22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Friday October 9th, 2015
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 Pharmacology graduate students Elizabeth Fucich, Ashley Furr Wallace, Peter LoCoco 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 Jacob Garza, Ph.D., Reseach Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who's presentation is titled: 'Disruption of the Ankyrin-3 Bipolar Disorder GWAS Gene Induces Impulsive Behaviors and Alters Hippocampal Function' and Graduate Student Jennifer Parrott, who's presentation is titled: 'Kynurenine 3-monooxygenase (KMO) and inflammation-induced behavioral despair'. The Graduate Student Symposium is traditionally brought to a close by the Arthur Briggs Lecturer, who this year is Peter Senter, Ph.D., the Vice President, Chemistry and Distinguished Fellow at Seattle Genetics Inc. His Graduate Student Symposium address is titled '4593 Years of Drug Delivery ' (Abstract).






Last Year's Guest Speaker - Dr. Husseini K. Manji

Last Year's Poster Winners (L-R Eric Flores, Nicholas Dybdal-Hargreaves, Nathan Mitchell, and Jennifer Donegan, Ph.D.)