Postdoctoral Research Symposium

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The Postdoctoral Research Symposium showcases the research done by postdoctoral scholars through a research abstract/poster competition. The top three abstract/poster presentations and are recognized at the event.

Who can participate?

Participants at this event must be postdoctoral scholars at one of the following institutions:

  • The University at Buffalo.
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Care Center.
  • Research Institute on Addictions.
  • Hauptman-Woodward Institute.

Past Competitions

Sept. 23, 2022 May 30, 2019 June 13, 2018 June 9, 2017 June 10, 2016

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, the Graduate School's Office of Postdoctoral Scholars hosted the Twelfth Annual Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium.


  • First Place: Matthew Vandermeulen, Biological Sciences
  • Second Place: Sean Colligan, Medicine
  • Third Place (tied): Manmeet Bhalla, Microbiology and Immunology and Saida Oubraim, Pharmacology and Toxicology