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2012 IMSD Biomedical Research Symposium Return to listing


JOIN US as we showcase the outstanding biomedical research efforts of our diverse undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs here at UNC through oral and poster presentations.  Following the presentations and keynote address by Fernando Carmargo Ph.D., awards will honor the most outstanding presentations and the IMSD Mentor of the Year.  A seminar for pre-graduate attendees will follow the awards ceremony and provide insights for enhancing awareness of and preparation for doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences.  

Agenda-At-A Glance:
8:30 am -- Breakfast, Registration, and Poster setup
8:55 am -- Welcome
9:00 am -- Student Oral Presentations
10:45 am -- Poster Session
12:15 pm -- Lunch
1:00 pm -- Postdoc Presentation
1:30 pm -- Keynote Address
2:30 pm -- Awards and Closing
3:30 pm -- Pre-Graduate Seminar: Enhancing Your Competitiveness for Biomedical PhD Programs

About the Speaker:
Dr. Fernando Carmargo is an Assistant Professor in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department at Harvard University.  HIs research seeks to understand the signals regulating adult stem cell maturation and tissue regeneration.  HIs lab also studies the cellular and molecular biology of hematopoietic stem cells, focusing primarily on the in vivo roles of transcription factors and microRNAs in stem cell fate decisions, differentiation, and malignancy.

Originally from Peru, Dr. Carmargo earned his PhD from Baylor College of Medicine where he studied adult stem cell plasticity and developmental potential.  After completing his PhD, Dr. Carmargo was awarded a Whitehead Fellowship at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, an affiliate of MIT.  



  Location: Michael Hooker Bldg, Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium
  Date: Friday, November 02, 2012
  Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Sponsor: Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Ashalla Freeman ashalla@unc.edu