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Student Research Forum


The Student Research Forum (SRF) exists to serve the students at the University of Kansas Medical Center, to advance their research and to bolster their professional development. The forum provides a public stage for the presentation, assessment and discussion of their scientific investigations as well an opportunity to recognize and award exceptional research efforts. The forum will provide exposure to talks from world-class researchers and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between fields, departments, professional schools and universities to foster high-quality, innovative research that will transform our present scientific understanding and ultimately improve the lives of people in the state of Kansas and throughout the world.

Each year the Graduate Student Council sponsors the Student Research Forum. A in-person multi-day interactive event, the 2023 SRF will be held on April 11, 2023 - April 14, 2023. It will showcase research conducted by students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professionals. In addition to the student presentations, the SRF features a banquet and the extremely popular A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture.

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A.L. ChapmanA.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture

The A.L. Chapman Lecture series was created in honor of A.L. Chapman, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emeritus.

A.L. Chapman Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christine Jacobs-Wagner

Christine Jacobs-Wagner portrait
Dr. Christine Jacobs-Wagner

Dr. Christine Jacobs-Wagner is the Dennis Cunningham Professor of Biology and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. She has made major contributions to the bacterial cell biology field and is honored for her work through several awards and honors, including the Maxine F. Singer and William H. Fleming professor chairs and elected membership into the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Sciences.

The proposed title of Dr. Jacobs-Wagner’s talk is “The unusual biology of the Lyme disease agent: From basic cellular functions to host/pathogen interactions”. Her work has revolutionized our understanding of the role of spatiotemporal organization and physicochemical properties on cellular function, especially as it relates to cell morphogenesis, cell polarization, chromosome segregation, and cell cycle control.

Student Research Forum

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