2015 Postdoc Research Symposium

Third Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium:


Congratulations to this year's winners of the 2015 Postdoc Research Symposium held on April 22, 2015 at Emerson Alumni Hall!


Oral Presentations:

1st Place:

Jonathan Whittamore - Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Getting to the Guts of Calcium Oxalate
2nd Place:
Nicholas Teets - Entomology and Nematology, IFAS
Improving the efficacy of Sterile Insect Technique with transgenic overexpression fo antioxidant defense systems

Poster Presentations - Best in Group:

Nima Afshar-Mohajer - Environmental Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering
Estimation of Particulate Matters and Total VOC Emissions from Binder Jetting 3D Printers

Amy L. Donate - Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Urine Derived Epithelial Cells as a Model for Neuromuscular Disease

Rachel A. Jones - Chemistry, College of  Liberal Arts and Sciences
Synthetic Strategies for the Bioconjugation of NSAIDs with Glucosamine

Michael D. Williams - Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine
An Optimized Method for Extraction of Red Blood Cell Metabolites


2015 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winner:

Dr. Daniel Hahn
Department of Entomology and Nematology - IFAS

The third annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium was held on April 22, 2015 at Emerson Alumni Hall. 

The theme for this year's Symposium was "What's the Big Idea?".  Postdocs in both oral and poster presentations were judged on how well they can convey their research to an educated lay audiences. Communication Skills is one of the six Core Competentices the National Postdoctoral Association promotes as critical to postdoc success.


Symposium Abstracts Book for 2015 Oral and Poster Presentations available here (.pdf).


  • 8:00-8:30am: Check in and registration. Continental breakfast.
  • 8:30-10:30am: Oral Presentations and Judging
  • 10:30-10:45am: Break
  • 10:45-12:00: Poster Displays and Judging
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Keynote Address and Workshop with Dr. Elaine Turner
  • 2:00-2:15pm: Break
  • 2:15-3pm: Awards Presentations

The Oral Judging Form and the Poster Judging Form are available for your review.