Each year, universities and research institutions across the country compete in STAT’s bracket-style tournament, STAT Madness, to be crowned the top biomedical innovation or discovery of the year.
Over five weeks, STAT readers voted for their favorites until a winner was selected from the initial field of 64 entries. Hear a researcher from the winning team discuss their work, its potential impact, and what’s next in their field.
Taku Kambayashi, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Gideon Gil, Managing Editor, STAT (moderator)
Wendi Yajnik, Ph.D., global head of Academic Partnerships and External Innovation, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (sponsor speaker)