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GPB Student Wins UCLA Grad Slam Competition for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row a GPB student has taken the top honors at the UCLA Grad Slam competition.  On March 5th, An-Chieh Feng, a 4th year in Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis, finished first in the UCLA Grad Slam finals.  Feng will compete for a share of $10,000 in the UC-wide finals, currently still scheduled for Friday, May 8th at the LinkedIn Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Check for latest status at and when the event takes place, tune in via live stream and cast your vote for An-Chieh for the Audience Choice Award.

5 other GPB students also made it to the final competition:

  • Caitlin Aamodt, Neuroscience – How Songbirds can Help Us Find New Treatments for Autism
  • Lucia Ichino, Molecular Biology – Unlocking the DNA
  • Cassandra Meyer, Neuroscience – Taming the Neurodegenerative Monster in Multiple Sclerosis
  • David Shia, Molecular Biology – Outmaneuvering Drug Resistant Cancer: A Game of Chess
  • Gil Torten, Neuroscience – Preventing Blindness on a Cellular Level


Please join us in congratulating all GPB students who participated in this year’s Grad Slam competition.