The first McKnight Brain Research Foundation-sponsored poster session since COVID was a resounding success with 70+ posters. We would like to congratulate all the amazing young researchers who presented their posters and give a special shoutout to Zoe Bassett who won Honorable Mention for her research titled Estrogen receptor-beta agonist treatment confers ischemic protection via altered brain metabolism in aged female rats. Thank you to Drs. Ami Raval,  Kunjan Dave, Suhrud Rajguru, and Laura Bianchi who were mentors for 8 young researchers, and to the McKnight Brain Research Foundation for this wonderful event.