Science Symposium 2017

Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, 2017

Friday: External Advisory and Q4 Steering Committee Meeting, USC School of Medicine

Saturday: Fall Symposium for faculty, staff and students, SC State Museum

Abstracts (searchable spreadsheet) | Program | Program Supplement

Presentation Slides:

  • Will Case, Converse College, Xerogel-Based Amperometric Biosensors: Adaptable Templates for Clinically Relevant Measurements. PDF

  • KEYNOTE: Rafael Luna, NIH NIGMS Naitonal Research Mentoring Network, Advancing Your Biomedical Research with NRMN. PDF | PPTX

  • Marion Cooley, Augusta University (formerly at MUSC), Role of Fibulin-1 in Cerebrovascular Stability. PDF | PPTX

  • Christine Byrum, College of Charleston, Nuclear Transport in Early Development. PDF | PPTX

  • Tong Ye, Clemson University, Two-photon Fluorescence Steromicroscopy. PDF

For more info, contact:

Cyndy Buckhaults, SC INBRE Communications Manager

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to introduce to you our keynote speaker at the SC INBRE Scientific Symposium – Dr. Rafael Luna, executive director of the NIH NIGMS National Research Mentoring Network. Dr. Luna is a research fellow at Harvard Medical School investigating the biochemical mechanisms of cancer. He's a dynamic speaker and has presented to a wide range of scientific audiences from undergrads to senior faculty members in the US and Europe. We are very fortunate to be able to have him as our keynote speaker this year.


SC INBRE Developmental Research Project Program faculty, students, anyone interested in learning more about the research of SC INBRE-funded biomedical investigators and students.


Symposium consists of student poster session and talks by our DRP faculty, plus we will have a special invited speaker. Our External Advisory Committee will be in attendance and would love to meet you and hear about the impact of SC INBRE on your research and experiences.

Symposium will be held at the South Carolina State Museum located on Gervais Street in Columbia. Parking will be free. Your attendance at the Symposium will also give you a 10% discount at the Museum's gift shop and free general admittance to the rest of the Museum, if time allows.

Where to Stay

Please note: this is USC's Homecoming Week – plan on increased traffic in town, as well as rooms selling out early. The blocked room agreements we had with local hotels have expired. If you are looking to find a hotel room near the Symposium location, we recommend you search in the Vista area, or across the river in Cayce and West Columbia.