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Student Research Week 2021

What is Student Research Week?

Student Research Week (SRW) is an interdisciplinary event organized every year by the students of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX. The main objective of SRW is to showcase the research and thereof, build a platform for interaction.

The past few years has witnessed distinguished speakers give seminars from various exciting fields such as:

  • Proteins
  • Prions
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Phage Therapy
  • Fertilization
  • Aging
  • Biofilms
  • Vaccine Development and many more

What is this year's theme?

This years theme is NEURO: New Experiences Unfold Research Opportunities. NEURO aims to encourage the discovery of the multiple possibilities behind new research endeavors.

Along with the seminar series, a digital poster competition is arranged in which students from different biological research areas present their research projects and discuss their findings and ideas. Students from the GSBS, Medical school, Nursing school, TTU campus, Amarillo campus, and colleges from New Mexico and local colleges show great interest by participating in the poster competition.

  • Provide research seminars presented by distinguished biomedical scientists
  • Recruit regional students into GSBS degree programs

GSBS students organize the event and determine the overall seminar series theme. While the event has a biomedical theme, the poster sessions are open to all biological research areas. The judging criteria are set up to evaluate a hypothesis and the methods used to research that hypothesis, along with an ability to clearly present those original ideas.

Topics over the years:

20/20 Visions of Biochemistry

  • 2019 - Animalcules Detected: Immune Response Activated
  • 2018 - Protein Chronicles: From Unknown Structures to Essential Functions
  • 2017 - Molecular Neurosciences & Systems: From Nucleotides to Networks
  • 2016 - Molecular Basis of Life and Disease
  • 2015 - Host-Microbe Interactions: Exploring Worlds Within
  • 2014 - Molecular Imaging: Advancing Diagnostics
  • 2013 - Genomic Revolution: Personalizing Medicine
  • 2012 - Cure Diabetes
  • 2011 - Vaccine Development: A Shot in the Dark
  • 2010 - Demystifying the Brain: Aging and Addiction
  • 2009 - Molecular Pathways of Cancer
  • 2008 - Fertilization
  • 2007 - Phage Therapy
  • 2006 - Senescence
  • 2005 - Stem Cell Research
  • 2004 - Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • 2003 - Biofilms
  • 2002 - Cell Cycle, Cell Proliferation and Cancer
  • 2001 - Hypoxia and High Altitude Physiology
  • 2000 - Prions