The Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium, hosted by MBGSO, provides ALL Rutgers life science students from any graduate program a venue to showcase their cutting edge work by means of oral and poster presentations. In addition, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure to the research done in various areas of life sciences on our campus.  The symposium assures an inclusive and captivating program, serving as a platform for presentations and discussions of novel research in the molecular bioscience fields, showcasing the diverse work of graduate students.

The 2024 Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Symposium will be held on Friday, March 22 from 9:30AM - 4:30PM ET at Rutgers - New Brunswick Life Sciences Building (145 Bevier Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854). 

The keynote speaker is a pioneer in oncogene discovery, and genomic instability mechanisms on tumor initiation and progression, Dr. Christina Montagna of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The title of her talk is “Oncogene Discovery and Mechanisms of Genomic Instability on Tumor Initiation and Progression”.


Online registration and abstract submission for student poster/presentations is now open and can be found in the following link: Register Here!


The deadline for abstract submission is February 26, 2024, at 11:59 PM. The Google form will not accept any abstracts after the deadline. Everyone is encouraged to submit their abstracts at least a day before the deadline.

The registration deadline for non-presenters is March 18, 2024. Everyone must register in order to receive a FREE lunch! 


Abstract Preparation Guidelines:

Enter the title of your abstract in initial caps. Abbreviations that are not commonly known should be spelled out in full at first mention.

Each abstract is expected to contain a sentence stating the study objective (unless given in the title); a brief statement of methods, if pertinent; a summary of the results obtained; a statement of the conclusions; and the source of research support on the bottom line. The abstract should be 250 words.

Please provide the names for all your co-authors.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

All abstracts must be submitted by date TBD. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster presentation.


There are awards for the top oral and poster presentations.

The winners for the 2022 poster and oral presentations were:

Oral Presentations:

1st: Daniel Jung

2nd: Nuo Jia

3rd: Irving Estevez


Poster Presentations:

1st: Stephania Guzman

2nd: Marcus Hackl

3rd: Marina M. Cararo Lopes


 Honorable Poster Runner-ups:

1st: Uyen Nguyen

2nd: Naureen Hameed