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“Guppy Tank” Translational Science Pitch Showcase

Monday April 06, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (ET)

Virtual Session


Chair :

Harshini Neelakantan
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Ryan Staudt
University of Pittsburgh

The “Guppy Tank Translational Science Pitch Competition” will feature four outstanding trainee-level finalists selected to pitch the commercial value of their research and compete for prizes before a live audience of Experimental Biology attendees. Attendees to this new, one-of-a-kind event can expect to:

  • Learn how to deliver their own effective translational pitch through an introductory lecture by Dr. Sanjay Mistry (Head of JLABS @ San Diego).
  • Watch finalists deliver their pitches and navigate grilling questions and scoring from a panel of judges with decades of collective industry expertise.
  • Vote in a live poll to select the “People’s Choice” Awardee.


Sanjay Mistry - Jlabs

Practical Tips to Passionately and Powerfully Communicate Your Scientific Innovations

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Yadira Perez Paramo - Washington State University

Right Medication, Right Patient: Pharmacogenomics Decodes the Smoking Cessation Paradigm

Madeline Pantoni - UC San Diego

A Non-Scheduled Drug Combination for Memory Enhancement

Alicja Urbaniak - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Salinomycin Analogs for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Khaled Abd-Elrahman - University of Ottawa

Gender-specific Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: Implications for Treatment