The Lasker Foundation is proud to partner with iBiology in support of the Young Scientist Seminars (YSS), an annual competition that encourages early-career scientists to share their their research to the public through storytelling, analogies, and visuals.

The four winners, Anna Stöckl (Würzburg University), Filipa Rijo-Ferreira (UT Southwestern Medical Center), Johana Goyes-Vallejos (University of Connecticut) and Darienne Myers (University of California, San Francisco), were selected from a pool of accomplished young scientists from around the world. They attended a science communication workshop led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at iBiology’s headquarters at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the spring of 2018 which culminated in recording a video seminar describing their research.

The 2018 winners' videos are below.

Anna Stöckl: Neural summation to improve night vision

Filipa Rijo-Ferreira: Circadian rhythms of the African Sleeping Sickness parasite

Johana Goyes-Vallejos: Do female frogs call?

Darienne Myers: A mouse model to understand lupus