2018 Symposium

3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

2018 Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 18th, 2018, Genetics and Biotechnology Center Building, 425 Henry Mall

Schedule of Events

12:00-1:15pm – Lunch and Vendor Fair: Atrium

12:15-1:15pm – Data Science Career Panel: Room 1360

1:15-1:20pm – Welcome and Introduction: Room 1111

1:20-2:15pm – Keynote Address – Ron Seely, “The Scientist as Communicator”: Room 1111

2:15-2:30pm – Break and Coffee: Atrium

2:30-3:30pm – Blitz Talk Session I: Room 1111

3:20-3:45pm – Break and Coffee: Atrium

3:45-4:30pm – Blitz Talk Session II: Room 1111

4:30-5:30pm – Refreshments and Reception: Atrium

During the reception, the recipients of the two travel awards will be announced, be sure to stay for the reception after the talks if you were one of the blitz talk speakers

The Symposium is free to attend, but you can register here to help us gauge attendance and interest.

Blitz Talk Speakers

Laurel Hind, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Kazukuki Kasahara, Bacteriology

Anahid Ebrahimi, Mechanical Engineering

Nicholas Hess, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Yuzhe Xiao, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kimberly O’Keefe, Botany

Chenoa Allen, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephanie Metzger, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Samantha Allison, Geriatrics

Prarthana Dharampal, Entomology

Olga Dadalko, Waisman Center

Yong Wang, Biological Systems Engineering

Data Science Career Panel

Croix Christensen – UW-Health

J. Pocahontas Olson – Data Scientist, American Family Insurance

Michael Ferris – Dept. of Computer Science, UW-Madison

Jacob Zwart – Postdoc, USGS Data Science Branch

Pitt Fagan – Data Scientist, Zendesk

2018 Postdoctoral Symposium Committee

Clarisse Van der Feltz – Chair – Biochemistry

Moones Heidari  – Medical Sciences, Vet Medicine

Bipana Bantawa – School of Education

Melissa Breeden – Space Science and Engineering Center

Yathi Giffin-Rao – Waisman Center

Vania Carla Silva Pankievicz – Agronomy, CALS


Special thanks to:

Ron Seely – Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison

Imogen Hurley – Office of Postdoctoral Studies, UW-Madison

  Debora Treu – Education Liason, Morgridge Institute for Research

Meghan Chua – Communications Specialist, The Graduate School, UW-Madison