Postdoctoral Research Symposium

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

The annual Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award is also given at this event.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Postdoctoral Research Symposium has been cancelled.

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

May 30, 2019 June 13, 2018 June 9, 2017 June 10, 2016

On Friday, June 9, 2017, the Graduate School's Office of Postdoctoral Scholars hosted the Ninth Annual Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium.


Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award Winners:

  • Gregory G. Homish, Associate Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior
  • Wenyao Xu, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Three-Minute Presentation Winners:

  • First Place: Rama Dey-Rao, Dermatology
  • Second Place: Yingying Xie, Geography

Poster Competition Winners:

  • First Place: Kimberly Kamper-DeMarco, Research Institute on Addictions
  • Second Place: Andrew Schwartz, Chemistry
  • Third Place: Guojian Zhang, Chemical and Biological Engineering