial metabolism for glioblastoma immunotherapy

Yeqiao Zhou

Yeqiao Zhou
G&E Program
Babak Faryabi and Warren Pear's labs

Notch-mutated cancer genomes in 3D


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