Stefanie Valbon, a student in Dr. Heather Melichar's laboratory at the Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (CR-HMR), recently won first prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition. The doctoral student in microbiology and immunology at the University of Montreal will proudly represent her university at the grand finale to be held at the 59th annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) in November 2021.
As part of the competition, she presented her thesis titled Please Be Tolerant, which examines the behavior of a type of immune cell called T cells that protect our bodies against infection.
The entire CR-HMR team wishes her the best of luck for the final!
To watch Stefanie Valbon's presentation
About the competition
The Three Minute Thesis competition is a popular science exercise that takes place in English and is open to all students enrolled in a research study program at the master's or doctoral level. In three minutes and using a single slide in their presentation, students should explain their dissertation or thesis in plain language that is accessible to the general public.