Annual Symposium

The JMBGSA Annual Symposium provides all our students a venue to showcase their cutting edge work by means of oral and poster presentations. In addition, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure to the research done in various areas of life sciences on our campus.

This year's symposium was held on Friday March 24, 2017 at the Rutgers Life Sciences Atrium, Busch Campus from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Steven Libutti, MD, FACS who is the new Director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Registration for the 2017 symposium is now closed and will open in January 2018 for the next symposium (click here).  This is also the site where you can submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster. Everyone attending the symposium including students, faculty and postdocs must register in order to receive lunch. 

Abstract Preparation Guidelines:

Enter the title of your abstract in initial caps. Abbreviations that are not commonly known should be spelled out in full at first mention.

Each abstract is expected to contain a sentence stating the study objective (unless given in the title); a brief statement of methods, if pertinent; a summary of the results obtained; a statement of the conclusions; and the source of research support on the bottom line. The abstract should be 250 words.

Please provide the names for all your co-authors.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

All abstracts must be submitted by February 24, 2017. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster presentation.


There are awards for the top oral and poster presentations.

The winners for the 2017 poster and oral presentation were:

Best Poster Awards: Anna Giarratana and Urmimala Basu

Best Oral Presentation Award: Alexandra Nguyen

For information about previous symposia, please visit the Archives.

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