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Research Live! Finalists Announced

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The scores are in and we’re excited to announce the finalists in the first ever Research Live! competition. After a grueling round of preliminary presentations, 12 graduate students were selected from the 65 entrants from across campus to proceed to the final round of the competition next week. Our Research Live! finalists are:

  • Himel Dev, “’Don’t Just Post and Regret, Ask Me Instead!!!’ – Cassandra” (Computer Science)
  • Ipek Ensari, “Effects of acute exercise on anxiety: Results of a meta-analysis” (Kinesiology)
  • Marc Ryan Gancayco, “Sublancin: An Antibiotic with a Sweet Side” (Chemistry)
  • Juan Gerardo, “Humanizing Mathematics Teaching” (Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Boon Chong Goh, “Solving 3D jigsaw puzzle of a young virus” (Physics)
  • Robin Holland, “Taking Down the Powerhouse” (Pathobiology)
  • Larisa Hussak, “From Wall St. to Planet Wuggy: What 4-year-olds’ Explanations Can Tell Us About Income Inequality in America” (Psychology)
  • Mioy Huynh, “Fueling a Hydrogen Economy: Looking to Nature” (Chemistry)
  • Vahid Mirshafiee, “Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Drugs to Tumors” (Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering)
  • Ismaeel Muhamed, “Decoding a cell’s body language” (Biochemistry)
  • Amir Saberi, “Planarians and their Parasitic Cousins” (Cell and Developmental Biology)
  • Ipek Tasan, “Finding the Partners in Crime Causing Colon Cancer” (Biochemistry)

Research Live! is a brand new oral presentation competition that invites graduate students from any discipline to present their work. Each grad student has just two slides and three minutes to convey the importance of their research to an audience of their peers and a panel of judges. Presentations are scored on delivery, clarity, effectiveness of visual material, and accessibility of language.

The final round of the competition will be open to the public and will take place on Stage 5 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on November 11 between 4-6 p.m. Awards will be given for First, Second, and Third place as well as People's Choice, so make sure to attend to vote for your favorite presentation.