Metroplex Day

March 4, 2011
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Pickens Biomedical Building and Conference Center NG3.112

Research opportunities spanning UT Arlington, UT Dallas and
UT Southwestern will be highlighted at the sixth annual Metroplex Day. The goal of this one-day event is to present science conducted at the three UT institutions in North Texas and to encourage collaborations.

This year the meeting will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 8:00-4:30 PM at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The event is open to all faculty, post doctoral fellows, students, scientific staff, and trainees at the sponsoring schools.

Nobel Laureate Alfred Gilman, M.D., Ph.D., will speak at 2pm about his experiences as the scientific director of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
The title of his lecture is: “CPRIT: Opportunities and Lessons.” 

Faculty members and selected graduate students representing each school also will be speaking and presenting their winning posters.  An award presentation for all poster winners will conclude the event.

Faculty speakers are as follows:

Wei Chen, Ph. D from UTA

Nanoparticle Self-lighting Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Leonidas Bleris, Assistant Prof. from UTD, Bioengineering,
Engineering RNAi-based Mammalian Gene Networks
Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Ph.D. from UTSWMC
Multidisciplinary Investigation in Malignant Brain Tumor Biology: “The Whole is Much Greater Than the Sum of the Parts”
Dennis Stone, M.D., Professor and Vice President for Technology Development from the UTSWMC BioCenter
Technology Development at UTSW

Prizes for Posters and Abstracts

  1. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel from the three sponsoring universities. Three graduate student speakers will be chosen to present a 12-minute talk on their work.  Each speaker will receive a $300 prize.
  2. All posters will be reviewed.  Three poster winners will be selected and each will receive a $100 prize.  Posters must be put up in the viewing area by 9:00 AM on March 4.  Posters sizes should not exceed 4' x 4'. 

Submission Categories

Please select from one of the following categories:

  • Neuroscience
  • Bioengineering
  • Imaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Genetics
  • Translational Medicine
  • Biobehavioral

Deadlines for Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract and speaking: To be considered for a speaking award, registration and the abstract must be submitted by February 8, 2011.

Poster presentation: To be considered for a poster award, registration and the abstract must be submitted by February 11, 2011.

Attending: Registration by February 11, 2011 is required for attendees to receive lunch.

Contact Information

To register and/or submit your Research Abstract/Posters, go to the registration page:

Event Registration

We encourage your participation in this exciting event!