Annual Symposium

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual North Carolina BioSciences Collaborative Symposium

July 27th-28th, 2017 

Duke University's Trent Semans Center

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It is with great pleasure that we cordially invite you to attend our 5th Annual North Carolina Biosciences Collaborative Symposium! The Symposium is sponsored by the Duke University's BioCoRE (NIH-IMSD) Program and will be held on Thursday, July 27- Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Trent Semans Center at Duke University.  This event will bring together over 200 faculty, students and administrators from North Carolina institutions.  More Info COMING SOON!


2016 Highlights:

  • Faculty/administrator sessions on best practices in strategic active mentoring and discussion of evidence-based practices for STEM training.
  • Student sessions on developing effective strategies for “mentoring-up” at any level,  generating useful methods for improving scientific efficacy,  and learning to respectfully address unconscious bias
  • Plenary Keynote address from George Langford, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University and Board of Directors member for  Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Plenary Keynote address from Mica Estrada,PhD, Assistant Professor in Social & Behavioral Sciences at University of California, San Francisco
  • Morning session from Anthony DePass, PhD Professor in Biology, Long Island University and Principal Evaluator of DePass Academic Consulting
  • Joint faculty/student sessions featuring seminars to showcase student research, cutting edge faculty research, and a celebration of research during our poster session.
  • Morning research address lead by Enrique De La Cruz, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, whose research focuses on actin and myosin regulation, RNA helicases and signaling enzymes
  • Special research seminar from Darlene Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina Central University who specializes in strucutre-property relationships in oligomers and polymers and how this can alleviate the growth of uterine fibroids
  • Closing research keynote from Dan Ariely, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, whose research interests spans from the science of dishonesty to how we make decisions.


 Feel free share this invitation with all students, faculty and administrators who might like to attend the Symposium. We hope that you will participate in this exciting event!

For more information about Duke BioCoRE please visit our official website and if you have any additional questions regarding BioCoRE and/or our symposium, feel free to reach us at   

The symposium is supported by the Duke NIH-IMSD grant.


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