Four Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate trainees receive 2015 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research
Four outstanding graduate trainees at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have received the 2015 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research.
Georgia Nikoloudaki, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Martin Prusinkiewicz, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, have each received the Dean’s PhD Graduate Stipend, which provides for $25,000 per year for four years.
Nikoloudaki’s thesis is entitled “Immunohistochemical study on the expression of Notch-1, Notch-2 receptors, Jagged-1 ligand and HERP-1 transcription factor on human periapical cysts", which she defended on July 15. She works under the supervision of Douglas Hamilton, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
Prusinkiewicz is working under the supervision of Joe Mymryk, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and his thesis proposal is entitled “Viral control of host gene expression through the DYRK1A/B and HIPK2 kinases”.
Meanwhile, Brennan Dirk, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Patricia Johnson, Department of Medical Biophysics, have received the Dean’s MSc to PhD Transfer Stipend. This will provide each student with $5,000 per year over three years toward their PhD stipend.
Dirk’s thesis proposal is entitled “Elucidating the molecular mechanisms mediating HIV-1 immune evasion”. He is working under the supervision of Jimmy Dikeakos, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Johnson’s thesis proposal is entitled “Three dimensional motion correction in MRI using spherical navigators”. Her supervisor is Maria Drangova, PhD, Department of Medical Biophysics.