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Discovery Day Schedule of Events

Discovery Day 2024
Thursday, November 7

Discovery Day is a daylong event highlighting research by students, residents and fellows at Drexel University College of Medicine. Poster setup takes place in the morning, with judging lasting throughout the morning. A keynote speaker presents a lecture in the early afternoon, followed by platform presentations and awards presentation.

The 2024 schedule will be posted soon.

Discovery Day 2023 Schedule*




8 to 9 a.m.

Breakfast and check-in for presenters, judges and attendees.


8:45 a.m.

All posters must be set-up by 8:45 a.m.

Terrace Ballroom Lobby

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Poster Judging – Session 1

Terrace Ballroom IV

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Poster Judging – Session 2

Terrace Ballroom IV

12 to 1 p.m.


Terrace Ballroom II

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Welcome and Stephenson Lecture Keynote Address by Michael A. Yassa, PhD

Terrace Ballroom III

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Platform Presentations – 1-4

  • Local and Systemic T Cell Dysfunction in the Tibia Fracture Model of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Jason Wickman, Pharmacology & Physiology
  • Tailoring Epidural Stimulation for the Management of Spasticity Following Spinal Cord Injury in Rodents – Jeremy Weinberger, Neuroscience
  • Leveraging Machine Learning to Identify Protein-Protein Interactions – Victoria Mischley, Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics - MD/PhD
  • Antigen-specific IgM glycans promote severe COVID-19 infection – Benjamin Haslund-Gourley, Microbiology & Immunology - MD/PhD

Terrace Ballroom III

3:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Terrace Ballroom Lobby

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Platform Presentations – 5-8

  • Factors in the effects on ethanol drinking of kappa-opioid receptor activity and input from the ventral tegmental area in the nucleus accumbens shell – Breanne Pirino, Neuroscience
  • Exploiting Ferroptosis in mutant BAP1 Uveal Melanoma Liver Metastases – Camille Cunanan, Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Driving Macrophage Infiltration via Intraganglionic CCL2 Injections Alters SCI-Induced Pain and Depressive-like Behavior in LysM-eGFP Mice – Jonathan Richards, Neuroscience
  • LPS:EB Stimulation Impairs β-CoV Replication in Microglia via Induction of IFN-β and Upregulation dsRNA Sensors – Elijah Davis, Microbiology & Immunology

Terrace Ballroom III

5 to 7 p.m.

Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Terrace Ballroom II

*Subject to change.

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