Kambayashi Lab Wins "STAT Madness" Competition

April 06, 2022

The lab of Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD, won this year's "STAT Madness" competition, an annual bracket-style competition that highlights some of the most notable biomedical research from the past year. Their study, "Thymic stromal lymphopoietin induces adipose loss through sebum hypersecretion," published in July 2021 in Science, garnered 71% of the vote in the final round against a University of California, Davis, team, after fierce competition among the 64 entrants, with over 350,000 votes cast in total. The study was also a crowd favorite of the audience at the STAT Breakthrough Science Summit last week.

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Photo: Taku Kambayashi receives a trophy from STAT's Nicholas St. Fleur at the STAT Breakthrough Science Summit (via STAT/Hechler Photographers)