21st Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Friday October 31st, 2014
Marriott Northwest, 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 Marriott Northwest, 3233 NW Loop 410 (410 and I10 interchange-use the frontage road for access). The event is being organized by Pharmacology graduate students Nicholas Dybdal-Hargreaves, Michael Eskander, Blaine Jacobs and Andrew Robles.

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 Anibal Diogenes, DDS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, who's presentation is titled: 'Translational Science in Regenerative Endodontics' and Graduate Student Mayur Patil, who's presentation is titled: 'Prolactin – A target for female specific control of postoperative pain'. The Graduate Student Symposium is traditionally brought to a close by the Arthur Briggs Lecturer, who this year is Husseini K. Manji, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., the Global Therapeutic Head for Neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. His Graduate Student Symposium address is titled 'Targeting Synaptic & Neural Plasticity to Develop Improved Rx’s for Severe Mood Disorders' .

Photos from last year's Graduate Student Symposium








Last Year's Poster Winners (L-R Blaine Jacobs, Matthew Rowan, Ph.D., Marisa DeGuzman and Julianne Jett


Last Year's Guest Speaker-Dr. P. Jeffrey Conn