The annual retreat is a meeting forum where virtually everyone affiliated with the research enterprise in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an opportunity to hear about the nature and breadth of ongoing research activities.
Events consist of formal research talks, poster presentations and informal discussions. Participants include faculty, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, visiting scholars, and research staff. The retreat, which is held off-site, is an ideal setting to broaden one’s network of collaborators and supporters, and to build team spirit beyond the setting of individual laboratories.
2022 Annual Retreat
October 27-28, Scott-Bates Commons, Baltimore, MD
Theme: Bringing Mighty Science Back
Organized by Assistant Professors Danfeng Cai (faculty chair), Utthara Nayar (faculty co-chair), and Vito Rebecca (faculty co-chair), and trainees Kyler Weingartner (student chair), Bailey Robertson (student vice-chair), Jeremy Bravo Narula, Siyuan Hao, T.J. Koehler, Suchitra Magesh, Benjamin Orris, Naisargi Patel, Trupti Tripathi, Samhita Vitta, Wei Wang, and Tian Xie.
2019 Annual Retreat
April 15-16, Mt. Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD
Theme: Celebrating discovery, building community, embracing diversity
Organized by Assistant Professor Jennifer Kavran and trainees Alisa Boyko (chair), Haobo Wang (vice-chair), Danielle Bouchard, Ed Culbertson, Becca Ursin, Harry Liu, Nathaniel Rogers, Mohsen Badiee, Aravinth Kumar, and TJ Koehler.
2018 ANNUAL RETREAT
April 13-14, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
Organized by Assistant Professor Jennifer Kavran and trainees Steve Wellard (chair), Alisa Boyko (chair), Nikki Camlin, Thao Tran, Christina Vivelo, Ed Culbertson, Danielle Bouchard, and Lyle McPherson.
2017 ANNUAL RETREAT
April 2-4, Gettysburgh, PA
Theme: Celebrate science, embrace diversity, and have fun.
Organized by Assistant Professor Jennifer Kavran and trainees Abigail Zeiman (chair), Christina Vivelo (chair), Steve Wellard (vice-chair), Jessica Hopkins, Justin Jacob, Thao Tran, Aravanith Jayabalan, Yajuan Guo, Fengrong Wang, and Lyle McPherson.
2016 ANNUAL RETREAT
April 22-23, Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, Towson, MD
Organized by Associate Professor Scott Bailey and Assistant Professor Phil Jordan and trainees Summer Xia, Xin Sun, Hannah Odeh, Christine Lee, Abigail Zieman, Jessica Hopkins, Justin Jacob, and Haobo Wang.
2015 ANNUAL RETREAT
March 6-7, 2015, Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, Towson, MD
Organized by Assistant Professor Scott Bailey and trainees Daisy Colon Lopez, Kaitlin Johnson, Jessica Jopkins, Abigail Zieman, Dolly Singh, and Michael Estrella.