Nearly 100 student-scientists from across the country showcased their original biomedical research during the 2014 Buffalo Summer Research Day.
The interdisciplinary research forum marked the culmination of diverse summer research projects that the undergraduate and graduate students conducted in Buffalo.
They worked with mentors from the University at Buffalo and partner institutions to explore cancer, infectious disease, neuroscience, pharmacology, protein expression and other topics. The event took place Aug. 1 at the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center in downtown Buffalo.
Posters, Talks Highlight Student Projects
During the forum, students from various summer research programs participated in a poster expo. One student from each program was selected to deliver an oral presentation.
Keynote speaker and UB alumnus Anthony A. Campagnari, MS ’81, PhD ’84, presented “Did I Choose Science or Did Science Choose Me?”
An internationally recognized expert in bacterial pathogenesis, Campagnari is senior associate dean for research and graduate education and professor of microbiology and immunology as well as medicine.
Projects Reflect Diverse Interests
The 2014 summer programs drew participants from as near as Western New York and as far as Puerto Rico.
For a closer look at the summer programs involving the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences click here.