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  • Report from MU Students Research and Creativity Symposium:

Marshall University recently held its inaugural Student Research and Creativity Symposium on April 19th and 20th. Over two days, undergraduate and graduate students presented their work through poster sessions and oral presentations.

In addition to these activities, invited guest speakers, Jillian Howell, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dr. Gordon Hager, Chief of the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression, NIH, Dr. Astrid Suarez, US Air Force, Dr. James Davie, Professor at the University of Manitoba, and Director of the Manitoba Epigenetic Network) gave the audience an overview of their research and/or work trajectory.

During lunch times, panels were held to discuss various aspects of “Truth and Facts” (Dr. Clay Marsh, WV Corona virus Czar, Dr. Mridul Gautam, VP-Research at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar, C Professor Envir. Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology) as well as “Creativity and Integrity” (Thomas Taylor, Editor News Desk at USA Today, Jan Rader, Time Magazine 100 Most Important People in the World in 2018, Michael J. Farrell, former Interim President of Marshall University, and Sheryl Webb, Director of the Personnel for the State of West Virginia).

More than 180 visitors registered to attend the various sessions during the Symposium. The sponsor “Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Canadian Science Publishing” has offered to publish a special edition reporting students and Faculty’s achievements. Dr. Philippe Georgel will be the Guest Editor for this Special Edition, which is expected to appear in press by the end of the year.


  • MU Students Research and Creativity Symposium (April 19-20, 2022)

            A complete version of the program is available (see QR code below)



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Dr. Philippe Georgel
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