Student Research Investigates Molecular Pathways in Living Organisms

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will host the 26th Annual Student Research Week March 5-7.

Along with distinguished seminar presentations, students from different disciplines will participate in a poster competition. Students will present research projects to faculty and peers. Students then will present research posters to the community from 5 to 6 p.m. March 5 and 6 at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St. first floor lobby.

“Student Research Week provides our colleagues at TTUHSC and the community a glimpse into the quality of TTUHSC student researchers,” said Brandt Schneider, Ph.D., dean of the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Every year Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students organize Student Research Week to showcase the next generation of biomedical researchers and their work and invite distinguished national and international speakers to present discoveries on a specific theme as chosen by students. The theme for this year’s Student Research Week is Molecular Imaging: Advancing Diagnostics.

“Our theme this year highlights the progress in field of imaging,” said Nirupama Nishtala, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student and event vice director of judging. “Molecular imaging helps to better understand the biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels in humans and other living systems.”

Keynote speakers are Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2008 and professor of biological sciences at Columbia University; and Lee Josephson, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, and associate professor, Center for Molecular Imaging Research, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Chalfie will present, “GFP: Lighting up Life.” Josephson will present, “PEG-like Nanoprobes For Passive & Active Molecular Targeting.”

For more information about Student Research Week, email Nishtala at or Director Swapneeta Date, at

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