2018 Spring Symposium

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. 

Symposium Schedule:

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 LevingsElucidating the general impact of NRF2 hyperactivation across cancers
Juan Palacios, ASF1A, a novel NRF2 target
Owen ChaoThe cerebellum and autism
Ros PutlandUnderwater soundscape ecology
Jessica SieberMicrobes and squirrels!

15:00 – 15:45: Presentations

Nate PolleschNetwork analytics for Adverse Outcome Pathways
Bryan MatthiasStatus 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