Research Retreats & Symposiums

3-D rendering of DNA

MBS hosts both a retreat and symposium annually at which faculty, students and invited guests can share on their recent research. 

MBS Retreat

The Department of Molecular Biosciences hosts an annual retreat every spring.  This one-day extravaganza provides an exciting opportunity for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to discuss science and professional development at the beautiful and conveniently located Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Friday, March 21, 2025

MBS Retreat Activities include:

  • Talks from students and postdocs
  • Cash prizes (best talks and posters)
  • Swag for attendees
  • Poster session and mixer
MBS Trailblazers of Tomorrow National Postdoctoral Symposium

The Department of Molecular Biosciences will host a Postdoctoral Symposium, an event dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the exceptional research contributions of postdoctoral scholars from across the country. This one-day event is conveniently located on campus in the Norman Hackerman building (NHB 1.720). 

2025 TBD

Location: NHB 1.720

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM 

MBS Symposium Activities include:

  • Scientific Sessions featuring seminars from invited postdoctoral fellows.
  • Lunch with local graduate students and postdocs.
  • Light reception in the afternoon
  • Downtime for exploring the Austin area
  • Dinner with MBS faculty and Postdocs 

Please contact with any questions.

MBS Postdoc Symposium Group Photo