Cancer Center

The Spotlight on Junior Investigators is an annual symposium highlighting the work of junior investigators (students, postdocs, research staff and residents/fellows) in cancer research. Through this event, junior investigators meet experienced investigators, learn about potential research opportunities early in their career, and gain valuable career insights through presentations and networking.

Each year, eight junior investigators are selected as symposium presenters with others offering poster presentations. Criteria used to judge the applications include scientific innovation, significance, and ultimate potential for clinical impact.

The 2020 event, originally scheduled for May 28, has been postponed in response to the continuing global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Abstracts already submitted will be held and considered for the rescheduled event; scholars will not need to re-submit. A new deadline for abstracts will be published along with the new event date. Watch this webpage for details on the rescheduled event.