MBM Trainees Finalists in Research Live

Whitney Sinclair
Whitney Sinclair, MBM Trainee, speaks at the university-wide Research Live.

Congratulations to MBM Trainees Collin Kaufman and Whitney Sinclair, who made it to the final round of Research Live! Our trainees were asked to enter this university-wide competition. Approximately 40 graduate students from different disciplines across campus competed; Kaufman and Sinclair were among the 13 students selected to compete in the final round October 23 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Collin Kaufman
Collin Kaufman speaks at Research Live.

Each competitor was asked to prepare a short “lightning talk” on their research and speak for three to five minutes. Sinclair, who is pursuing her doctoral degree in chemical & biomolecular engineering, delivered her talk titled “Inhale, Exhale” on how lung-on-a-chip enables dynamic imaging of pulmonary lung tissue in response to aerosolized nanoparticles. Kaufman, who is pursuing his doctoral degree in neuroscience, spoke on “Using Cells to Make a Walking Robot.”

Participating in this competition gave our trainees practice both in talking to the public about their research in smaller soundbites — one of the goals of the grant. The practice also came in handy when each trainee delivered a short lightning talk at the 2018 MBM/NMC Retreat October 25.

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