Postdoc 180 Competition Finale

By Elizabeth Walker | September 14 2018

September 18, 2018

Kahn Auditorium and Atrium BSRB | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join the Medical School's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for the Postdoc180 Finale to celebrate all of our outstanding postdoctoral fellows.

Finalists will deliver their speeches between 4:30 and 5:30 with a reception from 5:30 - 6:30. 

Go Postdocs! Go SciComm! Go Blue! 

This event is part of the annual Postdoc Appreciation Week celebrations.

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Congratulations to our finalists!
Daysha Ferrer-Torres, PhD
Internal Medicine
PI: Jason Spence, PhD

“Racial Disparities in Esophageal Cancer”

Caitlin Hult, PhD 
Microbiology & Immunology
PIs: Denise Kirschner, PhD &
Jennifer Linderman, PhD 
M. tuberculosis: Using Mathematical Models to Better Understand Disease Progression”

Jennifer Judge, PhD 
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
PI: Susan Brooks, PhD
“Live and Let Die: Cellular Senescence Drives Aging”

Nidhi Khurana, PhD 
Biological Chemistry
PI: Kaushik Ragunathan, PhD
“Unraveling the Adaptive Ability of a CELL”

Brandon Patterson, PhD 
PI: Douglas Miller, PhD
“Investigating the Mysteries of Lung Ultrasound”


Kayla Peck, PhD
Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases
PI: Adam Lauring, MD, PhD
"Virus Evolution: How Many Typos Should You Make?"

Daniel Schill, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
PI: Sue O'Shea, PhD
"Bipolar Disorder: How are Bipolar Patients' Brain Cells Different?"

Rebecca Schill, PhD 
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
PI: Ormond MacDougald, PhD
“Do These Genes Make My Bones Look Fat?”

Charlotte Vanacker, PhD 
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
PI: Suzanne Moenter, PhD
“The Fertility Orchestra: Who’s the Conductor?"

Jay Vornhagen, PhD 
PI: Michael Bachman, MD, PhD
“Making Superbugs Less Super”

*Note that judges will represent broad scientific and non-scientific disciplines.
*Participation is restricted to postdocs with a Medical School affiliation.

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