11th Annual Symposium Highlights Emerging Scientists

By February 27, 2020 In the News

Last week, UCI MIND’s trainee-led organization REMIND hosted their 11th Annual Emerging Scientists Symposium. The event featured six trainee presentations from Gianna Fote in Drs. Leslie Thompson & Joan Steffan’s lab, Heechul Jun in Dr. Kei Igarashi’s lab, Arunima Kapoor in Dr. Dan Nation’s lab, Dr. Sarah Hernandez in Dr. Leslie Thompson’s lab, Dr. Ashley Keiser in Dr. Marcelo Wood’s lab, and Dr. Davis Woodworth in Dr. Ahmad Sajjadi’s lab. Presentations were followed by a keynote lecture from Dr. Carol Barnes from the University of Arizona and a trainee poster competition with over 30 innovative research projects on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.


(Left to right) REMIND co-chairs Marina Ritchie, Mary Ryan, Navneet Hakhu, Michael Neel, Dr. Ashley Keiser, Amanda McQuade, keynote speaker Dr. Carol Barnes, Morgan Coburn, Michelle Nuno, Dr. Nicole Schartz, Dr. Tiffany Petrisko

Outstanding Predoctoral Poster

Andrea Reyes-Ortiz

Dr. Leslie Thompson’s lab

Outstanding Postdoctoral Poster

Dr. Arjang Salehi

Dr. Andre Obenaus’ lab

Carl W. Cotman Predoctoral Scholar Award

Michelle Nuno

Drs. Daniel Gillen and Joshua Grill's lab

Carl W. Cotman Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Dr. Davis Woodworth

Dr. Ahmad Sajjadi’s lab

Sponsors for the symposium included UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, UCI School of Biological Sciences, UCI Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, and UCI Departments of Statistics, Neurobiology & Behavior, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. UCI MIND thanks our faculty members and REMIND co-chairs for making the event possible and congratulates all the outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who participated in this collaborative symposium.