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3-Minute Thesis Finalist Presentations (2017)

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!

To learn more about Yale's 3-Minute Thesis Competition, click here.

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".