Dartmouth graduate student Fabrizio Galimberti, from the Program of Pharmacology and Toxicology, kicked off the 4th Annual Integrative Biology Symposium on campus with his talk on “Tumor Suppressive and Oncogenic MicroRNAs in Lung Cancer.”
The symposium brings together many biological research groups on campus to present work and discuss ideas. Most participants agree that organizational conferences that attract different perspectives on the same issues are the key to making new discoveries.
The theme for this year’s conference was “RNA and Disease: Beyond the Central Dogma”. Invited speakers and Dartmouth professors talked about microRNA, messenger RNA, patterns of observation, and phenotype observations.
In keeping with the theme of interdisciplinary research and collaboration, poster presenters were students from a variety of programs at The Dartmouth Institute, the Thayer School of Engineering, and other colleges across campus. The event was sponsored by several major grants and laboratories on campus, including the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), and the new Institute for Quantitative Biological Sciences (iQBS), which offers a new PhD degree program at Dartmouth.
Students benefited not just from the science, but also from numerous door prizes. Poster winners, Luca Magnani, Sergey Fogelson, and Elizabeth Macari took home iPad’s!
by Brian Pogue
photo by Tennile Sunday