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3 Minute Thesis Competition, April 2017

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On April 13, 2017, eleven finalists competed in Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which challenged graduate students and postdocs to clearly and engagingly present their research to a diverse panel of judges - in 3 minutes or less!  The judging panel included Yale GSAS Dean Lynn Cooley, Yale Vice President of Communications Eileen O'Connor, journalist and producer Kyle Gibson, and Yale Deputy Director of University Corporate and Foundation Relations and author Angelika Hofmann.  

Interested in learning about the PhD and postdoctoral research taking place at Yale?  Watch their impressive presentations below!

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) 1st Place Winner Lindsey Stavola, "Revealing Polycystin’s Function to Prevent Cyst Growth in the Kidneys"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) First Place Winner Lindsey Stavola (PhD candidate, Cellular and Molecular Physiology) presents "Revealing Polycystin’s Function to Prevent Cyst Growth in the Kidneys?"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) 2nd Place Winner Levi Smith, "A Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease: 130 Million Lives on the Line"

Levi Smith (Cell Biology) won 2nd Place for this presentation, "A Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease: 130 Million Lives on the Line".

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) 3rd Place Winner Yangqi Yu, "Bacterial Attachment: A Simple Physics Law"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) 3rd Place Winner Yangqi Gu (PhD candidate, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology) presents "Bacterial Attachment: A Simple Physics Law".
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Yana Bebieva, "Double-Diffusive Convection in the Arctic Ocean"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Yana Bebieva (PhD candidate, Geology and Geophysics) presents "Double-Diffusive Convection in the Arctic Ocean".
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Alexander Engler, "Development of Bioreactor Systems for Long-term Culture of Functional Whole Lung Tissue"

Watch Finalist Alexander Engler (PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering) as he presents "Development of Bioreactor Systems for Long-term Culture of Functional Whole Lung Tissue" during the final round of Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition.
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Daniel Jones, "The Invention of Corruption"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Daniel Jones (PhD Candidate, History) presents "The Invention of Corruption".
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Eric Bellefroid, "Reconstructing the Evolution of Earth’s Surface Environment"

Finalist Eric Bellefroid presents "Reconstructing the Evolution of Earth’s Surface Environment" during the final round of Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition.
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Lily Zeng, "Understanding Community-Based Conservation in Dai Sacred Forests in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Lily Zeng presents "Understanding Community-Based Conservation in Dai Sacred Forests in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China."
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Raj Basak, "Physical Limitations Constrain Dendritic Branching Morphology and Neuronal Function"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Raj Basak (PhD Candidate, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) presents "Physical Limitations Constrain Dendritic Branching Morphology and Neuronal Function" during the final round of Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition.
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Samuel Maritim, "Nanoparticles: Trojan Horses for Brain Cancer"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Samuel Maritim (PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering) presents ""Nanoparticles: Trojan Horses for Brain Cancer".
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Xiaochu Ma, "HIV Vaccine? Not Too Far Away"

3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Finalist Xiaochu Ma (PhD candidate, Microbiology) presents "HIV Vaccine? Not Too Far Away".