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December 6-10, 2021
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The 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.
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.
Past Guest Speakers
Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.
Vice President and Regents Professor
Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
Center for Diversity and International Programs
Director of the Texas Center for Health Disparities
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX
"Importance of Mentorship and Networking in Developing the Biomedical Research Workforce"
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”