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2 Bioscience Students Receive Top Honors at UCLA's Grad Slam

Bioscience students Philip Bulterys (Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis) and Courtney Young (Cell & Developmental Biology) placed second and third at the UCLA Grad Slam final on March 3rd.  Courtney was the audience favorite, receiving the audience choice award.  Philip research involves Disarming Deadly Bacteria while Courtney strives to An end to Duchenne: gene editing for muscular dystrophy.  As awards, Philip took home a $2000 fellowship and Courtney received $1000 for her third-place finish and an additional $500 as the Audience Choice.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering student, Gary Li, (Traveling to Mars with Immortal Plasma Rockets) received a $3000 fellowship and will be heading to the UC-wide finals in Oakland on April 22, 2016.

For more information about the Grad Slam competition, read our previous blog or visit the Grad Slam Website.


Photo from left to right: Courtney Young, Gary Li, and Philip Bulterys
Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson