Welcome to the 2012 Biological Sciences Research Symposium


Every year at the Research Symposium, Graduate and Undergraduate Student Researchers at the UWM Department of Biological Sciences gather to present their recent work and achievements. Everybody with an interest in biology is invited to attend the symposium and learn what the young UWM scientists are doing.

The areas of research at the department are diverse and exciting, ranging between Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physiology, and believe it or not, some of us are very good at math: Biomathematics. The presentations are given in one of two forms: short talks or posters. Below, you can find scheduling details as well as short abstracts about the symposium presentations.



The symposium will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2012, in the UWM Student Union Ballroom and the adjoining room 191. 

  • Research talks will be given from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON in room 191.
  • Posters will be available for viewing from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The official poster session with presenters will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Talk Schedule:

Time: Presenter: Area of Research:
9:00 AM
Keir Wefferling
9:15 AM
Ashish Anshu
Cell and Molecular Biology
9:30 AM
Evan Krystofiak
Cell and Molecular Biology
9:45 AM
Darren Rebar
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Philip Lee
10:45 AM
Jennifer Forecki
Physiology and Neuroscience
11:00 AM
Elizabeth Kierepka
11:15 AM
Seema Das
11:30 AM
Brian Mann
Cell and Molecular Biology


Talk Abstracts


Poster Abstracts:

Cell and Molecular Biology
Physiology and Neuroscience

The Symposium is organized by the Graduate Organization of Biological Sciences in conjunction with the Department of Biological Sciences at UWM.