Grad Slam 2024 Screening Judges

These preliminary judges will review the video presentations submitted by students and choose the finalists for the Grad Slam contest in 2024. A different set of final judges will choose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners at the live event on April 3.

Levi Gadye, PhD • Senior Public Information Representative/Science Writer, UCSF Office of Communications

Kim LaPean • Director of Communications and Engagement, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, UCSF Finance and Administration

Susan Lynch, PhD • Professor of Medicine and Director, Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, UCSF

Navneet Matharu, PhD • Assistant Professor and Associate Researcher, Bioengineering; UCSF Postdoc Slam 2016 People's Choice Award winner

Ali Mirzazadeh, PhD • Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Director, Global Health Sciences PhD program

Deepto Mozumdar, PhD • Postdoctoral Scholar, Bondy-Denomy and Agard Labs, UCSF; 2nd Prize winner, UCSF Postdoc Slam 2022

Thi Nguyen, PhD • Workforce Prep and Virtual Learning Consultant, Storytelling and Presentation Coach; Gladstone Institutes postdoc alum