URSI Symposium


Wednesday, September 29, 2021


3:00 pm


College Center Villard Room

URSI Symposium
September 29, 2021
3:00 PM Villard Room, Main Building and on Zoom

Every summer Vassar's Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) engages students in the process of scientific discovery through an intensive ten-week collaborative research program with faculty. This year nearly 100 Vassar students and faculty participated in URSI, some remotely and some on-campus, and in so doing created a community of scientific scholars. The summer's results will be presented at the 36th Annual URSI Symposium in a series of student talks and posters. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our talented students and faculty. Off-campus attendees should plan on attending via Zoom.

This year, our keynote speaker is Mark Daly. Dr. Daly is the founding Chief of the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland at the University of Helsinki. Dr. Daly’s research is on the development and application of statistical methods for the discovery and interpretation of genetic variation responsible for complex human disease. In 2020, he led the development of the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative (https://www.covid19hg.org) which brings together the human genetics research community to generate, share, and analyze data to define the genetic determinants of COVID-19 susceptibility, severity, and outcomes.

Susie Painter

Biology Department