Research Day

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Join us Thurs., Feb. 18 in the Cancer/Genetics Research Complex for the ninth annual EPI Research Day!

Research Day is an event where EPI members and collaborators showcase their wide range of pathogen-related research. Research Day includes breakfast, a poster session, lunch and keynote speeches by two leaders in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease.




Keynote Speakers:

Adel A. F. Mahmoud, M.D., Ph.D.
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public Health and International Affairs, and the Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Recently retired President of Merck Vaccines


Ilaria Capua, D.V.M., Ph.D.,
Incoming Director of the Center of Excellence in One Health Research and Professor of Animal Sciences, IFAS

Former Director of the Division of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Venezie/National OIE/FAO Reference

Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (Padova, Italy)



Research Day Schedule:
 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.           Registration, Breakfast and Poster Setup – CGRC 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.            Poster Sessions
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch
  1 p.m.  – 3:15 p.m.      Keynote Speeches- CGRC Auditorium 101
                3:30 p.m.      Poster Removal

EPI Research DayTransportation and Parking

There is no parking at EPI, but several garages are nearby and RTS buses service the institute.
Parking garages can be found near EPI on Gale Lemerand Drive. Please refer to the campus parking map,, to find exact locations and decal requirements.
RTS Bus Routes
Bus numbers 9 and 117 stop at the Cancer and Genetics Research Complex.
To find a route that best serves you visit and use the RTS Trip Planner. Enter “2033 Mowry Road” as your ending point and a route will be planned for you.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Please note:

  • Abstract edits will not be possible after the abstract form has been submitted.
  • Email confirmation will be sent once the online submission form has been submitted.
  • One abstract for each submission is required. The abstracts will be printed in the Research Day Book of Abstracts.
  • Abstracts are limited to 400 words. The word limit applies to the online abstract submissions. Posters do not have a word count maximum.
  • Individuals/groups may submit more than one abstract.
  • Poster presentations may include new data or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.
About posters:
  • Poster boards are 4 feet high and 5 feet wide. An example can be seen here.
  • As a suggestion, font size should be no less than 14-pt for paragraph text and 18-pt for sub-titles. Thirty-six point text or larger is ideal for the poster title. Sans serif fonts are best for paragraph body texts. It is ideal to make posters readable from a distance.
  • Examples of poster layouts can be found here.