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The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (ILS) Graduate Programs hosts an annual conference and retreat at the start of every academic year. Current students and faculty in the Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biochemistry (BCH), and Microbiology (MIC) are invited to attend.

The retreat features a mix of social activities and formal presentations by current faculty and is a wonderful way to learn about research being conducted within the programs. In particular, the retreat is an opportunity for new graduate students to meet peers and potential mentors.

2020 Annual Retreat

August 20, 2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was conducted in a virtual format. Featured research talks included:

  • Despoina Mavridou, MBS, Mavridou Lab: Focused on the Extracytoplasmic Space of Bacteria
  • Andres Jara-Oseguera, MBS, Channel Biology from Senses to Lysosomes
  • Susanne Ressl, NEU, Mind the Gap - Protein Complexes Connecting the Synapse
  • Adrian Keatinge-Clay, MBS, Engineering Molecule Factories
  • Jeanne Stachowiak, BME, Intrinsically Disordered Proteins as Physical Drivers of Membrane Traffic

2021 Annual Retreat

September 4, 2021

The ILSGP will host a series of selected research talks by faculty.

The event will be conducted in a hybrid format, with limited on-site participation at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center coupled with virtual presentations.

2021 Speaker List

ICMB retreat side 1

ICMB retreat side 2