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Veterinary Graduate Students present their Research in 3 Minutes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sai Narayanan, PhD student

Several veterinary graduate students recently participated in the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Using one slide and no research jargon, these young researchers summarized their work in just three minutes in front of their colleagues and a panel of judges.

Congratulations to the 2019 CVM winners:

  • 1st place ($300) – Sai Narayanan, PhD student in the veterinary pathobiology department, presented “MiFi – A novel metagenome sequencing based diagnostic technique.” Narayanan is mentored by Dr. Akhilesh Ramachandran.

  • 2nd place ($200) – Kirstin Hester, PhD student in the physiological sciences department, presented “Chemical Warfare: Enhancing Soldier Protection through Protein Engineering.” Hester is mentored by Dr. Carey Pope.

  • 3rd place ($100) – Mohit Singh, PhD student in the physiological sciences department, presented “Expose and kill the monster!” Singh is mentored by Dr. Ashish Ranjan.

  • People’s Choice Award ($300) – Yemi Semola, MS student in the physiological sciences department, presented “Growing blood vessels: A need in diabetes.” Semola is mentored by Dr. Pamela Lovern.

As the veterinary college’s first place winner, Narayanan will compete in the university-wide competition on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Little Theater.

Special thanks to this year’s judges – Paula Barnes, assistant registrar; Mike Chaffin, retired minister; and Hollie Schreiber, director of sponsored programs at the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

For more information on the College of Veterinary Medicine comparative biomedical sciences graduate program, visit the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.

First Place - Sai Narayanan

Second Place - Kirstin Hester

Third Place - Mohit Singh

People's Choice - Yemi Semola

MEDIA CONTACT: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU College of Veterinary Medicine | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu

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