24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Friday October 20th, 2017
La Quinta Inn & Suites Medical Center, San Antonio,TX

Each fall, the graduate students in the Department of Pharmacology organize a symposium, which includes two poster sessions, several slide presentations, lunch, and a keynote address. This year's Symposium is being held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Medical Center, 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd (off I-10E Frontage Rd., between Medical Dr. and Callaghan Dr.). The event is being organized by Neuroscience and Pharmacology graduate students Melodi Bowman, Danielle Santana Coelho and Corena Shaffer.


During the two poster sessions, the research of dozens of students, postdocs, and faculty is highlighted. This year's speakers for the Student Presentations are Alumnus Michele Baladi, Ph.D., Clinical Scientist at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, whose presentation is titled: 'My journey to the other side: from academia to industry' and Graduate Student Ashley Furr, who's presentation is titled: 'Investigating peripheral mechanisms of persistent hypersensitivity associated with burn injury in a mouse model'. The Graduate Student Symposium is traditionally brought to a close by the Arthur Briggs Lecturer, who this year is Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D., who serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Chair at the University of California, San Diego. Her Graduate Student Symposium address is titled 'Fortuity, flexibility and flair will get you there'.






Last Year's Guest Speaker - Dr. Bruce A. Littlefield

Last Year's Poster Winners (L-R Brenda Gannon, Ph.D., Elizabeth Fucich, Roma Kaul and Breeanne Soteros)