• Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences

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  • Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences 2016 (URMS11)

    Who: Undergraduate students involved in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology research in Minnesota, North Dakota, and the surrounding region
    When: September 30-October 1, 2016
    Where: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Langseth Hall

    Featured Speakers:

    Dr. Marissa Schafer and Dr. Andrew Haak

    Cellular Senescence as a Driver of Fibrotic Pulmonary Disease

    Abstract/speaker info

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    Marissa Schafer, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic. She received a BA in Biology and Chemistry at Minnesota State University Moorhead and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at New York University. Her doctoral research focused on identifying molecular signatures underlying Alzheimer’s disease, hippocampal aging, and neuropathology prevention through calorie restriction. As a postdoctoral fellow, she continues to pursue her passion for understanding the mechanisms by which intervention strategies extend healthspan and lifespan. Her research leverages in vivo models and human studies to elucidate targetable mediators of aging conditions, including cellular senescence and metabolic imbalance.

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    Andrew Haak, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of physiology and biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic. He received a BS in Biochemistry from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan. His doctoral research focused on small-molecule drug discovery and cell signaling associated with tissue fibrosis. His postdoctoral work is focused on developing novel therapeutic strategies to target mechanical and chemical signaling events which promote pulmonary fibrosis.

    URMS11 will have oral and poster presentations, talks by industry and academic professionals, workshops to help students prepare for their careers after undergrad, and plenty of opportunities for networking. 

    URMS RegistrationUndergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences 2016 Abstract Submisison

     

    Meeting Schedule

    Friday | Langseth Hall/Comstock Memorial Union

    5:00 PM | Registration and Reception

    5:45 PM | Dinner (CMU)

    6:45 PM | Keynote Lecture: Cellular Senescence as a Driver of Fibrotic Pulmonary Disease

    Saturday | Langseth Hall

    8:00 AM | Judges Meeting

    8:30 AM | Student Talks

    10:15 AM | Coffee Break

    10:30 AM | Poster Session I

    10:30 AM | Poster Session II

    12:45 PM | Box Lunch & Breakout Sessions

    • Getting into Graduate School
    • Getting into Medical School
    • Getting into the Job Market
        

    2:00 PM | Award Ceremony/Closing

    Email questions or comments to: urms@mnstate.edu

     

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