The eleventh annual MBSB research symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 8:30am to 5:00pm in the Assembly.  The 2024 symposium will feature Dr. Nancy Carrasco as the keynote speaker.  Other speakers will include MBSB faculty, current MBSB graduate students, and an MBSB alumnus.  Scroll down to see the schedule of events!


Keynote Speaker: 

Nancy Carrasco, M.D.
Vanderbilt University

"The tale of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS): From cloning to structure"  



Program Details - MBSB Symposium 2024


8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:10 Program Welcome


Morning Session 1:

Chaired by Awishi Mondal

9:10 am             (Presentation Title)
                          Ari Selzer


9:30 am             (Presentation Title)
                          Emily Beckwitt, PhD


10:05 am           Break

10:20 am           Parallel Sessions: Career Development session for Students

MBSB Faculty Meeting for Faculty


Morning Session 2:

Chaired by Benjamin Wang

11:30 am           (Presentation Title)
                          Guillermo Calero, PhD
                          Associate Professor, Department of Structural Biology

12:05 pm          (Presentation Title)
                         Darian Yang


12:25pm            Lunch


Afternoon Session:

Chaired by Victor So

1:15 pm             (Presentation Title)
                          Brittani Schnable

1:50 pm             (Presentation Title)
                          Simone Brixius-Anderko
                          Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


2:10 pm             (Presentation Title)
                          Huaying Zhang, PhD
                          Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

2:45-3:00           Break


Keynote Address:

Chaired by Sophia Staggers


3:00 pm            The tale of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS): From cloning to structure
                          Nancy Carrasco, PhD
                         Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science, Vanderbilt University
                         Chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
                         Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

4:00pm              Poster Session + Reception