2018 Postdoc Research Day (PDRD)

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Thursday September 20th, 2018

1:00 – 6:00 PM   Academic Rotunda

The second UConn Health / Jackson Laboratory Postdoc Research Day, a part of the celebration of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), will be held at the UConn Health Academic Rotunda in Farmington, CT.

Our full agenda includes:

  • Speak4Science Postdoc Talks (4-minute poster blitz)
  • Keynote address: Stacey D. Finley, University of Southern California
  • Postdoc poster session

Biography of our keynote speaker, Stacey D. Finley:

Background: Stacey D. Finley is the Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Finley joined the faculty at USC in 2013, and she directs the Computational Systems Biology Laboratory. Her research group develops mechanistic models of biological processes and applies the models to investigate tumor angiogenesis, tumor metabolism, and cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Finley received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Florida A & M University and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University. She completed postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Recent awards: Dr. Finley was named a 2015 Emerging Scholar and a 2016 Keystone Symposia Fellow. Also in 2016, Dr. Finley was awarded an NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award and was selected as a Young Innovator by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal. In 2017, Dr. Finley was named the inaugural recipient of the Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize from the Society of Mathematical Biology. Dr. Finley was awarded the Junior Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award from the Women in Science and Engineering Program at USC. Most recently, Dr. Finley was selected as a NextGen Star by the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Finley has a joint appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and is a member of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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