BMEGG Student Research Symposium 2019

The 8th annual BMEGG Student Research Symposium was held on Friday, April 26th. Professor Elliot Botvinivk from UC Irvine delivered the Keynote address. The students provided 8 podium presentations and 24 poster presentations. We added an Industry Panel with 5 guests from the Bay Area. There was lively discussion among the students, faculty and visitors during the poster sessions and during the various breaks. We congratulate all students for an excellent job their high-quality presentations. The following students were voted to receive special recognition for their presentations:

Best Oral Presentation:
Divya Kernick (Clancy Lab)

People’s Choice Oral Presentation:
Jacklyn Whitehead (Leach Lab)






Best Poster Presentation (Session 1):
Srinivas Tapa (Ripplinger Lab)

Best Poster Presentation (Session 2):
Hailey Cunningham (Christiansen Lab)







A grateful thank you to Dr. Annemarie Lekkerkerker of Genetech, Dr. Jill Fredrickson of Genetech, Dr. Simon Williamsson of Genentch, Alumnus Dr. Sherrod DeVerse of Intersect ENT, and Dr. Elizabeth Edmiston of  UCSF’s Office of Strategic Alliances for their service at our first symposium Industry Panel.

Thanks to Emmet (Committee Chair), Laney, Liz, Tima, Marissa, Bobby, Jennifer, and Amir (Symposium Committee), Marcus, Kevin, and Anita (moderators), the faculty/invited judges (Professors Botvinick, Lewis, Ripplinger, Hawkins, Baar, Christiansen, Hell, Sato, Sikorski, Srinivasan, Seker, Yamada; Drs. Deverse, Williams, Fredrickson, Del Piccolo, Gonzalez-Fernandez, Alfonso Garcia, Arino Estrada; Students Chris Baehr, Charlotte Vorwald, Riley Allen, and Armaun Emami), and Christal (facility, layout, caterers, etc.) for all their efforts.

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