Student Research Week 2022 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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34th Annual Student Research Week

Theme - CSI: Immunology

This year’s theme is CSI: Immunology (CSI: Conducting Scientific Research). CSI: Immunology encompasses not just all research aspects of immunology, but also includes all scientific research that may influence human health.

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, Public Health, 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.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Claudia Kemper, Ph.D
Senior Investigator, Chief of the Complement and Inflammation Research Section, NHBLI, NIH

Dr. Stanley Hazen, M.D./Ph.D
Jan Bleeksma Chair, Vascular Cell Biology and Atherosclerosis, Lerner Research Instititue, Cleveland Clinic

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