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The program for the GRS was developed by co-chairs Drs. Xu Zhang (Weill Cornell Medical College) and Matthew Gould (University of Glasgow, Scotland). The GRS will include a keynote address by Dr. Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins University), who is an eminent scientist in the field of malaria transmission, as well as a panel discussion on the subject of career development. In addition, there will be 12 talks presented by student and postdoc attendees. The speakers will be selected by the co-chairs. The meeting will also include two poster sessions. Three faculty mentors have been invited to attend the meeting to provide different career perspective. These include Veronica Jimenez Ortiz (University of California at Fullerton), Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins University) and Lisa Purcell (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals). These individuals represent a wide range of parasites and also represent both industry and academia. The co-chairs of the GRC will also be in attendance to provide additional guidance to the students and postdocs.