Student Research Day

This year’s annual Georgetown University Medical Center Student Research Day was held on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.

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.


8:00am – 9:00am Registration
Poster presenters should register in the south lobby (first floor) or Medical-Dental building and be prepared to hang their posters within this time period.
9:00am – 11:45am Oral Presentations
Medical-Dental Bldg NE 401
Oral Presentations Schedule TBD
12:00pm – 1:00pm Keynote Speaker
Richard Harris, NPR Reporter
Harvey Proctor Auditorium
1:00pm – 1:45pm Lunch
Preclinical Sciences Hallway
1:45pm-4:00pm* Poster Session
Preclinical Sciences Hallway
4:00pm-5:00pm Reception & Raffle
Preclinical Sciences Hallway
We will announce the oral & poster presentation winners as well as the raffle prizes.

*times may change slightly based on type and number of abstract submitted


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


Abstract Submissions for the 2018 year are now open! Abstracts will close on September 21st at 5pm.


Once you have received an email from MCGSO confirming the acceptance of your abstract for a poster presentation, you will need to ensure that your poster is prepared. Keep in mind that like your abstract, your poster and poster presentation should be geared toward a general science audience. All posters must be sent to the MCGSO e-mail by October 3rd at noon.

If you have a poster already printed from a recent meeting, you are welcome to use this. Please send us the dimensions of your poster so that we reserve adequate space for you. If you are creating a new poster, we will be able to assist in the cost of poster printing.  You will receive details about poster specifications and deadlines to receive assistance in you confirmation email.

As we draw closer to Student Research Day, you will receive further instructions regarding poster placement, evaluations, and schedules for attending your poster.


Student Research Day 2018

Student Research Day will again include short oral presentation format for research presentations. These sessions will consist of a series of 10 min talks with PowerPoint followed by 5 min for questions and transition.  If you are interested in presenting your research in an oral format, be sure to indicate this during abstract submission.  Only a select number of abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations.

Just as abstracts are expected to be written for a general science audience, all oral presentations should be made in the same way. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Student Research Day Winners!

Oral Presentation Winners: 

1st- Mackenzie Fama

2nd- Zeus De Los Santos

3rd- Amrita Pai

Cellular and Molecular Poster Presentation winners:

1st- Erin Conn

2nd- Chinyere Agbaegbu Iweka

3rd- Bonnie Carney.

Behavioral Cognitive, Circuits & Network Dynamics Poster Presentation winners:

1st- Shady El Damaty

2nd- Stephanie Sloley

3rd- Sara Djemil & Adam Caccavano



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