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Each year, the Student Council hosts a symposium on campus, at which current MD/PhD students from Rochester and other institutions in western New York present posters and deliver oral presentations on their research. The highlight of the symposium is a keynote lecture from a distinguished scientist from outside of the Rochester community.

~The 7th annual MSRS: Friday April 6, 2018 ~

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​The MSRS is made possible by funding from the Rochester Medical Scientist Training Program (NIH T32GM07356), the Dr. Thomas A. and Joyce E. Pearson Endowed Lectureship Fund.

MSRS 2018

Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center
​Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, and Biomedical Engineering

Investigator, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences


MSRS 2017

Richard Locksley

Richard Locksley, M.D.

Marion and Herbert Sandler Distinguished Professorship in Asthma Research, UCSF, Professor, Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

MSRS 2017 Photo Album

MSRS 2016

Richard Ehman

Richard L. Ehman, M.D.

Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic

MSRS 2016 Photo Album

MSRS 2015

Elaine FuchsElaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, The Rockefeller University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

MSRS 2015 Photo Album

MSRS 2014

Thomas Cech

Thomas Cech, Ph.D.

Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado

Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Director, University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

MSRS 2013

Anthony Atala M.D.

Anthony Atala, M.D.

W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Wake Forest University

Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

MSRS 2012

Doris Taylor Ph.D.

Doris Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine & Medtronic Bakken Chair of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota

Director, Center for Cardiovascular Repair, University of Minnesota

Note: Speaker affiliations reflect their appointment during the time of their visit. However, we try to maintain links to their most current faculty pages.