Augusta University’s 3MT showcases graduate student research

Grace Fox, a graduate student at Augusta University, recently won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event hosted by the Graduate School at Augusta University.

Presenting on her research in Neuroscience that studied the effects of different brain chemicals on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Putting the Brakes on PTSD,) Fox’s first place win came with a $1,000 check.

Eligible to current master’s and doctoral students at Augusta University, 3MT is a competition that celebrates exciting research conducted by PhD students across the world. Created by the University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT pushes students’ ability to effectively explain their chosen research in three minutes.

Those students eligible to participate at the Augusta University competition must present on the research that will culminate in either their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.

Congratulations are also in order for Mohammed Ibrahim and Khaled Elmasry. Ibrahim’s research studied the connection between colitis and cancer, titled IMC as a Culprit of Colitis Associated Cancer, and awarded him second place with a $500 prize. Elmasry’s presentation, New Target for Prevention of Diabetic Eye Complications, won him the People’s Choice Award.

For more information on the history of 3MT™, visit UQ. To learn more about the 3MT event at Augusta University, visit their website that details eligibility, rules and judging criteria.

WJBF: 3 Minute Thesis and Research Day Awards Banquet
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Written by
Emily Lacey

Emily Lacey is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144

View all articles
Written by Emily Lacey

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

graphic that says download jag mobile with icon buttons below that say download on app store and download on google play with a picture of a phone
Students smiling for a photo in front of the James Brown statue downtown.