Annual Retreat

Each year, the Biology Department hosts a scientific retreat for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and guest speakers from across the country. A tradition of the retreat is a poster session that encourages an interactive exchange of research in each lab. These scientific retreats help to sustain our strong reputation as a research institute and strengthen a scientific community made up of members both inside and outside of the university.

2019 Keynote Speaker

Jason Shephed

Jason Shepherd, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Shepherd’s laboratory is interested in the fundamental cellular and molecular processes that underlie memory formation. Recently, Dr. Shepherd’s team discovered a novel mechanism of neuronal communication that resembles the life-cycle of retroviruses.

Featured Speaker

Anthony T. Annunziato

Anthony T. Annunziato, Ph.D.

Dr. Annunziato’s laboratory studies the regulation of chromatin organization during DNA replication, using biochemical analyses in mammalian cultured cells and genetic studies performed in yeast.

"These retreats reflect how everyone in our department—regardless of title, role, or experience level—contributes to the advancement of research and teaching.”

— Welkin Johnson, Biology Department Chair


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The Biology Department acknowledges Fisher Scientific's premium sponsorship of our 2019 Scientific Meeting.

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Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH

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