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2014 Postdoctoral Research Symposium at NC State University

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the NC State PostDoctoral Association (PDA) will host the 3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium! The event will be an opportunity to feature the exciting and innovative research of our postdoc fellows and share ideas with our neighboring institutions and the Research Triangle Park community!

Event Details

WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10 am-3 pm
WHERE: Talley Student Union Ballroom
WHO: Postdocs, faculty, and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend! (Registration required. See link below.)


Tentative Agenda:

10:00-11:30 am: Poster Session I
11:30 - 1:00: Lunch & Keynote
1:00-2:30 pm: Poster Session II
2:30-3:00 pm: Coffee Break

Register here.


Meet our postdoc presenters and read their abstracts

Agricultural Sciences
Life Sciences
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Lorenzo Concia, Ph.D.
Lisa Crose, Ph.D. (Duke)*
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Megan Andrews, Ph.D.
Madhavi Kakumanu, Ph.D.
Natural Resources
Pushpendra Rana, Ph.D.
Health Sciences
Christine Ekenga, Ph.D. (NIEHS)*
Humanities and Social Sciences
Veterinary Sciences

* postdoc from another institution


Meet our keynote speaker:


Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D.

Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard-MIT

Recipient of the National Postdoctoral Association's 10th Anniversary Mentor of the Year Award


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) What areas of research shall be presented at the symposium?
Research from a wide variety of fields shall be presented including but not limited to

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Natural Resources
  • Veterinary Sciences

2) Is registration required?
Yes. Lunch will be provided and we need an accurate head count. Name tags will also be available for everyone who completes the registration form. Register here.

3) How do I get to the event location?
The event will be held in the Talley Student Union on the NC State University campus (map).

From I-40,

  • Take Wade Avenue to Faircloth St.
  • Turn right on Faircloth St. and continue onto Gorman St.
  • Turn left onto Western Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Morrill Drive
  • Turn left onto Cates Avenue

4) Where can I park and do I need a parking pass?
Parking is available near the Talley Student Union. If you are affiliated with NC State University, parking is available in the Coliseum Deck ('CD' parking pass) or the Jeter Drive Bays ('C' parking pass). Additionally parking is available in the Dan Allen Deck ('C' parking pass). See campus parking map. If you are a visitor to NC State University, a pay lot is located on the lower level of the Coliseum Deck. Parking passes will be provided for all non-NC State affiliated poster presenters.


Past Research Symposium Events:

2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

1st Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium