Biochemistry doctoral student Alex Sunshine stands next to his poster during the Tri-International MD-PhD Research Day at the Jacobs School.
Keynote speaker Craig M. Horbinski, MD, PhD, right, meets with Michael E. Cain, MD, and Suzanne G. Laychock, PhD.
Microbiology and immunology doctoral student Mary Gallo, left, speaks during a breakout session as biochemistry doctoral student Alex Sunshine and Aimee Morris of the University of Rochester look on.
Published January 9, 2020
Fifteen students in the MD-PhD program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences presented posters at the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Research Day last fall at the Jacobs School building in downtown Buffalo.
The event takes place in collaboration with the University of Rochester and SUNY Upstate Medical University, with the event rotating each year between the three schools.
Jacobs School students, their programs and poster topics were:
A panel session titled “Tips From Residency Directors” featured six directors and the programs they lead:
The panel breakout for the session on “How to be a PI” consisted of the following faculty and their research specialty:
Alex Sunshine and Mary Gallo, a doctoral student in microbiology and immunology, were part of the panel breakout for “Transition and Success in M3/M4.”
Chelsey B. Reed and Nadav I. Weinstock were part of the panel breakout for “Applying for an F30.”
Tom Fuchs and James C. Schuler also gave talks on their research.
Keynote speaker Craig M. Horbinski, MD, PhD, professor of pathology/neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, spoke on “Maximizing Your Potential as a Physician-Scientist.”
Horbinski, a native of Buffalo, is a 2003 graduate of the MD-PhD program at UB.
He completed an anatomic pathology residency and a neuropathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Horbinski directs the Nervous System Tumor Bank and the Mouse Histology and Phenotyping Laboratory at Northwestern, in addition to overseeing molecular diagnostics in gliomas.
He has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and has obtained extramural research support as a principal investigator from multiple sources, including the National Institutes of Health. He has delivered more than 70 invited talks and platform presentations on gliomas in a variety of national and international settings.
Horbinski is an associate editor of Neuro-Oncology, and is on the editorial board of the top three neuropathology journals (Acta Neuropathologica, Brain Pathology and Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology).