This year's keynote speaker will be given by Dr. J. Christopher Love from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. He is the Latham Family Career Development Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.
"Our interdisciplinary, team-oriented research combines principles from chemical engineering, interfacial chemistry, and materials science to develop new micro- and nanotechnologies for addressing biological questions in immunology, microbiology, systems biology, and bioprocess engineering. One broad research objective is to improve the design and implementation of quantitative bioanalytical processes in order to maximize the knowledge gained about the heterogeneities and dynamics of individual cells within a complex population. We employ these processes to characterize the pathogenesis and immunomodulation of complex immune responses in chronic human diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, food allergies, and cancer."
T-shirt - Each year one lucky winner is chosen for their outstanding t-shirt design. This design is featured not only on our t-shirts, but also on our name badges and the retreat program. If you are interested in submitting a design (or several), please email your .pdf to Susan.Arsenault@umassmed.edu no later than May 17, 2013. This year we are going to 6 color print. There is no restriction on colors.
Poster - This prestigious award goes to Graduate Students for the best poster submitted during the evening poster session/social following the keynote address. All eligible posters are voted on by faculty in attendance. Please be sure to choose yes when registering for the retreat if you plan to submit a poster. The deadline for abstracts and your photo is May 22, 2013. Email them to Susan.Arsenault@umassmed.edu
Prizes will be awarded to both contest winners.