Welcome letter from the Dean

David Ann of City of Hope
This year’s student organized symposium marks the sixth Biomedical Research Graduate Student Symposium of continuous collaboration within the science community, brought to you by our Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences students. They have done an amazing job featuring both invited speakers and graduate students to present their work. The students intend for their symposium to provide educational networking opportunities for our students and other attendees. This year’s symposium will feature presentations highlighting various career tracks for Ph.D. students and science communication, in addition to a keynote address by Maike Sander, M.D., from UCSD.
I would like to thank the graduate student committee for all your hard work to make this year’s symposium extra special given the situation. HI hope that we can all meet again face to face to celebrate the seventh Biomedical Research Graduate Student Symposium. 
Stay safe and healthy.
David Ann, Ph.D.
Dean, Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences