SMPH Collaborate

A new event series for investigators, researchers, and learners

Friday, April 22, 3-5 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center Room 1306

All individuals from across campus involved in research — including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and faculty — are invited to attend SMPH Collaborate, a new event series from the Office of Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies.

SMPH Collaborate fosters connections among investigators, researchers, and learners through the sharing of research discoveries and building of community. Events, typically held three times per academic year, include two components.  The first hour features researchers at various career stages — graduate students, postdocs, research staff, junior faculty, and senior faculty — presenting novel research and innovative technologies. A social hour offers time for discussion to promote collaboration.

Registration is strongly encouraged 


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We are excited to welcome our investigators, researchers, and learners to share their latest discoveries, learn from one another, and spark collaboration and ground-breaking innovations

Anjon Audhya, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology, and Graduate Studies


Kahlilia Morris-Blanco, PhD, Assistant Scientist, Department of Neurological Surgery
The Role of Epigenetic Mechanisms in Preventing Brain Damage After Stroke

Jason Vevea, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience
HaloTag – Not just for fluorescence. Novel azetidine conjugated functional groups as research tools

Anita Bhattacharyya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Modeling brain development in neurodevelopmental disorders with human iPSC

Angela Gibson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
It takes a village to heal a wound: Teamwork and collaboration in the care of burn patients

More about SMPH Collaborate

Event program

  • 3 p.m. — Event begins with welcome from Dean Golden, followed by presentations
  • 4 p.m. — Social time with food and drink begins
  • 5 p.m. — All are welcome to stay longer to continue discussions

Mark your calendar for future SMPH Collaborate events

  • Fall 2022: September 30
  • Winter 2023: February 24
  • Spring 2023: April 28

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Want to nominate a great presenter to speak at SMPH Collaborate?

Submit the name of a graduate student, postdoc, research staff, junior faculty, or senior faculty engaged in novel research and innovative technologies using the form below.

SMPH Collaborate Presenter Suggestion Form



Questions about this event? Contact SMPH Signature Events at

Accessibility statement: 
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to accessibility. If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event, please contact the SMPH signature events team at We ask that accommodation requests be made no less than two weeks before an event. We will make a thorough attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

COVID-19 health guidelines

UW–Madison continues to monitor and follow the latest public health guidance regarding COVID-19. To help ensure a safe event for all, we expect attendees to follow the campus guidelines below. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Masks are optional, but individuals may choose to wear a mask and are encouraged to do so if they prefer. In the School of Medicine and Public Health, we respect individuals’ personal choices about their health.
  • Vaccination and pre-event testing are encouraged but not required to attend.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill, develop symptoms, or have tested positive and are within the recommended isolation period.

For more information, see the campus COVID-19 Response.