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Winners of the 1st inaugural WCGS Three Minute Thesis® Competition

At yesterday's inaugural Three Minute Thesis® Competition, the event featured ten 3-minute presentations by Weill Cornell Graduate School and Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School PhD students. The superb quality of the presentations reflected the high quality of research and outstanding communication skills of current students from both institutions. Congratulations to this year's winners:

Judges' Results

First Prize

Robert Frawley: "A Glimpse at a New Spinal Fusion: Using Transformed Cells to Produce Mineral in a Targeted Fashion and Possibly Spare Patients a Painful Surgery"

Second Prize

Srivarsha Rajshekar: "Heterochromatin: Loose it and Lose it!"

Third Prize

Marta Kovatcheva: "Slamming the Breaks on Cancer: Understanding how Molecular Mechanisms Dictate Patient Response to CDK4 Inhibition"

People's Choice (Tie)

Robert Frawley"A Glimpse at a New Spinal Fusion: Using Transformed Cells to Produce Mineral in a Targeted Fashion and Possibly Spare Patients a Painful Surgery" and Srivarsha Rajshekar: "Heterochromatin: Loose it and Lose it!"

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