2012 Postdoctoral Research Symposium

In honor of 2012 National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Stony Brook University's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be holding its first Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Thursday, September 20. Postdocs from Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory are invited to participate and attend. Our goal is to promote a sense of community by having Postdocs from all three institutions informally educate each other about their research. The event is also meant to give Postdocs an opportunity to network with Stony Brook faculty, graduate students, staff and local employers. For those interested in participating, please see the deadlines that apply.

For those participants interested in giving a 10-minute presentation of their research, please submit a 250-500 word abstract and register by 7/15. Please see the instructions for further details.


POSTER GUIDELINES AND DEADLINES: August 15 - see instructions
For those participants who would like to present a poster of their research, please submit the title of your poster and register by 8/15. See instructions for further details. Graduate students are welcome to present posters at this event.


EVENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15 - All attendees must complete a registration form in order to attend this event, regardless of whether or not you are giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Registration will close on September 15 at the close of business. Anyone trying to register after September 15 must contact the event organizers at


AGENDA, see full program brochure here

9:30-10 AM Registration
10-10:15 AM                 Opening remarks
Wang Theater
10:30-noon Concurrent Postdoc Presentations
Wang Center, Lecture Halls 1&2
noon-1:30 PM Poster Session & Networking Lunch
Posters: Wang Theater Lobby
Networking Lunch: Wang Chapel
1:30-2:30 PM Keynote Address
Wang Theater
2:30-3:00 PM Awards presentations and Closing remarks
Wang Theater


Keynote Speaker
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns


Dr. Elizabeth Iorns
2012 Kauffman Foundation
Emerging Entrepreneur Award Winner

From Academia to Entrepreneur:
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Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is co-founder and chief executive officer of Science Exchange, the online marketplace for science experiments. The mission of Science Exchange is to improve the efficiency of scientific research by making it easy for researchers to access resources and experimental expertise at any research institution. She has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and a Post Doctorate in Cancer Biology from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Her research has focused on identifying mechanisms of breast cancer development and progression. Based on her own experiences as a young investigator seeking core facility capabilities and collaborations outside her home university, Dr. Iorns co-founded Science Exchange in 2011. She has received a range of honors, including the 2012 Kauffman Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur Award, the Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research Young Investigator Award and is a graduate of the Y Combinator Summer 2011 program.




Time Lecture Hall I Lecture Hall II
  Moderator: Lidia Sobkow Moderator: Nadine Dalrymple
10:30 Alberto Perez Gretchen Lopez
10:45 Zulema Cabail Jordan Hay
11:00 Jonathan Halverson Thirumalini Vaithianathan
11:15 Guangliang Liu Christian Roessler
11:30 Miguel Ruiz Oses Juliana Tafrova
11:45 Javier Palazuelos Salvatore Fazio & Benedetto DiRuzza

The program of abstracts and poster presentations can be found here.



Directions to campus

Map of campus

Visitor parking: Visitors should park in the Administration Parking Garage. Visitors are also welcome to park in the M&H metered parking lot just north of the Wang Center. Meters will be suspended for the event so there will be no charge. Both parking lots are viewable here.

Problems or questions: Conference Coordinator or call 631-632-9712

Room 2438, Computer Science Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4433 Phone: 631.632.7531 Fax: 631.632.7243