Dr. Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium

Dr. Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium

Dr. Melissa DavisDr. Melissa B. Davis

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium is an annual event showcasing research led by MSM residents, medical and graduate students, undergraduate students in the Atlanta University Center, as well as colleges and universities across the state of Georgia. Each year, a keynote address is presented by world-renowned researchers and other leaders in science.

The 34th annual Curtis L. Parker Symposium will be held on February 9, 2022 and this year keynote speaker will be, Dr. Melissa B. Davis. Dr. Davis is the Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Surgery, Scientific Director of the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medical College and co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. She is a classically trained molecular geneticist with expertise in genomics and systems biology. She uses this skillset to unravel the multifocal contributions to cancer risk, disparities in clinical oncology outcomes and link this information back to genetic ancestry, particularly Sub-Saharan West African Ancestry.