Shayan Mohammadmoradi, a doctoral student in nutritional sciences who won 1st place in UK's 2017-2018 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, was a finalist in the regional 3MT competition held Feb. 24 at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Shayan was one of eight finalists who advanced from a pool of 48 competitors representing 48 universities across the southern U.S. His presentation was titled "Small in Size but Big by Function: How a Molecule Called TLR4 May Affect Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm."
Kai Zhang, a doctoral student in pharmacology who won 2nd place in UK’s 2017-2018 Three-Minute Thesis competition (3MT), won the 3MT People’s Choice Award at the University of Louisville’s 11th Annual Graduate Student Regional Research Conference, held March 2-3. His 3MT presentation was titled “Designing a Drug for Alcoholic Brain Disease.” Kai also won an Oral Talk award at the conference for a presentation titled “Role of MCP-1 and CCR2 in Ethanol-induced Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration in the Developing Brain.”
More information about the local 3MT competition can be found here.