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WCBSURC 2025 will be on April 12, 2025 at CSU San Marcos (near San Diego)
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Save the Date!

April 12, 2025

San Marcos, California

47th Annual Conference Stats
Student Poster Presentations
Student Talks


Conference Information

Saturday, April 6, 2024



Online registration and abstract submission ended on March 31, 2024.

Registration on the day of the conference for attendees will begin at 8 AM at the registration desk just outside the north lobby of the SCDI building and stay open all day. It is $50 for students and $75 for faculty and others. We can only take cash or checks made out to Santa Clara University. By registering, you get a nametag, access to the morning Welcome and afternoon Keynote addresses, coffee hour, snacks and a boxed lunch.

Conference Program

The Digital Program has presenters' talk and poster times and locations. THERE WILL BE NO PRINTED PROGRAM. We strongly encourage attendees to use the GoogleDoc app on their devices to navigate the concurrent talk sessions and the poster sessions.

Talk Presentations

Talk presenters, please prepare your 10 min research talks in GoogleSlides. This is the only format we will be supporting at the meeting. More information to come about how talks will be shared ahead of time using a GoogleSlide link.

Invited Speakers

Plenary Speaker

Andrea Swei holds a chipmunk outdoors.

Dr. Andrea Swei

San Francisco State University

Applying lessons from community and microbial ecology to public health entomology


Welcome Speakers

William Eisinger

Dr. William Eisinger

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Santa Clara University & cofounder of WCBSURC nearly 50 years ago will be providing a brief, yet inspirational origin story for the conference.

Watch the video recording of Dr. Eisinger's welcome



Jason Buenrostro

Dr. Jason Buenrostro

Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard graduated from Santa Clara University in Biology in 2009. He was recently named a MacArthur Fellow (aka "MacArthur Genius Award") for his pioneering work in cancer genomics.

Watch the video recording of Dr. Boenrostro's welcome

Day of Conference

8:00-8:45 AM Check-in & poster setup (SCDI)
8:45-9:00 Dean Press Welcome (Mayer Theater)
9:00-9:30 Special Guest Appearances (Mayer Theater)
9:30-10:00 Coffee, Juice & Snacks (SCDI)
10:00-12:00 AM Concurrent Talks (SCDI)
12:00-2:00 PM Box Lunch (SCDI)
12:00-1:00 Poster Session #1 (even #s) (SCDI)
1:00-2:00 Poster Session #2 (odd #s) (SCDI)
2:00-4:00 PM Concurrent Talks (SCDI)
4:00-4:30 Coffee, Juice & Snacks (SCDI)
4:30-5:30 Keynote Address (Mayer Theater)
5:30-6:00 Awards (Mayer Theater)

The Registration desk will be located in the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI).

Conference Committee

Dr. Leilani Miller
Dr. Justen Whittall
Department of Biology Students & Faculty



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