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Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

The Three Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

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Here are some example of past winners.

 

Mikiten Graduate Symposium

The Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium promotes excellence in research through mentorship, collaboration, and student interaction. The event is organized by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and is generously supported by the Mikiten family.
Students from all the UT System schools or Texas-area schools are invited to share a poster, listen to the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, and our career workshops.
Additional Information
  • Registration for the conference is available on the day of the conference. This conference is for Texas students, please use your .edu email address.
  • The Poster Session is pre-recorded but the presenters will be available via chat from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. CT. Here is a list of the presentations.
  • The Three Minute Thesis Competition is happening at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT. This is a live session and here is a schedule of speakers
  • We have many incredible speakers giving talks in three Zoom rooms throughout the day, here is the list for the schedule of speakers and their bios.
  • We will have the session talks available for one week after the conference in case you would like to watch it again.
 
Email Charlotte at anthonyc@uthscsa.edu with any questions.

 


Speakers
  • Rachele Berria, MD, PhD

    Vice President, US Medical Biopharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nicquet Blake, PhD

    Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of the IMSD Training Program at UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marya Chaney, PhD

    Clinical Director, Early Oncology Development, Merck &Co., Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lauren Cornell, MS, PhD

    CEO/Co-Founder Novothelium. Staff Research Biologist US Army Institute of Surgical Research Sensory Trauma Department
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eslam Elshahat, PhD

    Life Science Consultant, Putnam Associates
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bridget Ford, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biology, University of the Incarnate Word; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Nephrology Division, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Fritz, MBA, MS, MHA, PDM

    Associate Director of Technology Commercialization
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jodie P. Gray, MS, PhD

    Researcher in Private Industry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rugmani Iyer, PhD

    Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories, SSFO, CA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chris Johnson, PhD

    Clinical Professor of Sociology in Dementia and Aging Studies Program at Texas State University, San Marcos
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN

    DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professor for Innovation & New Knowledge; Founder & CEO, Nightingale Apps; Founder & CEO, ICare Nursing Solutions; Editorial Board Member, American Nurse
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anna Mancha-Ramirez, PhD

    Scientist, Procter & Gamble
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ketan Marballi, PhD

    Research Associate, Syracuse University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kristen McConnell, PhD

    Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiation Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kelley Minars, MLIS

    Creative Technologies Librarian
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pramod Mishra, PhD

    Founder and COO, iGenomeDx Inc
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Theodore Price, PhD

    Professor and Director of Center for Advanced Pain Studies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Calais S. Prince, PhD

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow Department of Defense
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emily Reiser, PhD

    Sr. Manager, Innovation Commuinty Engagement Texas Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Manpreet K. Semwal, MS

    Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Weiss, PhD

    Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Xiaoban Xin, PhD, JD

    Patent Attorney, Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs & Nix
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Samantha Yee, BS

    Graduate Research Assistant, 4th year Ph.D. candidate at UT Health San Antonio in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Edward Zastawny, PharmaD

    Santen, Inc. Senior Medical Science Liaison, New Braunfels, TX
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda
  • Graduate Student Virtual Social
    SEP 25, 2020 4:30 PM CT

