As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week at Scripps Research in September, the Society of Fellows hosted its annual Lightning Talks competition. Postdocs and grad students vied for cash prizes by explaining their science in just three minutes. Yin Wu, a grad student in Sandra Encalada’s lab, took first place for her explanation of the mechanisms behind the buildup of toxic aggregates in the axons of neurons, which often leads to neurodegenerative disease. Ee Phie Tan, a postdoc in Jeff Kelly’s chemistry lab, garnered second place. William Hou, a grad student also in the Kelly lab, took third place.