Student Research Week 2023 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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35th Annual Student Research Week

2023 Information

  • 35th annual Student Research Week
  • Tuesday February 28th through Friday March 3rd, 2023
  • Location: Academic Event Center for in-person events, and Zoom for virtual events
  • Hosted by the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration

2023 Theme

This year’s theme is Lord of the Genes: Cell Biology and Biochemistry. Besides being a huge LOTR fan, in CBB, many of us focus on different aspects of cell homeostasis. For some, p53 is the “lord of the genes” since it is involved in tumorigenesis and is the “guardian of the genome”. For others, SRP, which targets 30% of the proteome, is one of the Lord of the Genes. I wanted to include every facet of biochemistry and cell biology, and leave it vague enough that everyone can feel included, especially other departments.

This year will be conducted in a hybrid fashion, with in-person open poster sessions, a vendor fair, and oral presentations and with all virtual poster judging sessions. Both the judging and open poster sessions allow students from different biological research areas to present their research projects, discuss their results, and disseminate their findings and ideas. Students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), Medical school, Nursing school, the new Population and Public Health school, Pharmaceutical sciences, Texas Tech University campus, Amarillo campus, and other colleges show great interest by participating in these poster sessions.

Student Research Week also provides research seminars presented by distinguished biomedical students, and is an opportunity to recruit regional students into GSBS degree programs.

GSBS students organize, plan, and coordinate the entire event, and determine the overall seminar series theme. While the event has a biomedical theme, the posters are open to all biological research areas. The judging criteria are set to evaluate a hypothesis, the methods used to research that hypothesis, and the presenter’s ability to clearly present those original ideas.

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Topics over the years:

  • 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