Walker, Gatza, Doolittle come out on top 4th Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum

On February 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the MBRB at the School of Medicine, 37 university postdoctoral fellows gathered for a poster forum to present their research findings.

Walker, Gatza, Doolittle come out on top 4th Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum click to enlarge Poster forum winner Matt Walker with Dr. Martin Chalfie.
Walker, Gatza, Doolittle come out on top 4th Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum click to enlarge Poster forum runner-up Michael Gatza with Dr. Martin Chalfie.

Matt Walker (Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center) placed first for his research poster entitled FOXP1 Activates WNT Signaling in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma; Michael Gatza (Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center) placed second for his research poster entitled An integrated genomics approach identifies novel drivers of oncogenic pathway activity in human breast cancer; and Janet Doolittle (Dental Research) placed third for her research poster entitled Large-scale Analysis and Profiling of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Integration Sites.

The forum, which followed the Thursday afternoon keynote address by Dr. Martin Chalfie, is a critical component to the success of the Smithies Symposium. It provides an opportunity for fellows both to hear the inspiring stories of previous Nobel Prize winners and to highlight the critical research they are doing to impact medicine. The School of Medicine would like to thank all fellows for participating in the forum as well as all attendees of the morning and afternoon events.