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MCP Research Symposium

By the students. For the students.

One of the marquee events in the Department of Pathology is our Annual MCP Research Symposium. The symposium, which is organized by third-year MCP students, features oral and poster presentations by our faculty and trainees, highlighting the innovative research undertaken in the Department of Pathology, and a career panel to discuss career pathways for PhD graduates. The symposium concludes with an awards ceremony presenting the MCP Outstanding Research and Service Awards, as well as awards for the best oral and poster presentations. The symposium provides numerous opportunities for exciting and stimulating interactions between our students and faculty through discussions and sharing ideas.


The 2023 MCP Symposium Organizing Committee, third year MCP students Joanna Lum (Venneti Lab), Koral Campbell (Li Lab) and Rodolfo Ismael Cabrera Silva (Nusrat-Parkos Lab).
Fourth year MCP student Gabrielle Rozumek (Prasov Lab) presents 'Unlocking the secrets of small eyes: using a humanized mouse to model eye size disorders' and wins the 2023 Best Oral Presentation.
Second year MCP student, Charukesi Sivakumar (Rao Lab) discusses 'Elucidating the Role of KAT8/MOF in Retinal Development and Disease' with one of the >160 symposium attendees during the poster session at the 22nd Annual MCP Research Symposium (November 2023).


The symposium has a long tradition of hosting internationally renowned external keynote speakers, such as Dr. Ralph Steinman, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine Laureate. At the 21st Annual MCP Research Symposium, our Keynote Speaker, Dr. James Olson (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, University of Washington School of Medicine), presented “Protein and peptide therapeutics based on blueprints from nature".


MCP students, Keynote Speaker Dr. James Olson (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, University of Washington School of Medicine) and MCP mentors at the 21st Annual Pathology Research Symposium (November 2022).


For the 22nd Annual MCP Research Symposium, we were honored to welcome Dr. Charles Mullighan, Deputy Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, as our 2023 Keynote Speaker to present: “Acute leukemia at the intersection of genomics and cell of origin”. The event was covered by members of the Pathology Communications team: video.


Mark your calendar for the 23rd Annual Pathology Research Symposium to be held on November 8th, 2024 with Keynote Speaker Dr. Humsa Venkatesh, Assistant Professor at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.