Medical Scientist Research Symposium

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The Medical Scientist Research Symposium is a half-day annual event to showcase the research and scientific accomplishments of the University of Rochester’s Medical Scientist Training Program.

Previous Speakers:

2012 – Dr. Doris Taylor, PhD (Texas A&M University)
2013 – Dr. Anthony Atala, MD (Wake Forest University)
2014 – Dr. Thomas Cech, PhD (University of Colorado, Boulder)
2015 – Dr. Elaine Fuchs, PhD (Rockefeller University)
2016 – Dr. Richard L. Ehman, MD (Mayo Clinic)

Who can attend?

We encourage and hope that this event will draw a large audience of researchers from across the university to promote interaction, discussion and collaboration. As such, all are invited to attend our poster session, keynote address, and student presentations.
Note: All University of Rochester MSTP students are required to attend.

Who can present?

The 5th annual MSRS will include presenters from the Rochester MSTP program, as well as other (non-MSTP) University of Rochester medical students, fellows, and other interested parties.  In addition, we would like to invite all interested colleagues from our nearby M.D./Ph.D. programs at SUNY Upstate and SUNY Buffalo to submit poster presentations for this event.

Can we meet with the keynote speaker?

This depends on the travel arrangements and time restrictions for the speaker. However, we would like to try and accommodate all requests. If you would like to meet with the speaker, please email the chair of the organizing committee (

How is the event funded?

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, and other sponsoring departments within the University of Rochester School of Medicine.


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