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With a theme of 'Innovation through Collaboration in Life Sciences,' the cooperative efforts of the Biological Sciences Graduate Programs have culminated in organizing The Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Symposium- 2023 (IBSS), the first of its kind at Iowa State University. The goal of IBSS 2023 is to unite scholars from diverse biological domains to deliver advances in the relevant fields and to promote an atmosphere to facilitate exchanging ideas and information. The symposium will feature keynote speakers who are experts in their fields. It will also provide exceptional opportunities for all participants to share their research through oral presentations and poster sessions. The participants will form new collaborations in this two-day symposium to advance innovative scientific research.

The First Annual Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Symposium was a SUCCESS!

Congratulations to the poster/oral presenter winners:

Oral Presentation

1st place - David Hall

2nd place - Marissa Roghair Stroud

3rd place - Ha. T.H. Vu

Poster Presentation

1st place - Sahiba Siddiqui

2nd place - Samuel Shobade

3rd place - Anurag Das & Colleen Yanarella

People's Choice

Oral Presentation - Jaspreet Rishi

Poster Presentation - Mehak Kapoor

Creative Arts Showcase - Prathyushi Cheguri

Special Recognition 

Joan Meis and Anna Schwake

Lauter Award for Graduate Student Creativity and Research Excellence

Clayton Carley and Swathy Krishna

A few photos of the symposium 

Symposium Speakers