The annual Recknagel Symposium was held, as a part of the Department Annual Retreat at the Kalihari Resort, on Friday afternoon, September 25, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Six of our second year doctoral students presented on projects from their first year laboratory rotations.
Winners of the 2015 Recknagel Symposium awards are:
Yvonne Gicheru, Ph.D. candidate (far left) - Best research presentation for "Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels Analyzed By Nanodisc Technology". Yvonne is in the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani.
Di Hu, Ph.D. candidate (far right) - Best academic record (2014-2015). Di is in the lab of Dr. Xin Qi.
During the first year of doctoral training, students in the Department rotate in three different laboratories. The goal of these rotations is to identify a subject area of interest, and a mentor for future research. After completion of the research rotations, each student presents one of the projects to the entire department at the Recknagel Symposium.
Professor Richard Recknagel was Chairman of Physiology from 1976 to 1986. He was an admired thinker and investigator who took a keen interest in mentoring young students and faculty. In his memory, the Department established this Symposium.