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NHGRI's Stacy Desine first postbac to win 2018 TmT competition

2018 Three-Minute Talks

Every year, graduate students and postdocs at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and other institutes at the National Institutes of Health compete in a high-energy science communications contest called the Three-Minute Talk (TmT). For the first time in competition history, all the participating institutes agreed to allow postbacs to compete in the TmT finals. NHGRI's Stacy Desine earned first place after the finals on June 29, 2018, becoming the first postbac to win the TmT competition. Ms. Desine is a member of the NIH Academy Enrichment Program, funded by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

Three other postdoctoral intramural trainees from NHGRI - Cihan Oguz, Ayaka Ishii and Haley Yaremych participated in the finals, using plain language principles and one PowerPoint slide to explain their research in three-minutes or less. They competed against 12 other trainees (graduate students, postbacs and postdocs) from four other institutes: the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; and, for the first time, the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).


YouTube video Video Playlist: 2018 NHGRI Three-Minute Talks (TmT)


NHGRI TmT Videos

TmT First Place Winner
  • Stacy Desine Stacy Desine - 1st place in NIH competition
    Postbac IRTA, Vence Bonham Group

    TmT Title: Investigation of Inflammatory Biomarkers in Sickle Cell Patients with Depression
    Watch Stacy Desine's Talk

NHGRI TmT Finalists
  • Cihan OguzCihan Oguz, Ph.D.
    Research Fellow, Gary Gibbons Group

    TmT Title: Identifying microRNA Based Treatment Strategies for Hypertension Using a Predictive Network Model
    Watch Cihan Oguz's Talk

  • Ayaka IshiiAyaka Ishii, M.D., Ph.D.
    Postdoc Visiting Fellow, Philip Shaw Group

    TmT Title: Which Brain Circuits are Related to Emotional Dysregulation in ADHD?
    Watch Ayaka Ishii's Talk

  • Haley YaremychHaley Yaremych
    Postbac IRTA

    TmT Title: Path Tortuosity in Virtual Reality: A Novel Approach for Understanding Behavioral Process
    Watch Haley Yaremych's Talk

Second Place
  • Katherine GribbonsKatherine Gribbons
    Postbac IRTA, NIAMS

    TmT Title: The Taxonomy of Takayasu's Arteritis: Ex Uno Plures. Out of One, Many


Third Place
  • Jakob GutzmannJakob Gutzmann, Ph.D.
    Postdoc IRTA, NICHD

    TmT Title: Functional Coupling Between Cav2.3 and Calcium-dependent Potassium Channels



Last Updated: July 26, 2018