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WCER’s Gutiérrez to present at new UW-Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium

September 19, 2016

The work of José Francisco Gutiérrez of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) will be showcased at the inaugural UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

UW-Madison has more than 750 postdoctoral researchers working across campus. The symposium, which runs from 1 to 4:15 p.m., will showcase research from four outstanding postdocs and feature keynote speaker B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, a UW-Madison professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and founder of Stratatech Corp.

Gutiérrez’s research with WCER, which is housed within UW-Madison’s School of Education, focuses on classroom power dynamics and mathematical learning. He will present on his work from 1:40 to 2:10 p.m.

The three other postdoc speakers include:

• Katie Brenner, biochemistry, co-founder of the fertility testing company bluDiagnostics.

• Emma Mohr, an infectious disease fellow in pediatrics, who models Zika virus infection.

• Richard Barker, who works on microgravity and plants in the botany department.

Admission to the symposium is free but advance registration is requested. The symposium is organized by the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association and sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, and the Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs.

The event will be held in the Biotech Center auditorium, Room 1111 Genetics-Biotech. A reception will follow in the atrium.