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Thursday, January 5 – Saturday, January 7, 2017

Santa Clara Marriott 
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054 

The CSUPERB community is busy at work inviting speakers, designing workshops, organizing sessions, selecting poster abstracts, and nominating award winners.  Exact timing, session name and room assignments may change. Check back here to see the program develop.  Poster number assignments (day and time of poster presentations) are usually revealed right before the winter holiday break. We usually don’t announce award winners or unmask CSU I-Corps evaluators until the week of the symposium.

Thursday, Jan. 5
Biotech + Design Workshop (pre-registration required)10:00 am - 6:00 pmSedona Room
Registration & Information Desk Opennoon - 10:00 pmCalifornia Ballroom Foyer
CSU I-Corps Student Teams Orientation 1:00 - 2:00 pmCalifornia Ballroom 1-4
CSU I-CorpsTM Preliminary Lessons Learned Presentations
(for I-Corps Teams, Mentors & Advisors only)
2:00 - 6:00 pmCalifornia Ballroom 1-4
Student Workshop: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Proposal Writing Workshop2:00 - 4:30 pmCalifornia Ballroom 5-6
Plenary Session:
AstroBiology Showcase, featuring Lightning Talks


Featured Speaker:
Nikki Parenteau (Research Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute)
7:00 - 9:30 pmCalifornia Ballroom 5-6
Friday, Jan. 6
Registration & Information Desk Open7:30 am - 8:00 pmFoyer
Plenary Session:
When Research-based Ideas Leave Campus


Sebastian Kraves
(Co-Founder, miniPCR)

Margaret E. Black
(Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University)

Diego Rey
(Founder and Head of Research, GeneWEAVE, a subsidiary of Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)
8:30 - 11:30 amCalifornia Ballroom 4-5
Lunch
(with optional Table Topic Discussions)
11:30 am - 12:30 pmCalifornia Ballroom 6-9
Short Talks:
CSUPERB-funded Faculty

Troy Cline (CSU Chico)

Rachael French (San Jose State University)

Jason Schwans (CSU Long Beach)
12:30 - 1:30 pmGrand Ballroom A-B
Bioengineering Showcase, featuring Student Lightning Talks12:30 - 1:45 pmSedona Room
Faculty Workshop: Effective Tools for Developing Faculty Careers and Mentoring Students2:00 - 4:15 pmGrand Ballroom A-B
Student Workshop: Career Networking Session

Kick-off Speaker: Ryoko Kawashima (Scientist, BD Diagnostics & CSU Northridge alum)
2:00 - 4:45 pmCalifornia Ballroom 4-5
Faculty Workshop:
Writing CSUPERB Grant Proposals
2:30 - 4:30 pmProspector Suite
Faculty Workshop:
Achieving Inclusive Student Success through Purposeful Collaborations between Academic and Student Affairs
4:30 - 6:30 pmGrand Ballroom A-B
Student Workshop:
Graduate School Information Session

Kickoff Speakers: Dr. Paula Matheus Carnevali (Post-doctoral scholar, University of California, Berkeley; San Jose State University alum) & Dr. Mohammad Ali Samie (Senior Scientist, Genentech; CSU Fullerton alum)
5:00 - 7:00 pmCalifornia Ballroom 4-5
Dinner6:30 - 8:00 pmCalifornia Ballroom 6-9
First Poster Session

Posters Numbered #1 - 144
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Grand Ballroom C-E & Hall of Cities
Saturday, Jan. 7
Registration & Information Desk Open7:30 am - 6:00 pmFoyer
Second Poster Session

Posters Numbered #145 - 288
9:00 - 11:00 am

Grand Ballroom C-E & Hall of Cities
Plenary Lunch

2017 CSUPERB Faculty Research Awardee:
Dr. Joseph Pesek
Professor, Department of Chemistry, San José State University
11:00 am - 12:30 pmCalifornia Ballroom 5-9
Short Talks:
CSUPERB-funded Faculty

Cory Brooks (CSU Fresno)

Rob Crawford (CSU Sacramento)

Rachel Mackelprang (CSU Northridge)
12:30 - 1:20 pmCalifornia Ballroom 1-4
CSU I-Corps: Information Session12:30 - 1:20 pmGrand Ballroom A-B
Student Workshop:
The “Wow Me” Elevator Speech
12:30 - 1:20 pmSedona Room
Plenary Session:
Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award Finalist Talks
1:30 - 4:15 pmCalifornia Ballroom 1-4
CSU I-CorpsTM:
Final Lessons Learned Presentations
4:30 - 7:00 pmGrand Ballroom C-E or Hall of Cities
Plenary Closing Awards Banquet7:00 - 9:30 pmCalifornia Ballroom 5-9
Sunday, Jan. 8
CSUPERB Faculty Consensus Group Meeting
(open to CSU Faculty)

Featured Speaker: Bruce Alberts, UCSF
"Spreading Scientists Throughout Society: A Personal Perspective"
8:30 am - 3 pmHall of Cities: North Beach, Santa Barbara