2019 DSAC Symposium

By: Miranda McDaniel

On January 28th, 2019, with enthusiastic students and faculty gathered to attend the 16th Annual GDBBS DSAC Student Research Symposium. The event, hosted by the Division Student Advisory Council (DSAC), began with student oral presentations broken up into five sessions by topic: Human Disease and Therapeutics, Proteins: Dynamics and Signaling, Neurological Disorders, Epigenetics and Gene Expression, and Immunity and Pathogens. Over the lunch recess, attendees flooded into the lobby, where they perused an impressive collection of posters.

The event concluded with an Awards Ceremony recognizing particularly exceptional talks and posters and the winners of the ICI Image contest. The award recipients this year were:


Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) Image Contest

1st Place – Emily Summerbell (CB)

2nd Place – Brandon Ware (CB)

Runner-Up – Joanna Perez (BCDB)

Runner-Up – Brian Pedro (CB)

Runner-Up – Alyssa Scott (GMB)

Runner-Up – Cara Schiavon (CB)



1st Place Tie: Emma D’Agostino (BCDB) and Dillon Patterson (GMB)

2nd Place: Matt Tillman (MSP)

3rd Place: Erica Akhter (NS)



1st Place: Raven Peterson (BCDB)

2nd Place: Jacob Beaver (MMG)

3rd Place: Jessica Shartouny (IMP)


Thank you to everyone who attended the event to celebrate the amazing research taking place within our program. We are incredibly proud of our students for their hard work, and congratulations to the award winners!