Plant Biology Ph.D. Student Katie Murphy Wins Systemwide UC Grad Slam

Katie Murphy receiving Grad Slam check
Katie Murphy receives $6,000 check and trophy from UC President Janet Napolitano and Michael Brown, UC provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs.

Plant Biology Ph.D. student Katie Murphy of UC Davis won today’s UC Grad Slam, judged the best at summarizing her research in three minutes or less, for a general audience. She competed against other campus Grad Slam winners — and became the first UC Davis student to take the systemwide championship. Congratulations!


To learn more about Murphy and her research, check out our profile story on the "Corn Queen"

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