Zachary Greenberg, a third-year graduate student in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutics, has been elected graduate co-chair for the 2024 Gordon Research Seminar on Extracellular Vesicles. He will be responsible for developing the program, securing funding and planning the next Gordon Research Seminar for graduate students in July 2024.
The conference’s previous chairs nominated Greenberg for the position. He recently presented research about using machine learning to overcome extracellular vesicle clinical translational challenges and its benefits to the field of extracellular vesicle research at a Gordon Research Seminar. He hopes to increase the prevalence of machine learning utilization, for extracellular vesicle clinical translation, in the field and sees opportunities to build awareness at the next conference.
“My role will entail programming a two-to-three-day event full of scientific seminars across many diverse research topics related to extracellular vesicles,” Greenberg said. “This will include programming keynote speakers on each day to represent the field’s frontier, while also planning sessions to include cutting-edge research and training around extracellular vesicles.”
Vidyanand (Anand) Sasidharan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, will co-chair the event with Greenberg. In the coming months, the pair will work with the main session chairs to secure NIH funding for the event.
Greenberg is mentored by Mei He, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutics in the UF College of Pharmacy.