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Dr. Jim Allison, Dr. Padmanee Sharma, and Director Bill Haney met over Zoom with the 2020 USA Biolympiad finalists for a conversation as a part of their final round this year, held virtually due to COVID-19. It was truly a treat to interact with these bright young minds and to inspire and be inspired by tomorrow's innovators. 

About the USA Biolympiad


The USA Biolympiad enriches the life sciences education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.

After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at a leading university. Ultimately, four students with the top theoretical and practical scores are selected to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.

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