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2016 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

2016 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

This year's 1st place winner, Bill Flavin, presented his research on Parkinson's Disease.

This year's winners from left to right: Brian Lin, Azul Zorzoli, and William Flavin.

The Graduate School hosted the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on February 12, 2016. This exciting new event, which originated at the University of Queensland, Australia, is designed to promote master’s and doctoral students’ presentation skills, particularly when discussing research.

Each student represented one of our graduate programs and were given three minutes to describe their research project to a general audience with only one PowerPoint slide allowed. In total, there were 11 graduate students representing Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, the Biomedical Sciences and Nursing.

The 1st place prize of $200 was awarded to William Flavin, an MD/PhD student in Integrative Cell Biology. 2nd place went to Brian Lin a PHD student in Cell and Molecular Physiology, and 3rd place was awarded to Azul Zorzoli, an MS student in Microbiology and Immunology.

William Flavin will be representing Loyola University Chicago in the regional 3MT competition at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools yearly meeting in April in Chicago, IL. We all wish him good luck in the competition.

Contestants and faculty from our Health Sciences Campus.
Faculty, students, and guests enjoyed 11 presentations with topics ranging from Philosophy to Microbiology.
After tough deliberations, the judges opted to create a third place award to acknowledge one of the best presentations.

We would like to thank all of the participants, faculty, and invited guests who were in attendance for this outstanding event.

The list of participating students in the 2016 3MT Competition include:

Carolyn Bates: Clinical Psychology
Rayne Bozeman: Social Psychology
Daniela Defrino: Nursing
William Flavin: Integrative Cell Biology
Timothy Hazen: Political Science
Brian Lin: Cell and Molecular Physiology
Thomas Lynch: Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Maria Marcus: Developmental Psychology
Olga Raguimova: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nicoletta Ruane: Philosophy
Azul Zorzoli: Microbiology and Immunology