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2023 Video Challenge for High School Students

Molecular Mechanisms of
Targeted Cancer Therapies


2023 Panel of Expert Judges

Irina Bezsonova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
UCONN Health

The Bezsonova lab studies the role of ubiquitin pathway deregulation in cancer. In addition, she is an amateur artist. Her collection of molecular illustrations celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the PDB archive appeared in the January 2022 Education Corner.

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.

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%)