Past and upcoming symposia

2020 SOPS Research and Career Symposium

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium will be held entirely online during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 21st to 25th, 2020

For more information please visit: 2020 SOPS Research and Career Symposium

The keynote address will be delivered by Sharon Milgram, Director of the Office of Intramural Training & Education at National Institutes of Health. We'll post more details as they are finalized - we hope to see you there! 

2019 SOPS Research Symposium

Sponsored by Office of Vice President for Research, Graduate School, Student Government Association, College of Medicine, International Center, Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship through Gatton Business College

Official program booklet | Official abstract booklet

SOPS leaders at the 2019 symposium (left to right): James Castle, Lindsey Hammerslag, Cynthia Fuhrmann (keynote speaker), Ankita Punetha, Morris Grubbs, Joseph Lutz

2019 Symposium STD


2018 SOPS Research Symposium

Sponsored by the UK Office of the Vice President of Research, UK Student Government Association, UK Graduate School, UK International Center, and the UK College of Medicine

Official program booklet | Official abstract booklet



2018 Planning Committee


Planning committee, left to right: Ellen Crocker, Stephanie Davis, Cata Velez Ortega, Emily Hankosky, Lindsey Hammerslag. Not pictured: Nanda Kumar, Marina Fosso, Jeremy Van Cleve

2018 SOPS Research Symposium Highlights

Poster Award Recipients (J1/F1):

J1/F1 Poster Awardees

First Place: Nader El Seblani (left), Second Place: Namal Wanninayake (middle), Third Place: Yatta Boakari (right)

Poster Award Recipients:

Poster Award Winners

First Place: Naser Jafari (middle), Second Place: Erin Jackson (left), Third Place: Cagney Coomer (right)

Oral Presentation Award Winners:

Oral Award Winners

First Place: Megan Johnstone, First Place (J1/F1): Naser Pourakbar Sharifi

An overview of the 2017 SOPS Research Symposium can be found here.