2023 SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM                            

The Annual Graduate Student Symposium 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.

This year's symposium was held on Friday March 24, 2023, at the Rutgers Life Sciences Atrium on Busch Campus. The keynote speaker was Dr. Advaitha Madireddy, Assistant Professor in the Rutgers Department of Pediatric Oncology.


Registration for the 2024 Symposium is going on now.

This is also the site where you can submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster. Everyone attending the symposium including students, faculty and postdocs must register in order to receive 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