Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The Graduate School will host the Second Annual Graduate + Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables Campus. 

The symposium will include poster and oral presentations, a keynote speaker, and Cane Talks. The symposium will finish with a catered reception and awards ceremony. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top presentations. Students, faculty, and staff from all campuses are invited to attend the symposium, celebrating creativity, innovation, and scientific discovery across all disciplines.

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for one of three participation formats: poster presentation, oral presentation, or Cane Talk. A 350-word abstract must be uploaded at the time of application. The deadline to apply is December 11, 2019. Advisor/mentor approval is required.



Graduate + Postdoctoral Research Symposium 2019 Recap

Poster Presentation Winners
  • Health & Life Sciences
    • Winner: Hallie Quiroz, Postdoctoral Fellow in Vascular Research
    • Winner: Morgan Gianola, Ph.D. Student in Psychology
    • Runner-up: Natalia de la Oliva Muñoz, Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience 
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences
    • Winner: Nima Hosseinzadeh Nanehkaran, Ph.D. Student in Civil Engineering 
    • Runner-up: Yusuf Secerdin, Ph.D. Student in Industrial Engineering
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
    • Winner: Vanesa Mora Ringle, Ph.D. Student in Psychology
    • Runner-up: Estefany Saez Flores, Ph.D. Student in Psychology
  • Arts & Humanities
    • Winner: Victor Rubio, Master's Student in Music Education
    • Runner-up: Lorena Knezevic, Master's Student in Architecture
  • People’s Choice: Babak Vafaei, Ph.D. Student in Civil Engineering
Oral Presentation Winners
  • Risk & Resilience Session: Judith Lobo, Ph.D. Student in Psychology 
  • Ecosystem Science Session: Maria Cartolano, Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Biology and Ecology 
  • Advancing Biomedical Research Session: Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Ph.D. Student in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology 
TED-like Talks Winner
  • Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza, Ph.D. Student in Civil Engineering

For event pictures, click here.

For a full list of presenters and abstracts, click here.

For the full video of the keynote address and Ted-like Talk Presentations, click here