Image of TiMe Symposium Participants.

The TiMe Cohort hosted the second-annual Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Day Symposium and Poster Session on April 13, 2018 at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. There were over seventy attendees from 14 departments across campus including guests from industry. The symposium explored different aspects of the tissue microenvironment through six faculty research talks: two by keynote speakers Drs. Steven Altschuler and Lani Wu from UCSF; three plenary talks by Illinois faculty: Drs. Erik Nelson, Stephen Boppart, and Jefferson Chan; and one by External Advisory Board Member Dr. Chandrajit Bajaj from UT Austin. Hailey Knox, Sisi He, Sushant Bangru, and Whitney Sinclair gave graduate student rapid talks to conclude the research portion of the symposium. The poster session and competition had an impressive twenty-four participants and Drs. Thomas Gaj and Shannon Sirk were tasked with selecting the top posters. The competition was so fierce that they were unable to choose only three winners, and so the day closed with four: Hailey Knox, Liqian Ma, Phuong Le, and Whitney Sinclair.

– Written by Paloma Pearson