2024 Postdoc Research Symposium

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2024 Postdoc Research Symposium
Unifying the UVA Postdoc Community

May 20th, 2024 | UVA Alumni Hall


The UVA Postdoc Association and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs are joining together again to co-host the 2024 UVA Postdoc Research Symposium at Alumni Hall. This will be a one-day event highlighting the many types of projects being undertaken by UVA postdocs and will feature a keynote presentation by the Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Postdoc Association, Dr. Caleb McKinney.

By bringing together our researchers from different labs, buildings, and fields of study, we hope you will enjoy each other’s work, gain new ways of thinking about your own projects, and build additional bonds at UVA. Please join us for a day of interdisciplinary talks and networking opportunities with postdocs from across all disciplines at UVA.


This year the UVA Postdoctoral Research Symposium Committee has partnered with the UVA Library to publish the collection of abstracts presented at the symposium in LibraOpen, the open access repository of UVA.


Symposium Schedule at a Glance


                 8:30 am         Registration & Breakfast

                 9:00 am         Welcome

                 9:30 am         Lightning Talks Final

               10:40 am         Coffee Break

               10:55 am         Keynote Address by Dr. Caleb McKinney

               12:00 pm         Lunch

                 1:00 pm         Concurrent Sessions (Research Talks)

                 2:25 pm         Coffee Break

                 2:40 pm         Concurrent Sessions (Research Talks)

                 4:00 pm         Resource Fair and Refreshments

                 5:00 pm         Reception

                 5:30 pm         Awards Ceremony

                 6:00 pm         Adjourn

Symposium Resources


We thank all presenters and attendees for supporting the 2024 UVA Postdoctoral Research Symposium. We would like to offer our appreciation to the postdoc leaders in the Symposium Planning Committee team for their effort in putting the symposium together. 

UVA Postdoc Association Leadership Team

(Drs.) Ana I. Lorente, Gislane de Almeida Santos, Susan Doyle, William Nash, Matthew Korban, Irene Sánchez Brualla, Elizabeth Uzzell

Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

Fatima Saldaña Morales, Samuel Lake, Todd Moellendick, Kelly Oman, Melanie Sinche, Phil Trella and Amy Garrou

UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Christos Baryiames (Cancer Research Training and Education Core (CRTEC) Coordinator)


(Drs.) Róza Przanowska, Crystal Chu, Hari N. Nambiar, Kelsey Watts, Kristine Zengeler, Prem Sagar Menghwar, Selena Garcia DuBar, Shan Jiang, Thendral Velmurugan, and Zeinab Chitforoushzadeh

Sponsors and Collaborators

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center, UVA BRAIN Institute, UVA Library