The Biophysical Society had their first annual symposium of the year on March 29. Students of different departments ranging from Biochemistry, Chemistry and Engineering, participated in either oral presentations, or poster presentations. Of the six oral presentations, two were from Biochemistry, two from Chemistry and two from Biomedical Engineering, along with one of them being a senior undergraduate. As far as the poster presentations, there were a total of 17 students, with one a senior undergraduate and one postdoc. Eight of the poster presenters were from Biochemistry, three from Chemistry, and there were individual students representing Biology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Health Science Center.

Huge shout out to the planning committee members (Drew Roth, Nowlan Savage, Borja Barbero, Mauricio Carvajal-Diaz (Engineering), Drake Mellott and Dakota Brock) for making this first symposium a successful one! Looking forward to what next year brings!

Guest Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alexander V. Zabula

The winners of the Oral Presentation went to:

1st Place- Isita Jhulki (Chemistry: Begley Lab)

2nd Place- Dat Truong (Glasner Lab)

The winners of the Poster Presentation were:

1st Place- Qingliang Shen (Cho Lab)

2nd Place- Joel Oliver (Mullet Lab)

3rd Place- Helena Kondow-McConaghy (Pellois Lab)