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Grad Slam delivers promising research you can remember (and explain)

President Drake presents a ceremonial check to Justin Lee, a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, who won this year’s Grad Slam (Photo: Robert Durell)

UC Berkeley graduate student Justin Lee beat out nine other talented contestants at this year’s Grad Slam competition, taking home the top prize for his three-minute talk on how genetic engineering could be used to stop COVID from replicating inside the body.

The annual contest, now in its seventh year, challenges grad students to sum up their research in three pithy and jargon-free minutes that a non-research audience can understand.

Viewers who tuned into the livestreamed event on May 6 learned about a new way to dry food that cuts both food waste and carbon emissions; the health benefits of CBD; and how mutations in a single protein can influence circadian rhythms and health.

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