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New symposium will showcase postdocs’ research Sept. 20

September 15, 2016 By David Tenenbaum

All students, postdocs, faculty and staff are welcome at the inaugural UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4:15 pm.

Photo: B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann

B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann

UW-Madison has more than 750 postdoctoral researchers working across campus. The symposium will showcase research from four outstanding postdocs and feature keynote speaker B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, a UW professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and founder of Stratatech Corp.

Postdoc speakers include:

Katie Brenner, biochemistry, co-founder of the fertility testing company bluDiagnostics.

José Francisco Gutiérrez, Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Gutiérrez studies classroom power dynamics and mathematical learning.

Emma Mohr, an infectious disease fellow in pediatrics, who models Zika virus infection.

Richard Barker, who works on microgravity and plants in the botany department.

Photo: Katie Brenner

Katie Brenner

Photo: José Francisco Gutiérrez

José Francisco Gutiérrez

Photo: Emma Mohr

Emma Mohr

Photo: Richard Barker

Richard Barker

Admission to the symposium is free but advance registration is requested. The symposium is organized by the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association and sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, and the Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs.

The event will be held in the Biotech Center auditorium, Room 1111 Genetics-Biotech. A reception will follow in the atrium.