The purpose of the Student Research Symposium (SRS) is to showcase both undergraduate and graduate science research in a relaxed, interdisciplinary setting. Any science student involved in research is encouraged to give a presentation at this event.

Welcome video for SRS 2022:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elisa Marroquin 2023

Title: The Gut Microbiota and Weight Loss

About The Speaker

Elisa is an assistant professor in the TCU Department of Nutritional Sciences. She completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Texas and obtained her Ph.D. and M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Baylor University thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship. She has been a speaker for the World Obesity Federation, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Texas American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and the Mexican Society of Obesity, among others. In July 2022, Elisa was awarded an NIH grant as a Co-PI with UT-Southwestern and UT-Health researchers to study the blood and gut microbiotas in patients with bariatric surgeries. Elisa’s main research interests include obesity and its relationship with dietetic, exercise, pharmacological, and surgical interventions. More recently she has gained a deep interest in the relationship between obesity and the Gut Microbiota. At TCU she teaches Gut Microbiota and Health, Nutrigenomics, Research Methods, and Culinary Medicine.


Participation in the Symposium offers students practical experience in giving presentations in a professional but relaxed setting. It is also a fun social event where students can learn about research in other departments in the College.


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