• Postdoctoral Research and Career Development Symposium

    October 18, 2016

    University of Chicago, IL

  • Welcome!

    The University of Chicago Biological Science Division (BSD) Postdoctoral Association (PDA) welcomes you to the website of the 2016 Postdoctoral Research and Career Development Symposium.

  • Event Schedule

  • Registration & Abstract Submission

    Participants may register without submitting an abstract

    Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept 19th, 5:00pm CT

    Registration Deadline (without abstract): Oct 3, 5:00pm CT


    Abstract submissions are accepted online only.

    All Abstracts must:

    • Include a title. The maximum character count for the title is 150 characters, excluding spaces.
    • Character Limit: 1,550 characters, not including spaces. Please do not include title, author or institution information in the abstract. The character count only includes text in the body of the abstract.
    • Please include "Background", "Methods", "Results" and "Conclusions" subheadings.

    Notification: Notifications will be sent by email in October 2016 to the email address of the presenting author on file within the online submission system. Please be sure the contact information is correct.


    Author names cannot be added or removed from the abstract once it has been submitted, reviewed, and/or selected for presentation.

  • Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Nathan Price, PhD

    Professor & Associate Director, Institute for Systems Biology


    Dr. Price is Professor & Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, WA. He is also Affiliate Faculty in the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Washington. He is Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors of Arivale, Inc. (“Your Scientific Path to Wellness”), which was recently named as Geekwire‘s 2016 “Startup of the Year.”


    Dr. Price has won numerous awards for his scientific work, including a Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a young investigator award from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and he was named as one of the inaugural “Tomorrow’s PIs” by Genome Technology and as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.



    Dr. Price has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and serves on editorial boards for many leading scientific journals including Science Translational Medicine and Cell Systems. Dr. Price served on the National Academy of Medicine committee to review omics based tests to predict clinical outcome in clinical trials. Dr. Price also serves on advisory boards for a number of companies and institutes including the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Trelys, Inc., Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the P4 Medicine Institute, the University of Washington’s Public Health Genomics Institute, the UW Multidisciplinary Learning Disability Center, and the DOE ENIGMA program at UC Berkeley/LBNL/MIT. He is also a fellow of the European Society of Preventive Medicine.


    Source: https://price.systemsbiology.org/bio/nathan-price/



  • Career Development Speakers

    Elaine H. Alexander, MBA, MS, PMP, PgMP 

    Elaine Alexander is a Program Management Consultant with The Evanston Group in Pharmaceuticals-Biologics R&D. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s Graham School in the Advanced Project Management Certification Program.

    An experienced Director of Global Projects and Programs for a local Fortune 100 company, she has over 15 years of management experience across several industries with a focus on new product development, portfolio planning, quality improvement and the integration of acquisitions into the corporate culture.

    Brian J. Lucas, PhD

    Dr. Lucas is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He studies how people’s motivations shape their thoughts and behaviors, and the implications of this for workplace performance, drawing on methods and theory from Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

    David Tiemeier, Ph.D​

    David Tiemeier is currently the Senior Director of the Northwestern University Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) and was previously the Deputy Director of UChicago Tech. He has over 25 years of experience in research and business development in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and has held leadership positions at Pfizer, Pharmacia, and Searle. Dr. Tiemeier holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and was also formerly an Assistant Professor of biological chemistry and the University of California, Irvine.

  • Symposium Organizing Committee

    Aritro Nath

    Allison Zajac

    Cara Froyd

    Carol Tan

    Emma Liechty

    Gladys Morrison

    JJ Bhongsatiern

    Katharine Harris

    Kristina Martinez

    Paul Geeleher

    Tanima De

    Wenndy Hernandez

    Yanan Chen

    Advisory Committee:

    Nancy Schwartz, Dean and Director, Postdoctoral Affairs

    Erin Heckler, Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator

  • Corporate Sponsors

  • Academic Sponsors

    University of Chicago

    BSD Training Grants

    • Clinical Therapeutics (T32 GM07019)
    • Integrated Clinical and Basic Endocrinology Research (T32 DK07011)
    • Research Training in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (T32 DK007074)
    • Research Training in Respiratory Biology (T32 HL07605)
    • Training in Emerging Multidisciplinary Approaches to Mental Health and Disease (T32 MH020065)
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