Growing up in the historical Iranian city of Isfahan, Samar Sayedyahossein, PhD Candidate in Physiology and Pharmacology, showed a keen interest in medicine and science from an early age.
“At the age of four I made sure all my dolls were vaccinated,” she said.
Ratneswaran has already received several awards for her research, including a prestigious Collaborative Scholarship from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International in 2014, and a Gold Medal at the 2015 Canadian Student Health Research Forum. She said it is motivating and flattering to be recognized for her work, when so much of what she and her colleagues do is behind the scenes.
I was born and raised in Pembroke ON, a small town up in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. I’ve always loved playing sports since I was a young kid. I play squash, inner tube water polo and ultimate frisbee (Best. Sport. Ever)
I received my BSc. from Kuwait University in 2008 with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Molecular Biology. My interest in drugs and receptors started when I took Pharmacology as an elective course during my undergraduate studies.