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Friday, August 17, 2018
17th Annual BBS Symposium

Don't miss the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium which brings together researchers from a myriad of departments and fields to celebrate and learn.

The BBS Symposium is hosted by the Baker Institute for Animal Health. This year’s theme is “Translating Basic Research Into Biomedical Innovation" Download the program booklet here.

Career Panel Breakout Sessions: 10:15am

Working at a Governmental Research Institution: Join M.D. Ph.D. Heinz Feldmann and learn about his experience working for the NIH/NIAID. Learn about the career choices that led him to work on high containment viruses (BSL-4) and about his extensive field experience in outbreak management.

Baker PI Career Panel: Join a diverse panel of principal investigators from the Baker Institute sharing their career trajectories that led them to work in a premium academic research institution.

Baker Discovery to Development: Join M.V. Ph.D. Luis Schang and learn about Baker’s exciting new approach to develop academic ideas into products for the benefit of animal health. Learn about a de-risking process to increase the efficiency of translating outstanding academic discoveries into early products to make them attractive for fundraising and development.

The BEST Experience: Get personal insight into how your education at Cornell and your future career could benefit from broadening your experiences.The break out session "The BEST Experience" will be moderated by Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director of the BEST Program. Speakers include Bob Karpman, MD MBA, Gael Nicholas, PhD student in Biochemistry, Celll and Molecular Biology (and in the Chemical Biology Interface Program), and Sabrina Solouki, PhD candidate in Immunology who will share information about the skills needed in business, entrepreneurship, science policy, patent law, communication, regulatory affairs, management and more.


Urlich Feldmann, M.D., Ph.D, Chief, Laboratory of Virology, Disease Modeling and Transmission Section, National Institutes of Health - Keynote Speaker

Carrie Adler, Ph.D, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University

Illana Brito, Ph.D, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Brian VanderVen, Ph.D, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University

This year's symposium will feature two poster sessions and four student talks. Best poster and talk awards will be given. Use this link to submit an abstract. For more information about the symposium and abstract submission, please visit the BBS Symposium Website

Important Dates

July 23: Deadline for Abstracts

August 3: Deadline for Registration. Online registration (free) is required

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