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The San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF) and Distinguished Lecture is hosted by the UT Health San Antonio Postdoctoral (UP) Association. SAPRF provides an opportunity to showcase research by postdocs at the TBRI, USAISR, UT Health San Antonio, and UTSA.
- Multi-institutional, research and networking symposium that showcases postdocs from several research enterprises within San Antonio.
- Features prominent invited guest speaker & presentation prizes.
Past Guest Speakers
Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development UT Southwestern Medical School
“The Difficult “Job” of Postdocs: Take Charge of your Career!”
Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, UT Health San Antonio
“Resilience and Reality: Embarking on your Career Journey”
Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI)
President & CEO
“Tuberculosis: Ongoing Challenges and the Road Forward in Scientific Approaches”
Randy Goldsmith, Ph.D.
CEO Rapamycin Holdings
“Commercializing Academic Research”
Joseph R. Haywood, Ph.D.
Immediate Past-President, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Professor, Michigan State University
“Looking into the Crystal Ball: Sustain Discovery in Biomedical Sciences”
Frances A. Colón, Ph.D.
Acting Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
“How Scientists Can Change the World”
Gayle Slaughter, Ph.D.
Sr. Associate Dean of Graduate Education & Diversity
Baylor College of Medicine
“Career Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists”