Scientific Retreats

The 9th Annual Scientific Retreat
Hosted by UAB, Department of Genetics in conjunction with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Friday, November 7, 2014
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Keynote Presentation by
Mary V. Relling , PharmD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital
Department of Genetics

Academic Year 2010-2011

Academic Year 2008-2009

Academic Year 2007-2008

This year, IGGP students attended the two-day Department of Genetics retreat at the Alabama 4-H Center. The rich scientific program of the first day was followed by a day of fun in the sun, playing and building friendships on the low-rope course at 4-H.

HartmanTalk2007McKinneyTalk2007The first half of the scientific program was dedicated to systems biology and bioinformatics. At left is John Hartman, M.D., and at right is Brett McKinney, Ph.D., both from the Department of Genetics, UAB, giving their lectures.

WilliamsTalk2007MessiaenTalk2007The keynote address was given by Robert Williams, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee Health Science Center). In the left panel, Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D., Department of Genetics, introduces Dr. Williams. The title of his talk was "Systems Genetics: Moving toward a new paradigm in integrative and translational research." In the right panel, Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D. (Department of Genetics, UAB), gives her lecture.

IGGP students presented their studies in posters (left panel, Jingyu Guo, 2nd-year graduate student) and in short podium presentations (right panel, Tyesha Farmer, 5th-year graduate student).

On the second day, after a continental breakfast in the lodge dining room facing the beautiful lake, students and faculty participated in a fun-filled team-building activity on the low ropes course.

Academic Year 2006-2007


Faculty at the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006


Graduate Students at the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006

Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Genetics, and Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D., organizer of the retreat, open the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006


Alan Guttmacher, M.D., deputy director, NHGRI, gives the keynote address at the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006

Our graduate students, Kristina Griffin (2nd-year graduate student) and Tyesha Farmer (4th-year graduate student) present their posters at the Genetic Scientific Retreat 2006

Our graduate students, Becky Smith (left, 4th-year graduate student) and Jennifer Guimbellot (right, 4th-year graduate student), in lively discussions by their posters at the Genetic Scientific Retreat 2006

Faculty members Dan Bullard, Ph.D., and Jan Dumanski, Ph.D., present their work at the Genetic Scientific Retreat 2006

Feeding the body—not just the mind—at the Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006

Academic Year 2003-2004


Faculty at the Strategic Planning Retreat 2003 at Carraway Center