96th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science

hosted virtually by York College of PennsylvaniaYcP logo

All events held virtually through Zoom (Download here).

Access to all sessions requires individuals to log into the website and have a completed meeting registration: Register here

PAS 2021 Abstract Listings Link (PAS Abstract numbers in parentheses)

Technical Assistance Information

While the Spychala awards for best poster and oral presentations will not be awarded this year,

the presentations will continue on so please join us in watching all of the wonderful poster and oral presentations.

Program co-Chairs: Rachael Zhu & Andre Walther

Friday, April 9

Time Event Location
5:00-7:00 PM PAS Board Meeting Through Zoom


Saturday, April 10

  Information and Zoom Access Links (Links added on day of meeting)
8:20–8:50 AM Annual Meeting Introduction and Welcome Access Zoom Link
9:00–10:45 AM Oral Presentations I: Microbiology

(Presenter check in 8:45 AM)

PAS Abstract Numbers:1-7

Oral Presentations I Page
9:00-10:15 AM Oral Presentations II: Vertebrate Ecology

(Presenter check in 8:45 AM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 8-12

Oral Presentations II Page
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Oral Presentations III: SARS-CoV-2

(Presenter check in 10:45 AM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 13-16

Oral Presentations III Page
10:30 AM–12:00 PM Poster Session I: Chemistry and Molecular Biology

(Presenter check in 10:15 AM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 17-36

Poster Presentations I Page
12:00-1:00 PM PAS Business Meeting/Lunch (Open to all members) Access Zoom Link
1:15–2:15 PM Oral Presentations IV:Neuroscience

(Presenter check in 1:00 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 37-40

Oral Presentations IV Page
1:15–2:45 PM Oral Presentations V: Cancer Biology

(Presenter check in 1:00 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 41-46

Oral Presentations V Page
1:30-3:00 PM Poster Session II: Ecology & Environmental Science

(Presenter check in 1:15 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 47-64

Poster Presentations II Page
3:15-4:15 PM Oral Presentations VI: Plant Biology

(Presenter check in 3:00 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 65-68

Oral Presentations VI Page
3:15-4:45 PM Oral Presentations VII: Invertebrate Ecology

(Presenter check in 3:00 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 69-74

Oral Presentations VII Page
4:15-5:45 PM Oral Presentations VIII: Environmental Science

(Presenter check in 4:00 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 75-80

Oral Presentations VIII Page
4:30-6:00 PM Poster Session III: Microbiology and Genetics

(Presenter check in 4:15 PM)

PAS Abstract Numbers: 81-99

Poster Presentations III Page
7:00PM Keynote Address:

Spiderman Syndrome: Bacterial DNA in Animal Genomes

Dr. Julie Dunning Hotopp

Professor, Institute for Genome Science
Department of Microbiology and, Immunology University of Maryland Baltimore

 Access Zoom Link
Immediately following Keynote Address Awards Ceremony for PAS Undergraduate Grants  Access Zoom Link


Sunday, April 11

9:00-10:30 AM PAS Board Meeting  Through Zoom