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2022 Video Challenge for High School Students

Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer


2022 Panel of Expert Judges

Paul Craig, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
Head of the School of Chemistry & Materials Science
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Educator interested in visualization of biological and chemical processes.

Beata E. Mierzwa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and UC San Diego
Co-Chair of Young Women in Bio – SoCal
AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

Molecular biologist passionate about combining science and art to create drawings, fashion, and a video game to communicate research in creative ways and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Studies cell division to improve cancer therapy.

X.F. Steven Zheng, Ph.D.

Co-Director, The Cancer Pharmacology and Pre-clinical Therapeutics Program
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Zheng lab is interested in the control of growth and metabolism in eukaryotes, and how their aberrant regulation causes cancer and other human diseases.

The videos were scored based on Quality of Storytelling (20%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Quality of Public Health Message (10%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%).