  • Closing Words by Dr. Weiss
    SEP 25, 2020 4:00 PM CT
    David Weiss, PhD
    Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Drug Development in the Time of Coronavirus
    SEP 25, 2020 3:30 PM CT
    Rachele Berria, MD, PhD
    Vice President, US Medical Biopharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Want to learn bioinformatics? Here's how.
    SEP 25, 2020 3:30 PM CT
    Henry Miller, MS
    PhD Student - UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Work-life Integration: Making the Most out of Graduate School
    SEP 25, 2020 3:30 PM CT
    Samantha Yee, BS
    Graduate Research Assistant, 4th year Ph.D. candidate at UT Health San Antonio in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Building a Career Trajectory by Knowing Oneself and Knowing the Patient
    SEP 25, 2020 3:00 PM CT
    Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN
    DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professor for Innovation & New Knowledge; Founder & CEO, Nightingale Apps; Founder & CEO, ICare Nursing Solutions; Editorial Board Member, American Nurse
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Creative Disobedience and the Art of Shedding Imaginary Rules
    SEP 25, 2020 3:00 PM CT
    Anna Mancha-Ramirez, PhD
    Scientist, Procter & Gamble
    BIOGRAPHY
  • What it's like to transition from an academic researcher role to an industry/management role?
    SEP 25, 2020 3:00 PM CT
    Marya Chaney, PhD
    Clinical Director, Early Oncology Development, Merck &Co., Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Advice on Starting a Lab
    SEP 25, 2020 2:30 PM CT
    Theodore Price, PhD
    Professor and Director of Center for Advanced Pain Studies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Driving Science: From Books to Benchside
    SEP 25, 2020 2:30 PM CT
    Rugmani Iyer, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories, SSFO, CA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Navigating the Digital Job Market
    SEP 25, 2020 2:30 PM CT
    Jodie Gray, MS, PhD
    Researcher in Private Industry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Careers in Scientific and Medical writing
    SEP 25, 2020 2:00 PM CT
    Ketan Marballi, PhD
    Research Associate, Syracuse University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Clinical molecular diagnostics: an alternative career path in biomedical sciences
    SEP 25, 2020 2:00 PM CT
    Pramod Mishra, PhD
    Founder and COO, iGenomeDx Inc
    BIOGRAPHY
  • International Student Discussion: Around The World in 30 Minutes
    SEP 25, 2020 2:00 PM CT
    Raksha Parthasarathy, BS
    PhD Candidate, University of Texas Health at San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alzheimer's Disease: The Trip Back in Time Model
    SEP 25, 2020 1:30 PM CT
    Chris Johnson, PhD
    Clinical Professor of Sociology in Dementia and Aging Studies Program at Texas State University, San Marcos
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Careers as a Medical Science Liaison
    SEP 25, 2020 1:30 PM CT
    Edward Zastawny, PharmaD
    Santen, Inc. Senior Medical Science Liaison, New Braunfels, TX
    BIOGRAPHY
  • How to Overcome Graduate School Challenges During the COVID-19
    SEP 25, 2020 1:30 PM CT
    Manpreet Semwal, MS
    Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • 3D Printed Anatomical Models: Uses in Health Care and Education
    SEP 25, 2020 1:00 PM CT
    Kelley Minars, MLIS
    Creative Technologies Librarian
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Career in Patent Law
    SEP 25, 2020 1:00 PM CT
    Xiaoban Xin, PhD, JD
    Patent Attorney, Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs & Nix
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Life Science Innovation Community in Texas
    SEP 25, 2020 1:00 PM CT
    Emily Reiser, PhD
    Sr. Manager, Innovation Commuinty Engagement Texas Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lessons from Transitioning to the Pharma Industry During COVID-19
    SEP 25, 2020 12:30 PM CT
    Ngoni Madungwe, PhD
    Process Development Scientist, Amgen Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Life as a Life Science Consultant
    SEP 25, 2020 12:30 PM CT
    Eslam Elshahat, PhD
    Life Science Consultant, Putnam Associates
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Quick Tips for CVs & Resumes
    SEP 25, 2020 12:30 PM CT
    Mary Bradley, MLA
    Director, Career & Professional Development, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • "Are you interested in science for policy or policy for science?": Thoughts on how to navigate a career in science policy.
    SEP 25, 2020 12:00 PM CT
    Calais Prince, PhD
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow Department of Defense
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bench to Bedside
    SEP 25, 2020 12:00 PM CT
    John Fritz, MBA, MS, MHA, PDM
    Associate Director of Technology Commercialization
    BIOGRAPHY
  • From Student to Entrepreneur: Taking an Alternative Path/ Building your own Career
    SEP 25, 2020 12:00 PM CT
    Lauren Cornell, MS, PhD
    CEO/Co-Founder Novothelium. Staff Research Biologist US Army Institute of Surgical Research Sensory Trauma Department
    BIOGRAPHY
  • From Airplanes to Atoms: The Journey of a Medical Physicist
    SEP 25, 2020 11:30 AM CT
    Kristen McConnell, PhD
    Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiation Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Research in a Military Lab vs. Academia
    SEP 25, 2020 11:30 AM CT
    Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD
    Research Physiologist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Balancing Work and Life During a Global Pandemic
    SEP 25, 2020 11:00 AM CT
    Bridget Ford, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biology, University of the Incarnate Word; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Nephrology Division, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Discussion: Black Lives Matter in Academia
    SEP 25, 2020 11:00 AM CT
    Nicquet Blake, PhD
    Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of the IMSD Training Program at UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Your Digital Footprint- Make a Personal Website!
    SEP 25, 2020 11:00 AM CT
    Jodie Gray, MS, PhD
    Researcher in Private Industry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Three Minute Thesis
    SEP 25, 2020 9:00 AM CT

