Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners

Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners

The 3MT - Three Minute Thesis competition is a research communication competition where graduate students have 3 minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers.

This year's competition was a resounding success with over 100 students competing and 21 students (pictured above) making it to the finals. Congratulations to the following winners!

First place:
Laura Von Hagen, MSc, Clinical Anatomy
"Exercise, Diet or Both: Determining the Best Method to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women" 

Second place (tie):
Fuli Xiang, PhD, Physiology
"Mending the Broken Heart by Attracting Stem Cells" 

Jenna Butler, PhD, Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
"Simulating a Silent Killer" 

Third place:
Yin Liu, PhD, Pharmacology
"NOing the Heart" 

See the full Western news article for more details and videos of the winning presentations: