Dear colleagues,

With great pleasure we announce that the 3rd Florida Translational Cell Biology Symposium will be held on September 13, 2019 at the Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex (HPNP Building) on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

For the third consecutive year, our organizing committee has been awarded an American Society for Cell Biology Early Career Meeting Grant in support of our symposium. This year’s organizing committee includes S. John Calise (University of Florida), Kristen Skruber (University of Florida), Caitlyn Blake-Hedges (Florida State University), Marisa Tillery (Florida State University), and Jami Conley Calderon (University of Central Florida), who promise to deliver a thrilling scientific program headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Samara Reck-Peterson, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor at the University of California, San Diego.

Hosted on the campus of the University of Florida, home to the region’s most comprehensive academic health center, the symposium will be a perfect environment for students, postdocs, and faculty from around the state to discuss the translational aspects of many topics within the broader field of cell biology. Researchers at all career stages will have the opportunity to present their work in either poster or lecture format, network with scientists from other institutes during a provided lunch and evening reception, and attend discussion groups on issues related to career development.

Participation from undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs is highly encouraged. The submitters of the top abstracts in the graduate student and postdoc categories will be selected to give oral presentations. Abstracts not selected as talks will be given consideration for a poster instead.

Registration for the 2019 symposium is now open. Please visit our Registration page for more information.

For an overview of our 2018 symposium, check out this fantastic article written by Marisa Tillery featured on the ASCB website: Society grant-funded symposium on translational cell biology a huge success

Questions? Please contact the organizers directly at ftcbsinfo@gmail.com.


S. John Calise, Kristen Skruber, Caitlyn Blake-Hedges, Marisa Tillery, and Jami Conley Calderon