Bioengineering PhD Student Yiqi Cao Named 2018 Grad Slam Winner

photo of all ten grad slam finalists on the day of the event

Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering graduate student in the lab of Tejal Desai, PhD, professor and chair of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences, won the top prize of $3,000 as well as the people's choice award in the fourth annual UCSF Grad Slam competition. Inez Raharjo, also a graduate student in the Bioengineering PhD program, was named runner-up.

All ten of this year's finalists combined to put on an informative — and engaging — show for the live audience who filled Byers Auditorium at the UCSF Mission Bay campus on March 22. They were (from left): Claire Tang, Yiqi Cao, Inez Raharjo, Katie Cabral, Meredith Van Natta, Jennifer Hu, Tess Veuthey, Ashley Libby, Frances Cho, and Steven Moss.

Read full coverage of the event and see videos of the students' talks on UCSF News.

(Both the photo above and the photo of Yiqi Cao on the homepage carousel of this website are by UCSF staff photographer Susan Merrell.)