Annual Undergraduate Life Science Research Symposium

Annual Undergraduate Life Science Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 18th . The Junior Fellows in the Life Sciences are hosting the event, which is sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences.

Dr. Peter Hotez, professor of biology at Baylor University, will be the keynote speaker at the symposium. He will speak at 4:00 p.m. in the Integrated Learning Center (Room S140). The talk is free and open to the public.

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development. His efforts promote research on, and access to, medicines for hookworm, schistosomiasis, Chagas, Zika, SARS, and other diseases affecting hundreds of millions worldwide. In addition to producing over 400 research articles, he frequently appears on television, radio, and newspaper interviews, and regularly testifies before Congress on public health issues.

Students interested in presenting their research can submit their abstracts online. The abstract submission http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/forms/content/symposium-abstract deadline is April 14. All undergraduates conducting independent research are encouraged to participate, especially seniors completing capstone experiences.

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