Penn State Biomedical Sciences Club conference set for March 23

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- On March 23, the Penn State Biomedical Sciences Club will hold its fourth annual undergraduate conference. The all-day event will be held on the Life Sciences Building Bridge, and feature six prominent biomedical scientists, including one veterinarian and three physicians, from institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Dr. Rick Fairhurst, director of the Malaria Pathogenesis and Human Immunity Unit at the National Institute Unit of Allergy and Infectious Disease, will be the keynote speaker. Additional workshops will be held to aid students with graduate and professional school applications and study abroad opportunities. 

Research topics include:
-- Antimicrobial drug resistance
-- Epidemiology of foodborne illness
-- Leukemia
-- Host-pathogen interactions in respiratory disease
-- Renal replacement therapy

Registration is $10 for Penn State students, which covers entry to the conference and the cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner from Rotellis. More information can be found at




Last Updated January 09, 2015