Natalie D’Silva won’t be at the FirstOntario Concert Hall today to walk across the stage and receive her PhD. Instead, she’ll be at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, working in neuroscientist Karla Kaun’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans.
A team of biologists from McMaster studying these worms called C. elegans, or nematodes, has found that the regulation of lipid production, and the delicate balance of too much or too little fat, is crucial to healthy living.
Join us for the 4th annual Graduate Research Day
Ewart Angus Centre and HSC-1A6 – February 23, 2017
One evening in May, Laura King found herself camping on an uninhabited islet off a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean.
Nestled in the rocks, she watched geckos crawling down the vines and listened to seabirds calling overhead. “This,” she wrote in her blog. “This is why I work and volunteer in conservation.”
Tarushika Vansanthan (a PhD student in Dr. J. Stone’s lab) was recently awarded the 2016 GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award.
Meryl Acker (a MSc student in Dr. R. Jacobs’ lab) was recently awarded the 2016 GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
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Nicole Batenburg, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Xu-Dong Zhu’s lab, won the best poster presentation award at the 3rd Canadian Symposium on Telomeres and Genome Integrity, which took place in Calgary from May 24-27, 2016
Lindsey Boyd (M.Sc. candidate) in the Chow-Fraser lab, was recently awarded the Zone H Fisheries Research Grant from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters/Toronto Sportsmen’s Show (see attached photo). The $4,000 award will be used to build a vegetation mapping unit (canoe, side scan sonar and trolling motor) that will help Lindsey collect data on submersed aquatic vegetation in our wetlands in Georgian Bay. The award was given to her in an award ceremony on March 19, 2016, at the Hilton Hotel in Mississauga.
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