  • Poster Sessions
    SEP 25, 2020 8:00 AM CT

Schedule by Room

Central Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
8:00-9:00am   Posters  
9:00-11:00am 3 min thesis    
11:00-11:30am Bridget Ford, PhD Jodie P. Gray, MS, PhD Nicquet Blake, PhD
11:30am 12:00pm Kristen McConnell, PhD Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD Nicquet Blake, PhD
12:00-12:30pm Calais S. Prince, PhD John Fritz, MBA, MS, MHA, PDM Lauren Cornell, MS, PhD
12:30-1:00pm Ngoni Madungwe, PhD Eslam Elshahat, PhD Mary Bradley, MLA
1:00-1:30pm Kelley Minars, MLIS Xiaoban Xin, PhD, JD Emily Reiser, PhD
1:30-2:00pm Chris Johnson, PhD Edward Zastawny, PharmaD Manpreet K. Semwal, MS
2:00-2:30pm  Ketan Marballi, PhD Pramod Mishra, PhD Raksha Parthasarathy, BS
2:30-3:00pm Theodore Price, PhD Rugmani Iyer, PhD Jodie P. Gray, MS, PhD
3:00-3:30pm Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN Anna Mancha-Ramirez, PhD Marya Chaney, PhD
3:30-4:00pm Rachele Berria, MD, PhD Henry Miller, MS Samantha Yee, BS
4:00-4:30pm David Weiss, PhD    
4:30-5:30pm Graduate Student Social    

 

Speakers

  • Rachele Berria, MD, PhD
    Rachele Berria, MD, PhD
    Vice President, US Medical Biopharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nicquet Blake, PhD
    Nicquet Blake, PhD
    Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of the IMSD Training Program at UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marya Chaney, PhD
    Marya Chaney, PhD
    Clinical Director, Early Oncology Development, Merck &Co., Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lauren Cornell, MS, PhD
    Lauren Cornell, MS, PhD
    CEO/Co-Founder Novothelium. Staff Research Biologist US Army Institute of Surgical Research Sensory Trauma Department
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eslam Elshahat, PhD
    Eslam Elshahat, PhD
    Life Science Consultant, Putnam Associates
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bridget Ford, PhD
    Bridget Ford, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biology, University of the Incarnate Word; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Nephrology Division, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Fritz, MBA, MS, MHA, PDM
    John Fritz, MBA, MS, MHA, PDM
    Associate Director of Technology Commercialization
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jodie P. Gray, MS, PhD
    Jodie P. Gray, MS, PhD
    Researcher in Private Industry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rugmani Iyer, PhD
    Rugmani Iyer, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories, SSFO, CA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chris Johnson, PhD
    Chris Johnson, PhD
    Clinical Professor of Sociology in Dementia and Aging Studies Program at Texas State University, San Marcos
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN
    Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN
    DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professor for Innovation & New Knowledge; Founder & CEO, Nightingale Apps; Founder & CEO, ICare Nursing Solutions; Editorial Board Member, American Nurse
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anna Mancha-Ramirez, PhD
    Anna Mancha-Ramirez, PhD
    Scientist, Procter & Gamble
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ketan Marballi, PhD
    Ketan Marballi, PhD
    Research Associate, Syracuse University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kristen McConnell, PhD
    Kristen McConnell, PhD
    Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiation Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kelley Minars, MLIS
    Kelley Minars, MLIS
    Creative Technologies Librarian
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pramod Mishra, PhD
    Pramod Mishra, PhD
    Founder and COO, iGenomeDx Inc
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Theodore Price, PhD
    Theodore Price, PhD
    Professor and Director of Center for Advanced Pain Studies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Calais S. Prince, PhD
    Calais S. Prince, PhD
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow Department of Defense
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emily Reiser, PhD
    Emily Reiser, PhD
    Sr. Manager, Innovation Commuinty Engagement Texas Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Manpreet K. Semwal, MS
    Manpreet K. Semwal, MS
    Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Weiss, PhD
    David Weiss, PhD
    Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Xiaoban Xin, PhD, JD
    Xiaoban Xin, PhD, JD
    Patent Attorney, Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs & Nix
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Samantha Yee, BS
    Samantha Yee, BS
    Graduate Research Assistant, 4th year Ph.D. candidate at UT Health San Antonio in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Edward Zastawny, PharmaD
    Edward Zastawny, PharmaD
    Santen, Inc. Senior Medical Science Liaison, New Braunfels, TX
    BIOGRAPHY
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