Postdoc Slam 2023

September 19, 2023
4 - 6 p.m. PDT
Byers Auditorium - Genentech Hall + Live Stream via YouTube

Join us for the 6th UCSF Postdoc Slam competition! Our popular research communication competition for postdocs is back, and we are planning for an exciting event on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 4-6 p.m. PDT. Ten UCSF postdoc finalists will present their research in three minutes or less, in language accessible to a general audience. It's a celebration not only of the finalists and contest winner, but also of postdoctoral research at UCSF and of scientific inquiry. Postdoc Slam is a featured event in UCSF's National Postdoc Appreciation Week activities.

There are two ways to attend:

In-Person: Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall at Mission Bay. Advance registration is not required. Please sign in at the check-in table. (UCSF folks, please bring your ID to swipe.) Auditorium doors open at 3:45 p.m; the program starts at 4 p.m. Be prompt to make sure you get a seat!

Online: The competition will be live-streamed broadly for remote viewers. 

Both in-person attendees and remote viewers will be able to cast a vote for the "People's Choice" award.

watch the live stream on september 19!

Cash prizes of $4,000, $2,000, and $1,000 will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners chosen by the panel of judges. And the audience will choose the "People's Choice" winner, who will receive $750.

Read more about the contest and meet the finalists.

Grid of photos of ten 2023 UCSF Postdoc Slam Finalists
The 2023 Postdoc Slam finalists, left to right, top to bottom: Biafra Ahanonu, Hélène Aschmann, Tyler Huycke, Kritika Khanna, Amanda McQuade, Jay Moltzau Anderson, Fate Noohi, Laura Persson, Ayush Srivastava, and Chris Williams. Hear what they have to say - in 3 minutes or less - on September 19!

UCSF is committed to providing accessible and inclusive programming to all participants. To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Erik Rotman at [email protected] by September 7, 2023.