2019 Stupka Symposium

April 4, 2019

The 14th Annual Stupka Symposium is entirely organized and run by the undergraduate students in the Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology areas of study. This event was the inspiration of Robert John Stupka III, an undergraduate student majoring in biochemistry at Iowa State University. Rob believed in the power of research allowing extraordinary to be possible and strived to connect students and faculty for the purpose of scientific investigation.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Craig Pikaard

University of Indiana

Dr. Joan Steitz

Yale University


Matt Mead, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University

Schedule overview:

Schedule will be announced soon.


Registration & Poster Submission

Registration will open soon!


Details coming soon!

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Details on volunteering for the 2019 Symposium are coming soon!

Committee Chairs & Coordinators

Symposium Chairs: Alyssa Lantz, Emily Knuth
Secretary: Spydel Nardy
Treasurer: Laura Kurr

Sub-Committee Coordinators:

Speaker: Emily Juhl, Makayla Villela
Alumni: Samuel Tufts
Publicity: Jackie Ehrlich, Bailey Mooney
Media: Sarah Zelle
Registration: Natalie McClure
Operations: Immaculate Edwin
Sponsorship: Grace Trembath
Fundraising: Kayla Uthe, Ana Dispirito
Poster: Maddie Farringer
T-shirt: Olivia Gray, Isaac Stine
Food: Jacob Schmieder
Volunteer: Jurnie Hinde, Rick Weerts

Advisers: Desi Gunning, Gustavo MacIntosh