Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion - Graduate Program Events

On May 16 & 17, 2013, bioscience programs across campus (14 in all) will hold a celebration of graduate research and training at UNC, past and present. This unique two-day event is an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with each other, with faculty and with Chapel Hill, as well as an opportunity to explore the exciting developments in graduate education and research that are taking place at Carolina today.

When May 16, 2013 02:00 PM to
May 18, 2013 10:00 AM
Where UNC campus
Contact Name Doug Cyr, Ellie Tzima
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The Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion Event will include time to socialize, hear exciting science, network and share your experience with current students, and discuss new paradigms in graduate education. Each of the participating Programs will have planned events for Thursday, May 16th, and campus-wide events are planned for Friday, May 17th. The reunion culminates in a 5K run on Saturday, May 18th, organized by our graduate students in support of Science Outreach.

See below for program-specific events for the Cell and Molecular Physiology program and the Cell and Developmental Biology program.

Thursday, May 16

Cell and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program Events

2:00 - 2:40PM - Talks by current students - 2204 MBRB

2:45 - 4:00PM - Talks by program alumni - 2204 MBRB

  • Dr. Dan McGehee (University of Chicago) will speak about his work on nicotinic receptors and analgesia, and provide some historic perspective on pain research at UNC.
  • Dr. Andrea Eckhart (Metabolon, RTP) will talk about the emerging technology of metabolomics, and about her experiences working in a company that provides analytic services for academic and commercial clients.
  • Dr. Robert Oakley (NIEHS) will describe his work experiences in academic research (postdoc at Duke), in a drug discovery company, and now in a government lab at NIEHS.

4:00 - 5:00PM - Poster session - 2nd floor atrium, MBRB
5:00PM - Happy hour - 2nd floor atrium, MBRB

Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program Events

2:00 - 3:00PM: Talks (2 students/1 speaker) - 124 Taylor Hall
3:00 - 4:00PM: Talks (2 students/1 speaker) - 124 Taylor Hall

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Nikki Noren Hooten (NIH) - "Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage in Aging and Disease"
  • Dr. Peng Liu (UNC Thurston Arthritis Center) - "Differential Contribution of Myeloid Cells to Inflammation and Autoimmunity"

4:00 - 5:00PM - Poster session - 2nd floor atrium, MBRB
5:00PM - Happy hour - 2nd floor atrium, MBRB

Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18 Events

See the Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion website for registration and a complete list of events.

Friday's speakers include Cell & Molecular Physiology Program alumnus Dr. Peter Mohler.

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