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March 3, 2016
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Upstate spotlights research by postdocs, residents and fellows March 9

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Upstate Medical University will shine a light on more than 30 research studies conducted by postdocs, fellows, and residents during the Beyond the Doctorate Research Day Wednesday, March 9 beginning at 1 p.m. in 103 Weiskotten Hall.

Eight researchers will kick off the program by giving a brief presentations. Those presenting  include: Alex Helkin, MD (Surgery); Hoon Choi, MD, MS (Neurosurgery); Nilda Alicea-Velázquez, PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Jennifer Makin, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology); Reyna Martinez-De Luna, PhD (Ophthalmology); Gaurang Vaidya, MBBS (Internal Medicine); Rebecca Oot, PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Gentian Toshkezi, MD (Neurosurgery).

Following the presentations, at 3:30 p.m., Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, will give the keynote address “From Red Cells to Prostate Cancer.” Kotula is associate professor of urology, and biochemistry and molecular biology at Upstate where he also co-directs the MD/PhD Program. His research interests are in cancer biology, cell signaling, the role of actin cytoskeleton in tumor progression, and mouse models of cancer.

Immediately following the afternoon presentations, a poster session and reception will be held in the Ninth Floor Cafeteria of Weiskotten Hall.

The Beyond the Doctorate Research Day is presented by the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. For more information, please contact Jennifer Brennan at or 464-4543.

Caption: Upstate Professor Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, will speak at Beyond the Doctorate Research Day March 9.

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