San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF)

It’s New, It's Virtual!
Abstracts Due Oct. 29th at 5 pm
December 7-11, 2020
Location: Virtual
The 8th Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF) is a research and networking symposium that showcases postdoctoral research fellows (postdocs) from research institutions throughout San Antonio.
This year, SAPRF will use a virtual platform that offers interactive, multi-media presentations, and poster judging. All postdocs in the San Antonio area are invited to submit research abstracts and present scientific posters. 
The SAPRF Keynote Speaker will feature Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, Vice President and Regents Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, the Center for Diversity and International Programs, and Director of the Texas Center for Health Disparities at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Vishwanatha is Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded, NRMNet: A National Resource for Mentorship and Networking to Enhance Diversity and was a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2019.
SAPRF reflects successful partnerships with the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA), Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas BioMed), United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), UT Health San Antonio (UT Health SA), and University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Prior SAPRF have featured dynamic speakers, poster sessions, and competitive awards for presenters from all participating organizations. For more information on submitting an abstract, please visit the Abstract Information webpage.

Meeting registration is free and everyone is encouraged to attend and learn about the scientific accomplishments of our early career scientists.

For more questions, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at UT Health San Antonio.


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



Past Winners