Alumna to Speak at Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Palm Beach Atlantic University alumna Dr. Terri Bowers Hunter will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, during the 2012-13 Interdisciplinary Research Conference in the Warren Library.

Dr. Terri Bowers Hunter
Dr. Terri Bowers Hunter

A 1994 graduate of PBA’s School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Hunter is now licensing manager for the Division of Patents and Licensing at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hunter is responsible for managing life science technologies from initial disclosure through licensing and the maintenance of the license.

Prior to joining the Division of Patents and Licensing, Dr. Hunter worked as a research scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. At Moffitt Dr. Hunter performed translational research focused on cancer vaccines and combination therapies for cancer. She has also served as a DNA analyst/expert witness for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Her post-doctoral training took place at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., from 1998-2000. She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in medical sciences from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

The Interdisciplinary Research Conference is co-sponsored by the Faculty Research Council and Alumni Relations. Each day from noon to 4 p.m., students and faculty will present findings from their recent research. These will include recipients of PBA Quality Initiative grants, as well as outside foundations and other grants. These presentations will be separated into two tracks and held in Warren Library CTE 208 and Warren Library Hanley Classroom.

Student and faculty posters showing their research will be displayed in the Warren Library Rotunda during the conference. More than 250 faculty and students attended the inaugural Interdisciplinary Research conference in 2012.

PBA faculty, students, and teams of faculty and students in all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for the conference. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 1. For more information, visit