department of pharmacology

Retreat Information 2018

September 28th - September 29th

What is the Retreat?

Each year, students and faculty gather for two days of presentations by students—both talks and posters. The two-day retreat provides you the opportunity to showcase your research and learn about scientific endeavors and accomplishments within the department. You will also have the chance to initiate collaborations and get to know your colleagues better! 


  • All Pharmacology graduate students (with the exception of first year students) and postdoctoral fellows are required to submit abstracts as part of their training experience. 
  • Abstracts will be assigned to either an oral or poster presentation session at the discretion of the retreat organizers.
  • Other individuals that desire to submit an abstract for consideration are encouraged to do so, however, preference will be given to Pharmacology students and postdocs for oral presentations.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017. Late submissions cannot be accepted. If abstract is not formatted per the below guidelines, it will be returned for correction.

Document Specifications:

  • Microsoft Word Document
  • 1 inch margins
  • Calibri Font, 10 pt.
  • Maximum 2000 characters and spaces
  • Name your file:  Lastname.Firstname.Abstract2017
  • Email to:


  • Presenter: Student Name, Graduate Student,  (Liu Lab)
  • Track: Cancer Therapeutics
  • Title: Understanding the role of miR-206 and ITGA2 in breast cancer
    MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNA sequences that that can modify genes in post transcriptional manner and are often de-regulated


All attendees must register individually at the link below: Online Registration will be open until August 11, 2016.
Cost: $75.00 per attendee / Charge will be applied to the Lab Speedtype indicated by Faculty. Cancellations after September 6th are subject to a $200.00 fee.

Online Registration - OPEN

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