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Molecular Oncology members at the annual department retreat

The Molecular Oncology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center held its annual Scientific Retreat on February 21, 2020, at ZooTampa. The Retreat Organizing Committee thanks all of the faculty who helped us prepare for this experience, and especially Kristen Gilpin, for making the day a success. Topping off the high-quality science discussed throughout the day, several speakers and poster presenters received awards for their presentations.

Highlights & Awards:

The Science

  • 75 cancer science enthusiasts
  • 29 excellent abstracts from all levels of trainees in the department and from invited members from other departments
  • 4 faculty-selected oral presentations
  • 25 poster presentations across two sessions

Congratulations to all our oral and poster awardees!

2020 retreat speakers

2020 retreat speakers. From left, Fan He, Graduate Student, Chen Lab; Garima Pandey, PhD, Postdoc, Reuther Lab; Kara Snyder, Graduate Student, Le-Lau Lab; and Aziz Aiderus, PhD, Postdoc, M. Mann Lab.

2020 poster presentation winners at the retreat

2020 poster presentation winners. From left, Olga Vera Puente, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, Karreth Lab; Julia Billington, Graduate Student, K. Mann Lab; Nicolas Prieto, Research Associate, DeNicola Lab; and Marco Napoli, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, Flores Lab.

The Fun

  • Amazing creature encounters lead by zoo staff
  • Trivia - how well do you know the MO faculty?
  • Full bellies with great food and drink
  • Full minds invigorated by science and new ideas

Molecular Oncology members at the Lowry Zoo retreat

The 2020 Annual Departmental Retreat was presented by Molecular Oncology Chair Elsa Flores, PhD, and faculty co-organizers Florian Karreth, PhD and Jennifer Binning, PhD and admin support from Kristen Gilpin. We thank all of our trainees, administrative assistants, faculty and ZooTampa staff for making this a special event a success!