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Biology Ph.D. Candidates and Dr. Mara Schvarzstein to host CUNY C. elegans Symposium

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) has awarded a grant to students Nicholas Palmisano (MCD, Queens College) and James Clark (MCD, Queens College), along with Dr. Mara Schvarzstein (Brooklyn College), to fund the hosting of a CUNY wide C. elegans Symposium. The main focus of this symposium is “for faculty and trainees using C. elegans as a model system to discuss their research interests and experimental approaches in a constructive and inclusive manner.” This symposium will be an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and receive feedback as well as to network with faculty and other trainees, and to expand their knowledge.

The funding for this symposium is through the Genetics Society of America’s program GSA Trainee-Organized Symposia. The goal of this program is to “advance knowledge, encourage exchange, foster new connections and collaborations, and further the mission of the Society by facilitating the efforts of our early career members to convene a group of people who share a common interest in a branch of genetics.”

Submitted on: FEB 3, 2017

Category: Biology