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LKSOM Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Research Showcased During Dawn Marks Research Day

News June 19, 2019

For the past 18 years, PhD and MS students from the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine have shown off their research accomplishments at the annual Dawn Marks Research Day. This year's event, held on June 13 in Temple's Medical Education and Research Building, featured 36 student poster exhibits and nine oral presentations.

Following the presentations, Seonhee Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, was recognized with the Dawn Marks Memorial Award for her dedication to Temple’s graduate students.

The Research Day is held each year in honor of Dawn Marks, PhD, who was a full-time faculty member in Biochemistry for 31 years and served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Education from 1984 to 1998. She retired in 1999 and was a Professor Emeritus until her passing. During her tenure at Temple, Dr. Marks co-authored the still widely-used textbook, Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach. The Research Day is organized by the LKSOM Graduate Student Association, led by Brittany Bodnar and Bethany Terry.

Pictured are the first-, second-, and third-place winners of the posters and oral presentations. Front row (l to r): Emma Murray – 3rd place oral, Amanda Miller – 1st place poster years 1-3, Noelle Sterling – 3rd place poster years 1-3, and Amadedo Okyere – 2nd place poster years 1-3 ; Middle row (l to r) Ziran Zhao – 1st place poster years 4-6, Shadan Yarandi – 2nd place oral; and Back row (l to r) Holly Fowle – 2nd place poster years 4-6, Jonathan Lambert – 3rd place poster years 4-6, and Matthew Hoffman – 1st place oral.