2017 Presenters

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies hosted its annual 3MT/MT180 competition on March 15, 2017, showcasing the contributions and diversity of McGill graduate research. With only three minutes and a single slide, the presenters wowed the diverse and non-specialist audience with the complexity of their research and its impact on the community. 

The presentations were recorded and streamed live online. 

During the event, the judges represented McGill and selected two winners to represent McGill at the CAGS 3MT Eastern regional finals and concours ACFAS Ma Thèse en 180 secondes respectively.

The winners of this year’s 3-Minute Thesis / Ma thèse en 180 secondes (from left to right):
Laura-Joy Boulos, Olivier Sulpis, Kashif Khan, Nicholas Zelt, and Necola Guerrina. / Photo: Owen Egan




PhD student Laura-Joy Boulos, People's Choice Award; Olivier Sulpis, winner, Ma thèse en 180 secondes; Kashif Khan, winner, 3MT; Nicholas Zelt, 3rd place, 3MT; Necola Guerrina, 2nd place, 3MT.

You can watch the 2017 event, featuring the sixteen incredible graduate students who showcased their research to other academics and the general public. 

Shannon Herrick 

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

"A scoping review of engagement in physical activity among LGBTQ+ adults




Jan Wollenberg 

Department of Geography

"Restoring Salt Marshes to Combat Climate Change




Mariam Saad 

Department of Natural Resource Sciences 

"Strategies for the Detection of Legionella pneumophila in Complex Matrices: The Aptamer Hunt



Olivier Sulpis 

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

"Cinétique de dissolution des carbonates de calcium à l’interface eau-­‐sédiment dans un océan acide"




Falisha Karpati 

Integrated Program in Neuroscience 

"Dance and Music can Tune the Brain




Kashif Khan 

Department of Experimental Surgery 

"Cardiac Regeneration using Hippo"




Mi Lin 

Department of Natural Resource Sciences 

"How Tom and Jerry Help Manage Groundwater




Tao Jiang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

"Bioprinting Cancer Models




Laura‐Joy Boulos

Integrated Program in Neuroscience

"Récepteurs mu aux opioïdes dans l’habénula"




Nicholas Zelt 

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

"How to Cure a Neglected Tropical Disease




Susan Ge

Department of Experimental Surgery 

"Reconstructing Diabetic Charcot Foot Deformity"




Christopher Nzediegwu 

Department of Bioresource Engineering 

"Combating Heavy Metals in Soil




Camille Dallaire

Department of Geography

"Classification multi-­disciplinaire des segments de rivières de la planète a haute résolution spatiale




Samuel Trépanier 

Department of Physics 

"Search for the Origin of Cosmic Neutrinos




Necola Guerrina 

Department of Pathology

"The Missing Piece in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)"




Émile Brisson­‐Curadeau

Department of Natural Resource Sciences

"Thick-­billed Murres at the Leading Edge of Technology

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