Research Symposium 2023

Symposium date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Long School of Medicine Office for Research is excited to present our annual research symposium!
During our annual symposium, the LSOM Dean’s Office for Research will offer research poster sessions, host basic and clinical science research presentations, and offer multiple cash prizes to research presenters to celebrate the exciting research being carried out by our trainees, staff, and faculty.

Keynote speaker:


Laurence Morel, PhD

Professor and Department Chair

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

Zachry Foundation Distinguished Chair in Microbiology and Immunology


Poster Session:

We invite faculty, staff, and trainees to submit a poster presentation illustrating completed or ongoing researchPoster sessions will be held on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 from 11 AM – 11:40 AM and 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM.

Cash awards will be given to top posters in the following categories: medical student, medical resident, clinical fellow, graduate student, visiting student, postdoctoral fellow, best overall clinical research poster, and best basic/translational research poster.

Student & Trainee Poster Application Link | Faculty & Staff Poster Application Link

Research Symposium Itinerary

8:00 AMDoors Open/BreakfastLEC 3.102B
8:20 AM-8:30 AMWelcome and Opening RemarksRobert Hromas, MD, FACP
Dean and Professor
Long School of Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs
LEC 3.102B
8:30 AM-10:00 AMTrainee Podium PresentationsTolga Delibasi
Medical Student
LEC 3.102B
Lacey Sell, MS
Graduate Student
Sarah Wedemeyer
MD/PhD Student
Santosh Timilsina, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Morgan Wall, MD
Alixandria Pfeiffer, DO
Clinical Fellow
10:00-10:15 AMLive Voting for "Best Overall Podium Presentation Student and TraineesLEC 3.102B
10:15 AM-11:45 AMLSOM Rising Star PresentationsJosephine Taverna, MD
LEC 3.102B
Mohamad Habes, PhD
Director, Biggs Institute Neuroimaging Core (BINC), Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases
Kevin B. Koronowski, PhD
Biochemistry & Structural Biology
Hye Young Lee, PhD
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
12:00 PM-1:00 PMKeynote PresentationLarry Schlesinger, MD
Professor, President and CEO,
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
LEC 3.102B
1:00 PM-3:30 PMLunchHolly Courtyard
1:30 PM-2:30 PMPoster Session IFaculty, Staff and TraineesHolly Foyer
2:30 PM-3:30 PMPoster Session IIFaculty, Staff and TraineesHolly Foyer