From Bryan Davies and David Stein, co-organizers of the MBS Spring Retreat 2014:
Thanks to everyone for making our Inaugural Molecular Biosciences Retreat a huge success. More than one hundred members of our new department met to share science from the wide range of fields that represent Molecular Biosciences. Our keynote speaker Jeff Dangl gave a great seminar highlighting how an interdisciplinary approach is shedding new light on plants, their microbiome and innate immunity. The student and postdoctoral talks were well received and the poster session went a long way to stimulate conversation between labs.
The winners for best research talk are:
Jacqueline Tabler (1st Place) Wallingford Lab
Logan Myler (2nd Place) Paull Lab
Apollo Stacy (3rd Place) Whiteley Lab
The winners for best graduate student poster are:
Kristen Koening (1st Place) Gross Lab
Poonam Agarwal & Gabriel Wu (tied for 2nd Place) Miller Lab & Marcotte Lab (respectively)
The winners for best postdoctoral poster are:
Aimee Wessel (1st Place) Whitely Lab
Jodi Connell (2nd Place) Whitely Lab
Joe Dekker (3rd Place) Tucker Lab
We hope for an even bigger success for our next retreat in the spring of 2015.