Symposium to feature postdoc research

Postdoctoral researchers will showcase their work at the 8th Annual Postdoc Scientific Symposium at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The symposium will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., March 29, 2012, at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Atrium and Connor Auditorium.

A panel discussion titled “Science and the Community: Educating the Public” will also take place at 11:45 a.m. featuring Sally Elgin, PhD, the Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences; Cynthia Wichelman, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and course director for Mini-Medical School; and Thomas Woolsey, MD, the George H. and Ethel R. Bishop Scholar in Neuroscience in Neurological Surgery and Neurology.

In addition, five postdoctoral researchers will give presentations: Najia Kfoury, PhD, neurology; Ziv Rotman, PhD, cell biology and physiology; Tao Sun, PhD, pediatrics; Eline van Meel, PhD, internal medicine (hematology); and Matthew Wyczalkowski, PhD, biomedical engineering.

At 4 p.m., the keynote speaker, Tayyaba Hasan, MD, professor of dermatology and of health sciences and technology at Harvard Medical School, will speak on “So you have a PhD? What next? A personal perspective.”

A poster session will also be held.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit