3-Minute Thesis - 2024 Final Round Competition

GSAS Alums are invited to join virtually or in-person the Graduate School community for the final round of the 3-Minute Thesis 2024 competition!  

Friday, April 12, 2024, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
OC Marsh Auditorium, Yale Science Building 
260 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 

The 3MT challenges graduate students to present their research in a cogent, persuasive way -- in just 3 minutes!  Watch as winners from the preliminary divisional rounds compete for recognition and cash prizes.  Cheer on the presenters as you learn about the diverse range and profound impact of graduate student research at Yale. A panel of esteemed judges drawn from Yale alumni will decide the first and second prizes, while the live and virtual audience will vote on “people’s choice” awards. The audience includes graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and GSAS alumni. Join us for this celebration of professional communication!  

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link for the broadcast or to hold your place at the in-person event.


To register for the Zoom webinar:

When: Apr 12, 2024 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Yale’s 3-Minute Thesis Showcase and People’s Choice Competition

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U8mptB5UQVOkh7G3v_CWVg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


To register for the in-person event: 

Complete RSVP form here

The following preliminary divisional round winners will compete in the final round. 

Social Sciences

  • Meera Choi, “The Rise of Heterosexual Refusal?”
  • Leonardo de Siqueira Lima, “Paying Students to Graduate from High School”


  • Theodoros Trochatos, “Fortifying Quantum Clouds: Securing Information in the Quantum Era”
  • Alev Baysoy, “Spatial CRISPR Screening”

Physical Sciences

  • Lihao Yan, “Traveling Waves Perpendicular to Macaque’s V4 Area”
  • Yanyu Zhao, “Secret Talent of the Gut Microbiome: Metabolism of Small Molecule G Protein-coupled Receptor Drugs”


  • Jenna Andrews, “Strike an Adipose: Illuminating Fat as a Reservoir for Q Fever”
  • Arya Ökten, “Making a Norovirus Vaccine: All Good Things Take Time”