Fall 2019 KU 3MT

Nearly 50 graduate students participated in the multi-round competition that began on October 24, 2019 and ended on November 5, 2019. Judges selected a first and second place winner, while the audience voted to determine the People's Choice Award winner. Videos of the three award winning presentation are available by clicking the link in the name of the presentation in the Awardees section.

KU's competition is part of a global event, which highlights graduate student research by challenging students to explain their work effectively and engagingly to non-experts. Learn more about this event at the 3MT Competition site.


Awardees

1st Place Award

Bailey Banach​
Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
The World's Smallest Game of Chess: Engineering Antibody Proteins

2nd Place Award

Shivani Jagannathan Murali​
Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Stopping the Unstoppable: The Fight Against Cancer

People's Choice Award

Kyle Apley​
Doctoral Student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Halting a Rogue Immune Response


List of Finalists

  • Jennifer Amrein
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Gut Bugs: Friend or Foe?
  • Kyle Apley
    Doctoral Student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Halting a Rogue Immune Response
  • Wendy Aquino Nunez
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Tauopathies: The Cat and the Yarn Analogy
  • Bailey Banach
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    The World's Smallest Game of Chess: Engineering Antibody Proteins
  • Oindrila De
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    The Mighty MORPHin Fly Embryo
  • Max Fairlamb
    Doctoral Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Relay for Repair: Passing the Baton
  • Ilvina Gabrielian
    Master's Student in Music
    The Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony as a Reflection of Military Events in 1941 and Expression of Heroic Struggle for Freedom and Peaceful Future
  • Luke Helker
    Master's Student in Music
    The Sound of Global Warming
  • Shivani Jagannathan Murali
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Stopping the Unstoppable: The Fight Against Cancer
  • Pamela Johnson
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    Regrowing Cartilage in Joints with Hormones
  • Anna Klompen
    Doctoral Student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    How did Box Jellyfish Become Deadly?
  • Rene Martin
    Doctoral Student in Biological Sciences
    The Role of Phylogeny in the Evolution of Body Shape of Lanternfishes (Myctophiformes)
  • Suraj Niraula
    Doctoral Student in Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Mechanism of Loss of Synapses in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Manvendra Pal Singh
    Doctoral Student in Medicinal Chemistry
    Do Proteins Prefer Binding to Complex Molecules?
  • Srivatsan Parthasarathy
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Good Bacteria/Bad Bacteria

List of Participants | Preliminary Heats

  • Isaac Allred
    Doctoral Student in Geology
    Traveling Back in Time with Detrital Zircon Crystals: The Collision that Formed Pangea, the Rise of the Appalachian Mountains, and a >1500 km Journey of Zircons
  • Charuni Amarasekara
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Development of Mixed Scale Single Molecule DNA/ RNA Sequencing Platform
  • Jennifer Amrein
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Gut Bugs: Friend or Foe?
  • Kyle Apley
    Doctoral Student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Halting a Rogue Immune Response
  • Wendy Aquino Nunez
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Tauopathies: The Cat and the Yarn Analogy
  • Olushola Aromona
    Doctoral Student in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Effects of Political Personalization and Perception of Topic Importance on the Evaluation of Political Candidates
  • Bailey Banach
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    The World's Smallest Game of Chess: Engineering Antibody Proteins
  • Sairath Bhattacharjya
    Master's Student in Information Technology
    Sentiment Analysis in Social Media
  • Chris Brown
    Doctoral Student in Health, Sport Management, and Exercise Science
    To be a Fan, or Not to be a Fan, That is the Question: An Exploration into Fan Motivation with Kaw Valley FC
  • Kara Caine
    Doctoral Student in Music Therapy
    Singing Dads: Fathers' Experiences Singing to their Infants
  • Clay Campbell
    Doctoral Student in Geology
    Oceans to Mountainous Plateaus, the ~50 Million Year Evolution of a Poorly Understood Faunal Migration Corridor through Central Turkey
  • Oindrila De
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    The Mighty MORPHin Fly Embryo
  • Zechariah De Silva
    Doctoral Student in Medicinal Chemistry
    Changing How Cancer Talks
  • Max Fairlamb
    Doctoral Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Relay for Repair: Passing the Baton
  • Ilvina Gabrielian
    Master's Student in Music
    The Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony as a Reflection of Military Events in 1941 and Expression of Heroic Struggle for Freedom and Peaceful Future
  • Kiersten Garcia
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Your Brain on Chemo
  • Luke Helker
    Master's Student in Music
    The Sound of Global Warming
  • Wade Henke
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    On-Demand Delivery of Therapeutics using Light
  • Latavia Hill
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    "To Bacteria and Beyond"
  • Andrew Hoxey
    Doctoral Student in Geology
    Who is at Risk? Informing West Nepal of Earthquake Potential
  • Shivani Jagannathan Murali
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Stopping the Unstoppable: The Fight Against Cancer
  • Pamela Johnson
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    Regrowing Cartilage in Joints with Hormones
  • Stephanie Johnson
    Doctoral Student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Therapies for the Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Catherine Kerr
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Humans vs Viruses: The Ever-evolving Battle
  • Anna Klompen
    Doctoral Student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    How did Box Jellyfish Become Deadly?
  • Emily Kurfman
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Methods for Monitoring Molecules Involved in Addiction
  • Shweta Rajan Malvankar
    Doctoral Student in Medicinal Chemistry
    Alzheimer's Puzzle: A Step towards Solution
  • Rene Martin
    Doctoral Student in Biological Sciences
    The Role of Phylogeny in the Evolution of Body Shape of Lanternfishes (Myctophiformes)
  • Jaycee Mayfield
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Metals Provide and Protect
  • Suraj Niraula
    Doctoral Student in Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Mechanism of Loss of Synapses in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Srivatsan Parthasarathy
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Good Bacteria/Bad Bacteria
  • Ezekiel Piskulich
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Room Temperature Water Can Tell Us about the Motion and Structure of Water in the Extreme Cold
  • Muhammad Romdhoni
    Doctoral Student in Architecture
    Urban Geometry, Understanding City Shape and Spatial Layout for Future Cities
  • Patrick Ross
    Doctoral Student in Medicinal Chemistry
    Can We Use Sugars to Kill Disease?
  • Kelci Schilly
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Miniaturized Methods Aid in the Study of Inflammation in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Manvendra Pal Singh
    Doctoral Student in Medicinal Chemistry
    Do Proteins Prefer Binding to Complex Molecules?
  • Parker Sperstad
    Doctoral Student in Biochemistry and Biophysics
    Your Brain and Nicotine
  • Sarah Tackett
    Doctoral Student in Health, Sport Management, and Exercise Science
    Taking a Stand by Taking a Knee. Reflections of U.S. Military Members of Protests during the National Anthem
  • Swarnagowri Vaidyanathan
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    Nanosensor Array: Detection and Identification of Single DNAs for Comprehensive Molecular Profiling
  • Dimuthu Vithanage
    Doctoral Student in Chemistry
    Covalent Inhibitors for Drug Development
  • Alex Von Schulze
    Doctoral Student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    Can Hot Tubs Reverse Obesity?
  • John Watson
    Doctoral Student in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Adapt, Like, and Share

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