Graduate Students Present Research at Annual Research Day

April 4, 2024

More than 80 graduate students from the Wake Forest Biomedical Graduate Programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine recently presented their research at the annual research day event. 

At this event, Master of Science, PhD and postdoctoral trainees presented their posters in the Biotech Place Atrium. These posters displayed progress on the students and trainees theses and dissertation projects from their laboratories. 

While many of these students present their data at discipline-specific conference events, this event allows biomedical graduate students to gather and share their progress with each other. The event offers trainees from a variety of disciplines to engage with one another, learn more about their classmate’s hypotheses and cultivate opportunities for new research collaborations to grow. 

Following the poster session, 13 students participated in the 3 Minute Thesis competition. For this competition students are allowed one slide to display on the screen and three minutes to present their thesis. A small group of faculty serve as judges for the event and all attendees vote for the People’s Choice award. 

The winners for this year’s 3 Minute Thesis competition were: 

  • 1st place: Hope Didier, a Molecular Medicine and Translational Science PhD student, Hope Didier, who successfully defended her win from 2023
  • 2nd place: (and People’s Choice award winner): Khushbu Patel, Cancer Biology PhD student
  • 3rd place: Yismeilin Feliz Mosquea, Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology PhD student
A student and professor taking a group photo at the Annual Research Day. A large group of grad students looks at the many posters at the Annual Research Day.
 A large group of grad students and faculty looks at the many posters at the Annual Research Day.  A woman in professional attire stands at a podium to give a presentation at the Annual Research Day.