Since 2007, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s postdoctoral researchers have had the opportunity to showcase their research projects at the annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium. The symposium helps foster scientific and social interaction among postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and faculty.
The daylong event allows postdoctoral researchers to share their work via talks and poster presentations, and to receive feedback from investigators in a variety of scientific fields. The symposium also features a keynote address from a nationally recognized scientist. Past speakers include Drs. Nick Hastie, Eric Kandel, Christine Guthrie, and Paul Nurse.
A competition is held to select the best posters based on visual and oral presentation, content, and scientific merit. The posters are judged by a committee of postdoctoral researchers and faculty members, and three postdocs each receive $500 cash.