One of the highlights of ENDO each year is witnessing the up and coming talent in the world of endocrine science present their research at the Knock Out Rounds. Endocrine News spoke to this year’s winners, Angela Odle, Juilee Rege, and Daniel Ferguson about their experience, their research, and their futures.
Since its debut at ENDO 2016 in Boston, the Knock Out Rounds have proven to be one of the most popular events at the conference. This year, 13 early-career basic science researchers were pitted against each other as they presented short, focused presentations highlighting the rationale for their science rather than strictly focusing on the outcomes. Each contestant was allowed only three minutes per presentation along with a single slide to illustrate their work.
Daniel Ferguson, a postdoctoral research scholar in the Internal Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, placed third. They took time from their busy research projects and navigating the sessions in McCormick Place to share their thoughts about their presentations, their research, and what they see for the future of their research as well as their careers in endocrinology.
Ferguson says, ” My main passion is to perform translational research to solve problems in the clinic (bench to bedside).”