Student Research Day


This year’s annual Georgetown University Medical Center Student Research Day was held on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020.

SRD 2019


Since 1985 Student Research Day has provided an on-campus forum for students to showcase their research pursuits. For many students, the day offers the opportunity to share their dissertation research with their colleagues from other disciplines, engaging in discussion and soliciting feedback.

Student Research Day will is held in the fall of each year for the students in the PhD program at the Georgetown University Medical Center. The purpose of Student Research Days is to showcase the scientific research efforts of graduate students at Georgetown University. For more information please visit this website.


10:00am- 12:00pm Oral Presentations via Zoom
1:00pm – 2:00pm Keynote Speaker – Dr. Aileen Fernandez, a Georgetown University Tumor Biology training program alumna and current Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University.


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Watch here: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Aileen Fernandez


Student Research Day is open to all current graduate students in one of the following Ph.D. programs at Georgetown University:

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Global Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Tumor Biology


Congratulations to our 2020 Student Research Day Winners!

1st – Holly Korthas, 4th Year Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience PhD Program: “High Frequency Head Impacts Disrupts Sleep Architecture and Circadian Rhythms”
2nd – Kelly Martin, 4th Year Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience PhD Program,: “Language activation in the right hemisphere weakens and disperses with age”
3rd – Gayatri Sanku, 3rd Year Microbiology and Immunology PhD Program: “Unraveling the immune repertoire of SARS CoV-2- specific human T cell lines generated from unexposed individuals”

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