The 2018 Symposium was a great success! We heard from early-career researchers in a variety of fields and had an exciting panel discussion. Thanks to all those contributed their time and attended the event. Our next event will be in the Fall of 2018, so keep an eye out for more information!
Here are some pictures from the 2018 TPER Symposium:
This year’s Twin Ports Early-Career Researcher Symposium will be held at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the Library Rotunda on April 18th. This event is free to attend and register for all early-career researchers in the Twin Ports. Registration for this event closed on April 6th.
10:00 – 10:30: Check-in coffee/tea/cider
10:30 – 12:00: Panel Discussion, Next-steps for postdocs and recent graduates
Kellie Fay – Senior Research Scientist, CSRA/EPA, Duluth, MN
Amber Schlater – Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology, College of St. Scholastica
Jessica Sieber – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Glenn Simmons – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Science, University of Minnesota-Duluth
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
12:30 – 13:00: Discussion on needs for early-career researchers in the Twin Ports.
1:00 – 13:30: Group introductions
13:30 – 14:30: Guided lab tours of Biology Dept. and Medical School
14:30 – 15:00: Lightning round talks
Daniel Levings, Elucidating the general impact of NRF2 hyperactivation across cancers
Juan Palacios, ASF1A, a novel NRF2 target
Owen Chao, The cerebellum and autism
Ros Putland, Underwater soundscape ecology
Jessica Sieber, Microbes and squirrels!
15:00 – 15:45: Presentations
Nate Pollesch, Network analytics for Adverse Outcome Pathways
Bryan Matthias, Status and trends of the Lake Superior Ecosystem
Dustin Haines, There Will Be Grass: Unexpected trait shifts in grasses used on oilfield reclamation sites
16:00: Concluding Remarks
16:30 – TBD: TPER Social! Tavern on the hill