Annual CMCT Symposium

CMCT logo on black background that reads, "CMCT - The University of Texas Center for Molecular Carcinogenesis & Toxicology"

The CMCT Symposium was held at the Thompson Conference Center at 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712 on Thursday, December 14, 2023.  Congratulations to our abstract winners! Thank you to all of our contributors and participants!

Student Category

  • 1st Place: Meghan Collins (Tiziani Lab)
  • 2nd Place: Rachel Clark (DiGiovanni Lab)
  • 3rd Place: Erika Carlson (Nixon Lab)

Postdocs Category

  • 1st Place: Emily Hilz (Gore Lab)

2023 CMCT Symposium

2023 Symposium Details


Keynote Speaker: Donna D. Zhang, Ph.D.
Musil Family Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery, University of Arizona

Research Talks with CMCT members: Sharon DeMorrow, Laura Fonken, Andrea Gore, and Som Mukhopadhyay

The agenda is available for viewing and downloading and will be updated as the event date approaches.

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Register here by December 1 to help assist us with an accurate headcount for lunch and the poster reception.


Abstracts Competition

Congratulations to the 2023 abstract winners (see above):

  • The poster abstract deadline was November 9. 
  • Cash prizes: 1st place = $200; 2nd place = $100; 3rd place = $50. 
  • Those who submitted an abstract in November will participate in the poster session on December 14, 2023 from 2:15-3:45 pm.

View Submitted Abstracts

Guidelines for Poster Submissions

The poster session and reception is from 2:15-3:45 pm.  All poster presenters will receive a gift for participation.

  • Poster stands are 8 feet wide (96 inches) and 4 feet tall (48 inches). We recommend printing a standard size. 
  • To present a poster at the symposium, you must submit your abstract by November 9.  Confirm with Michelle Lee that she received your abstract submission via email.
  • You must have your poster printed before the symposium. We will not be able to print your posters for you. We will provide you with tacks to mount your posters.
  • NOTE that the LRC no longer prints posters.

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2022 Winners, Abstracts, and Agenda

2022 Winners and Abstracts

Students Category

  • 1st Place (TIE): Rachel Chen and Kevin Sanchez (Fonken Lab)
  • 2nd Place: Alexandra D'Amico (Vasquez Lab)
  • 3rd Place (TIE): Zhao Chen (DiGiovanni Lab) and Ryan Thompson (Nixon Lab)

Postdocs Category

  • 1st Place: Natalie Nawarawong (Nixon Lab)
  • 2nd Place: Samantha Lauby (Champagne Lab)

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2022 Agenda

The 2022 agenda is available for viewing and downloading.

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2021 Winners and Posters

2021 Winners

Graduate Student Poster Competition Winners

  • 1st Place:  Megha Thakur
  • 2nd Place: Lexie D'Amico
  • 3rd Place: Van Huynh

Postdoc/Other Winner

  • 1st place: Laura Christensen

2021 Posters and Abstracts

We have provided access to a folder in UT Box that contains the 2021 submitted posters and abstracts.  Please click the button below to access the folder.

View 2021 Posters