Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion Event and Symposium - May 16-17

Faculty, students, post-docs and staff are invited join us for the first ever Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposium.

On Thursday May 16, the 14 BBSP affiliated PhD programs will begin holding alumni reunion events. Please visit this page for links to program specific information.

On Friday, May 17, the Office of Graduate Education is holding two sets of talks by alumni of BBSP affiliated programs followed by a reception at the Ackland Art Museum where the winners of the Art of Science competition will be on display.  Please see below for a brief outline of the morning and afternoon talks and with time and location information.   You can find more information about the event on our website.   We hope you will join us for these exciting events – please register here if you plan to attend.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: “Science after the Carolina PhD” [Genome Sciences Building Rm G200]
  1. Pelin Volkan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University (graduate of the Biology program)
    "Strategies for generating neuronal complexity in the olfactory system"
  2. Lewis Lanier, PhD, American Cancer Society Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF (graduate of the Microbiology & Immunology program)
    From Carolina Graduate Student to Biotech and Back to Academics”
  3. Timothy Heffernan, PhD, Associate Director, Target Discovery, Institute for Applied Cancer Science, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center (graduate of the Molecular and Cellular Pathology program)
    "Oncology Drug Discovery in the Academic Setting"
3 p.m.: “Past, Present & Future of Personalized Medicine” - short talks followed by a panel discussion, session is open to the public [Hanes Art Auditorium, 115 S. Columbia St]
  1. Hutton Kearney, PhD, FACMG Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory; Associate Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Fullerton Genetics Center, Mission Health (graduate of the Genetics and Molecular Biology program)
    “Navigating the medical genome: success stories and ethical dilemmas”
  2. Peter Mohler, PhD, Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute; Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) and Physiology & Cell Biology; Associate Dean for Basic Research, The Ohio State University Medical Center (graduate of the Cell and Molecular Physiology program)
    “Team Science and Molecular Medicine”
  3. Steven Belinsky, PhD, Vice President for Academic Research; Director, Lung Cancer Program;  Senior Scientist, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (graduate of the Toxicology program)
    “Perspectives on Personalized Medicine for Lung Cancer”
5 p.m.: Closing Reception, Ackland Art Museum – winners of the 2013 Art of Science Competition will be on display