Annual Retreat

Each 5th year class organizes our Annual Retreat, featuring student-invited keynotes, faculty speakers, their own research talks, and posters from all program students. Full program agenda and photos can be found on pages for each year's event.

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13th Annual Genetics Retreat
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

with Valina Dawson and Vaughn Cooper

Roth Auditorium
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
8:45 am Opening remarks
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Talks! Posters! Lunch!
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Reception

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Vaughn Cooper
Valina Dawson, PhD Vaughn Cooper, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physiology

Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine

Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

University of Pittsburgh

Student Speakers:
Elie Farah (Chi lab)
Nina Gao (Nizet lab)
Shereen Georges (Gleeson lab)
Ryan Marina (Yeo lab)
Michael Vaill (Varki lab)

Invited Faculty Speakers:
Susan Ackerman (Biological Sciences and CMM)
Bruce Hamilton (CMM and Medicine)
Pamela Mellon (Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences)
Xin Sun (Pediatrics)


Previous Retreats:


Matt Might

 Alice Ting


Rudolf Jaenisch

Jeannie Lee


Lucy Shapiro

Leonid Kruglyak


Eric Green

Sarah Tishkoff


Stephen Quake

David Botstein


Joseph Gleeson

Elaine Fuchs


Herbert Boyer

Andrew Fire


Eric Lander

Hank Greeley