Adélaïde Bernard is the winner receiving an award of $3,000! Adélaïde will represent UC Berkeley at the UC system-wide competition on May 7th, 2021.
If you missed the event, the recording can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeX7cgKAfMw (Adélaïde @ 26:40). Below are details about Adélaïde's reseach that made her the Grad Slam 2021 champion!
Adélaïde Bernard, Metabolic Biology
Hungry Unicorns: How Antennas in Your Neurons Control Appetite
A sixth-year PhD student from Belgium, Adélaïde studies how cells in our brain sense our energy status and modulate hunger and weight gain. Upon completing her PhD she will be looking for a postdoc focused on neuroscience. As a non-native English speaker, being part of this competition and getting to share her research to a broad audience is a very exciting challenge.