Events & Awards

Graduate Student Research Recognition Day

Save the date! The 12th annual Biomedical Sciences Programs Research Recognition Day takes place Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Coffman Union Great Hall

All faculty, students, postdocs and staff from the biomedical sciences graduate programs are cordially invited. Registration is free, but required.


2019 Program Agenda 

9:30 Welcome: Dr. Colin Campbell, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Medical School  
9:35 – 10:15 Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Flash Talks  
  Adam Cheng, MICaB      
  David Owen, MCDBG  
  Zhe (Maya) Wang, Neuroscience  
10:15 – 11:00 Poster Session & CV/Resume Feedback  
11:00 – 12:00 3 Minute Thesis Talk (3MT) Competition  
  To Be Determined  
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch – Holy Land Catering  
1:00 – 1:15 3MT Competition Winners Announced  
1:15 – 2:15 Alumni Career Panel

Rehabilitation Science

Jonathan Reynolds

Entrepeneur, Inventor of TolaPoint, Physical Therapist @ Orthology


Dalay Olson

Assistant Professor, Univ. Minnesota


Lisa Johanek

Medical Affairs Scientist, Medtronic


Marc Becker

Medical Science Liaison, Genentech


Briana Kozlowicz

Senior Biotechnologist, Cargill


Donna MacDuff

Assistant Professor, Univ of Illinois


Courtney Coombes

AAAS Science and Tech Policy Fellow @ NHLBI



  • Allison Anderson, Pharmacology
  • Bethany Stieve, Neuroscience
  • Craig Kage, Rehabilitation Science
  • Katrina Jackson, MICaB
  • Michael Lopresti, BMBB
  • Caroline Ortiz Cordero, IBP
  • Bryant Keller, MCDB&G