The annual WCGS/GSK Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is a joint competition for Weill Cornell Graduate School and Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School students
3MT®, founded by the University of Queensland, Australia, is an event that "cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.”
Students who have joined their thesis laboratory have been invited to participate in the competition. Participation is entirely optional. Each participant will have three minutes and one slide to describe their research to a non-specialist audience. Additional rules and example winning presentations from other institutions can be found at threeminutethesis.org. A panel of judges representing students, faculty, and staff will judge the talks.
1st Prize: Caroline Gleason (Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School; PI: Andy Koff)
"An Initial Descent into the Arresting World of Cellular Senescence"
2nd Prize: Nathaniel Campbell (Weill Cornell Graduate School, MD-PhD, PIs: Joao Xavier & Richard White)
"Can Cancer Cooperate?"
3rd Prize: Thomas Li (Weill Cornell Graduate School, Neuroscience, PI: Yueming Li)
"How the 'Hif' do we prevent Alzheimer's Disease?"
People's Choice: Caroline Gleason
Tied for 1st Prize: Jamal Elkhader (Weill Cornell Graduate School, Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology, PI: Olivier Elemento)
"An Integrative Approach to Drug Repositioning"
Tied for 1st Prize: Sarah Schrader (Weill Cornell Graduate School, MD-PhD, PIs: Julien Vaubourgeix and Carl Nathan)
"Tuberculosis: A Persistent Puzzle"
3rd Prize: Cassandra Burdziak (Weill Cornell Graduate School, Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology, PI: Dana Pe'er)
"Storming the Pancreatic Cancer Fortress: Who's Who in the Castle?"
People's Choice: Jamal Elkhader
1st Prize: Shira Yomtoubian (Weill Cornell Graduate School, Pharmacology, PI: Vivek Mittal)
"Metastasis: Loosen Up Your Genes"
2nd Prize: R. Lea Sanford (Weill Cornell Graduate School, PBSB, PI: Olaf Andersen)
"Membranes Matter: Predicting Drug Toxicity"
3rd Prize: Mridula Balakrishnan (Weill Cornell Graduate School, BCMB, PI: Mary Baylies)
"Understanding Nemaline Myopathy (NM), a Fly's Perspective"
People's Choice: Shira Yomtoubian
1st Prize: Mojdeh Shakiba (Weill Cornell Graduate School, PBSB, PI: Andrea Schietinger)
Antigen Affinity and T cell Dysfunction in Tumors
2nd Prize: Nicole Weiss (Weill Cornell Graduate School, BCMB, PI: Minkui Luo)
Study of NSD2 by Bioorthogonal Profiling of Protein Methylation (BPPM)
3rd Prize: Mary Klein (Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School; PI: Andy Koff)
Bedside to Bench and Back Again: Uncovering mechanisms that affect the clinical outcome of CDK4 inhibition
People’s Choice: Mojdeh Shakiba
1st Prize: Robert Frawley (Weill Cornell Graduate School, PBSB)
A Glimpse at a New Spinal Fusion: Using transformed cells to produce mineral in a targeted fashion and possibly spare patients a painful surgery.
2nd Prize: Srivarsha Rajshekar (Weill Cornell Graduate School, BCMB)
Heterochromatin: Loose it and Lose it!
3rd Prize: Marta Kovatcheva (Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School)
Slamming the Breaks on Cancer: Understanding how molecular mechanisms dictate patient response to CDK4 inhibition
People's Choice: Robert Frawley and Srivarsha Rajshekar (tie)
Videos of winning presentations from around the world: