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SBU Postdoc Spotlight 2018 

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SBU Postdoc Spotlight is a celebration of the research performed by Stony Brook's postdoctoral scholars. The 2018 Spotlight will be held on November 15, 2018 .

Location: Wang Center Lecture Hall 1

Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018

Spotlight Talks: 4:00 pm—5:30 pm 

Reception & Award Presentation: 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 


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Congratulations to all our speakers for their hard work, and especially, our best talk winners from the 2018 SBU Postdoc Spotlight!

1st Place Lindsey Czarnecki,
Neurobiology & Behavior

1st Place Linsey Czarnecki

2nd Place Steven Jaret, Geosciences

2nd Place Steven Jaret

3rd Place James Robertson, Laufer Center

3rd Place James Robertson


4:00pm-4:15pm Welcome Wang Lecture Hall 1
  Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development
Richard J. Reeder, Vice President for Research
4:15pm-5:30pm Spotlight Presentations 
Moderator: Krupa Haranahalli, Postdoc, Chemistry
Wang Lecture Hall 1
  Postdoc Speakers:
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Maryam Alavi, Medicine 
A Tiny Protein and One of the Most Common Cause of Cancer-Related Death

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Harini Krishnan, Physiology and Biophysics
Dancing with Single Molecules

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Cristina Lazzarini, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
The Marvelous and Dangerous World of Fungi

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Steven Jaret, Geosciences
Surviving the Apocalypse: A Fossil Story

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Evgeni Boriushkin, Medicine
The Growth of Blood Vessels as a Source of New Discovery

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Carlos Perez Lara, Physics and Astronomy
The Big Bang Experiment

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Heidi Preis, Psychology
Improving the Health of Teens Who Have Abortions

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Oumarou Njoya, Physics and Astronomy
Neutrinos are Tiny, Mysterious, and Everywhere

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Lindsey Czarnecki, Neurobiology and Behavior
The Taste of Things to Come

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James Robertson, Laufer Center
Better Living Through Computational Chemistry

5:30pm-6:30pm Reception and Award Presentation Wang Chapel