3MT 2020 Winners

The 2020 3MT competition was held virtually. To watch the entire virtual event click here!

Ying-Chen “Vicky” Huang, PhD, Grand Champion

Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Ag. & Life Sciences

Title: “Dietary Selenium Deficiency and Reshaped Gut Bacteria Alter Insulin Signaling in Mice”


Brittany Szafran, PhD, Grand Champion Runner Up

Environmental Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Title: “Tipping the Lung Immune Balance”

Oumnia El Fajri, PhD, People’s Choice

Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, Bagley College of Engineering

Title: “Virtual Design of Hydrokinetic Farm”

Sachini Kodithuwakku Arachchige, PhD; Finalist

Kinesiology/Exercise Science, College of Education

Title: “Impact of Prolonged Exposure to Slippery Surface on Static Postural Stability”


Patricia de Carvalho Obeid Ellrich, PhD; Finalist

Veterinary Medical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine

Title: “Halogenated Anesthetics Loaded-Lipid Emulsions Preconditioning Effect in Canine Primary Hepatocytes: In Vitro Study”

Mary Gracen “Grace” Fuller, Master’s; Finalist

Plant And Soil Sciences, & Life Sciences

Title: “Improving Cotton, the Fabric of Your Life”


Lindsay Mullins, Master’s; Finalist

Environmental Geoscience, College of Arts & Sciences

Title: “Saving Baby Shark”

Keri Porter, Master’s; Finalist

Applied Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences

Title: “A Digital Bioarchaeology: The Application of Photogrammetry for the Recording and Analysis of Cranial Depression Fractures from the Mississippi State Asylum”