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Graduate student research celebrated at Research Live! Showcase

Words that say Congratulating Winners of Research Live!

The Graduate College is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Research Live! competition.

Research Live! is a fun, fast-paced competition that celebrates graduate students' research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Thirteen finalists shared their remarkable research in three minutes or less at the public showcase held at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 29, and via livestream. 

The winners are:

First prize ($300): 

Alex Gagliano

PhD in Astronomy, "A New Eye on the Exploding Sky"


Second prize ($200): 

Tawni Williams

MS in Animal Sciences, "Piglet Behavior Analysis"


Third prize ($150): 

Ipshita Upadhyay

PhD in VMS - Pathobiology, "Shots Against Cholera"


People's Choice ($100): 

Adam Nelczyk

PhD in Molecular and Integrative Physiology, " Frying Cured Meat Awakens Dormant Breast Cancer Cells"


Watch the full showcase: