2023 Challengers

The challengers in the 2023 3MP Competition are:

Niketa Sareen - Physiology and Pathophysiology

Deepak Kadam - Food Science

Sajad Saraygord Afshari - Mechanical Engineering

Sepideh Mahboobi - Human Nutritional Sciences

Abhay Srivastava - Physiology and Pathophysiology

Olatunde Oladipupo Odunayo - Food Science

Veronica Lai - Applied Health Sciences

Luisa Fernanda Arroyave Echeverry - Comunity Health Sciences

Amanda Gomes Almeida Sá - Food Science

2023 Judges

The judges for the 2023 competition are:

Loren Oschipok
Director, Partnerships, Knowledge Mobilization & Innovation

Joelle Foster
CEO, North Forge Technology Exchange

Keshav Narayan Alagarsamy
PhD Candidate, 2023 UM 3MT 1st Place


2023 3MP Results

1st Place:
Dr. Oladipupo Olatunde
Research Title: Novel and ecofriendly methods for sustainable protein production

2nd Place
Dr. Abhay  Srivastava
Research Title: Stem cell based personalized drug selection platform can help choose the most effective therapy for patients with rare genetic disorders. 

3rd Place and People's Choice
Dr. Niketa Sareen
Research Title: Modulating immunogenicity of stem cells to enhance their post transplantation survival. 

Photo of the 3 2023 3mp winners

2023 3MP Event Program


This is a university-wide competition where competitors have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their postdoctoral research and to highlight their research to a broad and diverse non-specialist audience.   

This event is modelled after the UBC 3-Minute Postdoc Slam,  USask 3MP and the Three Minute Thesis event (with a few adjustments). Three Minute Thesis originated at the University of Queensland in 2008. 

  • All active UM Postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply to compete in the 3MP competition
  • Challengers must apply through the link below, the application includes a 30 second video
  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to the postdoctoral research on campus


  • Presenters are allowed a single static PowerPoint slide; no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. 
  • No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted. 
  • No additional props (e.g., laser pointers, costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted. 
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum, strictly enforced. 
  • Presentations are to be spoken words (e.g. ,no poems, raps or songs).
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.


First Place $500
Second Place $250
Third Place $100
People's Choice Certificate