Marshall School of Medicine biomedical science students to host conference in Charleston along with WVU, UK and Ohio University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Biomedical science students from Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in collaboration with students from West Virginia University, the University of Kentucky and Ohio University, will host the second annual Appalachian Regional Cell Conference (ARCC) in Charleston next week.

The conference is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at Charleston Area Medical Center, and is funded by a grant from the American Society for Cell Biology.

“The ARCC is unique because it is a student-driven research conference,” said M. Allison Wolf, one of the conference organizers and a doctoral student at Marshall.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of cell biology to network and share resources. It also provides a platform to showcase the emerging center of student research in Appalachia.”

In addition to Wolf, Marshall doctoral students Johannes Fahrmann and Miranda Carper were members of the conference’s organizing committee.

The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. John J. Kopchick, Distinguished Professor and Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar, Edison Biotechnology Institute & Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University.   

Registration is available at

For more information contact Wolf at 304-696-3576.

Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013