Research Conference

The Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School invite graduate students from the University of Louisville along with graduate students from regional universities to share their research at the annual Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC). Now in its 17th year, the GSRRC offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with the University of Louisville community through oral talks and poster presentations, while gaining valuable experience in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. It also highlights the diversity of research on campus and across the region, and allows students to engage in meaningful networking opportunities.

2024 GSC Research Conference: March 27th: Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, March 28th: Swains Student Activities Center & George J. Howe Red Barn   


2024 17th Annual GSC Regional Research Conference Winners! 

1st place Oral Presenter: Sophia Anner on: "“Revisiting Courtship in a Fruit-Infesting Fly” 

2nd Place Oral Presenter: Thomas Brown on: "“Nogo Receptor Knockout Extends Critical Period Plasticity and Visual Circuit Reorganization” 

3rd Place Oral Presenter: Lucy Sloan on: "“Effects of alcohol on Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis in 3xTg-AD mice”

Best Poster Presentation:

Zane Ronau on “Conversion of Greenhouse Gasses to Produce Value-Added Solid Carbons Using Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition and Fluidized Catalysts” 


Amandeep Kaur on “Investigating the role of electrolyte cations on CO intermediate formation in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction”

Conference Registration

There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference.  All aspects of the conference are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required as access will be granted through your email address should we go remote. We ask that you please use the email address associated with your university if possible. 

Register for the 2024 conference here!

Call for Abstracts

We welcome all types of research methods, including but not limited to observational studies, experimental studies, case studies, and literature reviews. The recommended length for abstracts is 300 words. All graduate students are invited to present their research via an oral talk and/or poster presentation. Oral talks are expected to be 8-10 minutes in length. More specific requirements and recommendations for oral and poster presentations will be provided to presenters soon. The deadline to submit your abstract is Friday, February 9th, 2024.

The Abstract Submission Period has offically ENDED. Abstract Decisions will be released the week of March 4th.


Abstract Submission for UofL members can be placed here

Abstract Submission for Non-Affiliated UofL members can be placed here

Call for Judges

The success of the Graduate Student Research Conference is due in large part to the many judges that provide feedback to the student presenters throughout the conference. In addition to student feedback, the scores are used to disperse several presentation awards.

Faculty, staff, and pos-docs can use the following form to indicate your interest and availability during the conference. We will contact you to notify you of being selected or not, and provide more extensive details of what all will be required of you. 

Sign up to be a judge here!

Call for Volunteers

Without our volunteers our conference would not be able to happen. From set-up to clean-up and everything in between, we could use your help. Sign up for one hour or for four, for one day or both days - any help would be greatly appreciated!

Sign up to be a volunteer here!


2024 Keynote Speakers



2023 Poster Competition Winners

First Place:  Rameesa Darul Amne Syed Mohammed, University of Louisville.
Poster Title: Exploring Interdomain Interactions Mediated by the Factor XIII Activation Peptide

Second Place: Darby Simon, University of Louisville.
Poster Title: Positive Affect and Social Support Satisfaction Among Newly Admitted Long-Term Care Residents  

Third Place: Emily Prantzalos, University of Kentucky.
Poster Title: Effects of Aripiprazole on Nicotine Withdrawal-Like Behaviors and Murine Neuregulin 3-ErbB4 Signalin

Frequently Asked Questions 

Who can present at this conference?               

This conference is open to all graduate students from the University of Louisville.  In addition, we invite all graduate students from all regional universities to present and attend, including but not limited to Bellarmine University, Eastern Kentucky University, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and more.  Herein, graduate student refers to those seeking a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Who can attend this conference?

We encourage graduate students, faculty (especially mentors of presenters), and staff to attend to support their fellow graduate students.  We invite undergraduate students to come and learn about graduate school research.

Is there a fee to present, attend, or register for the conference?

There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference.  All aspects of the conference are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required.  The Graduate Student Council (GSC) ensures that all conference expenses are covered through our annual budget so that students can attend and present at a conference without the burden of registration fees.

Do we provide the printing services for the poster session? 

No, we do not provide any printing services for posters.

Can I present both an oral talk and a poster presentation?

Absolutely!  You can present your work in both forms.  The more, the merrier.

What sessions are judged and awarded prizes?

The oral & poster sessions are judged by faculty and the top poster and presentation from each session is awarded a prize during the awards ceremony.  

What are the prizes?

Featured prizes will be announced soon!

Is transportation provided between Belknap and HSC campuses?

The Belknap-HSC Shuttle: TARC Route 28 provides frequent shuttle service between UofL's two main campuses with just 15 minutes between buses (M-F 5am-11pm; running every 30-minutes on Saturdays and every 60-minutes on Sundays and Holidays). Anyone can ride the TARC and anyone with a UofL student or employee ID can ride for free.



Please email Alexandria Underwood, GSC President, with any questions.