Dean's Stipend for Graduate Research awarded
Four outstanding graduate trainees at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have received the 2014 Dean’s Stipend for Graduate Research.
Nicole Pinto, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Steven Habbous, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, have received the PhD stipend which provides for $25,000 per year for four years.
Meanwhile, Man-Ger Sun, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (Collaborative Graduate Program in Developmental Biology), and Jeff Gaudet, Department of Medical Biophysics, have received the Dean’s MSc Transfer to PhD Stipend for Graduate Research. This will provide each student with $5,000 each year over four years toward their PhD stipend.
Pinto’s thesis proposal is entitled Genomic characterization of anaplastic thyroid cancer to identify effective agents of control and genetic markers of drug sensitivity, and she works under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Nichols, Department of Otolaryngology.
Habbous is working under the supervision of Dr. Amit Garg, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and his thesis proposal is entitled Living donation and long-term outcomes in chronic kidney disease.
Man-Ger’s thesis proposal is entitled The Role of the Liver X Receptor in Chondrocyte Differentiation and Osteoarthritis. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Frank Beier, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (Collaborative Graduate Program in Developmental Biology).
Gaudet’s thesis proposal is entitled Imaging Cancer Immunotherapy: Development of MRI for In Vivo Tracking of Cell-based Therapies. His supervisor is Paula Foster, Department of Medical Biophysics.