ABRCMS ePoster Spring Symposium

Important Deadlines

  • Volunteer Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2024
    (2:59 am ET on March 21, 2024)
  • Abstract Notification: April 3, 2024
  • Accepted ePoster Upload Deadline: April 17, 2024
  • ABRCMS ePoster Spring Symposium: 
    April 25, 2024 | 4:00-8:00 p.m. ET

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The ABRCMS ePoster Spring Symposium for Emerging Scientists is a unique opportunity for high school, community college, and first-year undergraduate students to build their scientific presentation skills and receive feedback from science mentors. This one-day virtual Symposium allows student scientists to join the ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists) community by presenting research in one of the 12 ABRCMS scientific disciplines.

Submitted abstracts are reviewed. Those accepted to the Symposium may be selected to give an oral presentation or participate in the live ePoster sessions where they will interact with attendees and mentor judges.

Judges will provide constructive feedback to students and score based on a rubric. At the end of the Symposium there will be an Awards Ceremony announcing the winners of the ePoster presentation awards.

This Symposium is free and open to all who would like to attend. 

View the 2024 Program Oral Presentation Awardees Outstanding ePoster Awardees


ePoster Speakers

Ben Garcia Circle  Briana Simms Circle 

Benjamin Garcia, PhD
Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Briana L. Simms, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati 

Research Keynote
“Quantitative proteomics for understanding epigenetic mechanisms in human disease”

 Career Talk
“Following the Unbeaten Path: My Journey into Academia”                  
Benjamin A. Garcia is the Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The Garcia lab has been developing and applying novel proteomic approaches and bioinformatics for interrogating protein modifications, especially those involved in epigenetic mechanisms such as histones during human disease, publishing over 400 publications.  He is presently an Associate Editor of the Analytical Chemistry, and Mass Spectrometry Reviews journals and serves on several editorial boards. Ben has been recognized with many honors and awards including the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Research Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Simms, an HBCU alumna, synthetic polymer chemist, and entrepreneur is currently an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on the design and development of functional biomaterials that address public health challenges. Her ultimate goal is to move biomaterials from the benchtop and into the communities that need them most, all while empowering the next generation of STEM scholars.

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