Main Events 2018

Current version of the schedule: PDF

Current version of the program: PDF

 Saturday, April  21st – Burge Union 

8:00 AM Registration Opens Outer hallway
8:30 AM  Light Breakfast and Coffee Available  Forum D
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction  
  Jennifer Klaus, MB GSO President  
9:05 AM 1st Spotlight Talk   
  Matt Falk, Manager, Events & Marketing at BioKansas   

Alex Erwin, Director for Talent Development and STEMM Education at BioKansas 

9:25 AM 2nd Spotlight Talk   
  Lindsey Ott, Director of Product Innovation at Likarda, LLC  
9:45 AM Panel 1 - Contract and Industry-Based Research   
  Carl Gelhaus, Senior Program Manager and Director of Infectious Disease Programs at MRIGlobal  
  Elizabeth Wenske-Mullinax, QA Manager of Operations at Ceva Biomune Animal Health   
  Lydia Cook-McAnulty, Clinical Scientist at Aratana Therapeutics Inc.   
  Juliana Conkright-Fincham, Head of Screening at Stowers   
10:25 AM Networking Break (20 min) Outer hallway 
10:45 AM 3rd Spotlight Talk   Forum D
  Sonia Hall, Director of Engagement and Development for the Genetics Society of America (GSA)  
11:10 AM Panel 2 - Science Resources and Outreach Education   
  Nicole Reiz, Graduate Professional Development Coordinator at University of Kansas, College of Graduate Affairs   
  Peter Welsh, Director of Museum Studies at the University of Kansas   
  Sharon Holte, Science Educator at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD  
11:50AM Lunch Forum B
12:40 PM Break (10 min) Outer hallway 
12:50 PM Keynote Talk  Forum D
  Sarah Cutler Tew, Director of US Pet Healthcare Innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health  
1:50 AM Networking Break (10 min) Outer hallway 
2:00 PM Panel 3 - Human Health and Therapeutics  Forum D
  Wen-Chieh Lin, Directoof Research at Kansas Health Institute   
  Raymond Caylor, Children's Mercy Hospital ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics Fellow   
  Laura Peek, Principal Scientist and Assistant Laboratory Director for Oncimmune   
  Robert Gronke, Senior Principal Scientist in the Technical Department at Biogen, Inc  
2:40 PM 4th Spotlight Talk  Forum D
  Mark Yocum, Technical Director at Anheuser-Busch   
3:05 - 5:30  PM "Meet the Professionals" Networking Social  Forum A
  Due to KU policy, undergraduate students will not be able to attend this event.   



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