Basic Sciences Department Faculty
By Hillary Angel - October 28, 2022

More than 150 students, scientists and clinicians attended the 25th Annual Basic Sciences Research Symposium which explored the interface between cancer and the nervous system. The event featured in-person and virtual programming. This year’s theme was "The Emerging Field of Cancer Neuroscience" with sessions devoted to basic, clinical, and translational research, as well as a workshop, panel discussions, and poster presentations.

Special thanks to the Symposium Steering Committee and Basic Sciences Department for planning this annual event and bringing together leading experts from across the fields of cancer, biology, neuroscience, neurology, psychology, oncology and surgery.

The day kicked-off with the Career Pathways Workshop with a panel of recent graduates sharing insight, tips and resources for students to learn how to navigate and obtain an ideal position in the biomedical workforce.

The afternoon included a keynote by Dr. Michelle Monje-Deisseroth, a professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University.  In addition, there were several presentations including a Cancer Neuroscience Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Chi Viet, associate professor of medicine as one of the panel members.  View program and speaker bios.

The poster presentations are always a highlight of the symposium and showcased incredible research by students and young scientists.

2022 poster award winners:

1st place: Kristian Holgersson

2nd place: Kate Ball

3rd place: Jessica Britton

New Investigator Award: Kristian Holgersson