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The All School Research Consortium was started in 2006 as an event to showcase student research across the university community.  From its modest beginnings with just 29 participants from 4 colleges, the event has grown to highlight the work of trainees from all six RFUMS colleges, postgraduates, and research interns. At its largest, the event boasted 160 registered participants.  Below is a listing of past Keynote Speakers.

  • 2023 - Kelly G. Lambert, PhD - MacEldin Trawick Chair and Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Richmond, VA
    Presentation: "Brains Gone Wild: Neuroethological and Mental Health Perspectives from Bush-to-Bench-to-Bedside"
  • 2022 - Allison Arwady, MD, MPH - Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
    Presentation: "Data to Action: The critical role of cross-disciplinary research and building trust in the time of COVID"
  • 2021 - No Keynote Speaker
  • 2020 - Canceled due to Covid-19
  • 2019 - Karin Schon, PhD - Boston University School of Medicine
    Presentation: "Fitness and Exercise as Modulators of the Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System."
  • 2018 - Stefano Guandalini, MD - University of Chicago
    Presentation: "Is Gluten-free diet: who really needs it? - A critical reappraisal."
  • 2017 - Kerry Ressler, PhD - McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    Presentation: "Is Fear in Your Genes? Understanding the Amygdala, Threat and PTSD from Mice to Men."
  • 2016 - Jeffrey J. Bazarian, MD, MPH, FACP - University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Presentation: "Bedside to Bench: How Clinical Concussion Care Can Inform Meaningful Research"
  • 2015 - Jeffrey I. Cohen, MD - Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Chief, Medical Virology Section, LID, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Presentation: "Epstein-Barr Virus: Learning from Nature’s Mistakes"
  • 2014 - Alyssa Hasty, PhD - Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Presentation: "Exciting Discoveries Await at the Intersection of Immunology and Metabolism"
  • 2013 - John A Kessler, MD - Professor of Stem Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
    Presentation: "Regenerative Neurology: Gene Therapy, Stem Cells and Nanotechnology"
  • 2012 - Robert Lamb, PhD ScD - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, John Evans Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University
    Presentation: "Paramyxovirus Entry into Cells: a Biological Machine at Work"
  • 2011 - Beverly L. Davidson PhD - Roy J. Carver Professor in Internal Medicine Professor in Neurology, and Physiology & Biophysics, Director of the Gene Transfer Vector Core Associate Director of The Iowa Center for Gene Therapy, Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    Presentation: "Emerging Therapies for Neurodegeneratve Diseases"
  • 2010 - Jeffrey P. Sutton MD, PhD - Director of National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Houston, TX
    Presentation: "Space Biomedical Research and Discovery"
  • 2009 - Thomas Ried MD - Chief, Cancer Genomics Section National Cancer Institute
    Presentation: "Causes and Consequences of Chromosome Aberrations in Cancer Cells"
  • 2008 - William Greenough, PhD - Professor, Psychology, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Presentation: "From Synaptic Protein Synthesis to Fragile X Syndrome: Moving Towards Translational Research"
  • 2007 - Marc Garfinkel, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Islet Transplantation Program, University of Chicago
    Presentation: "Islet Transplantation: Laboratory and Clinical Features"
  • 2006 - Elliott J. Mufson, PhD - Professor, Neurological Sciences, Alla V. & Solomon Jesmer Chair in Aging Division of Neuroscience at Rush University
    Presentation: "Cholinotrophic Impairment During the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease: Looking Back to See the Future"