Announcement: Four Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate trainees receive 2016 Dean's Scholarship for Graduate Research

Four outstanding graduate students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have received the 2016 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research. 

Teresa Nunez de Villavicencio Diaz, Department of Biochemistry, and Farzad Asadi Jomnani, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, have received the PhD Scholarship. This will provide each student with $25,000 per year for four years. 

Meanwhile Yuwei Jiang, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Ashley Makela, Department of Medical Biophysics, have received the Dean’s MSc Transfer to PhD Scholarship for Graduate Research. This will provide each student with $5,000 each year over the remaining 3 years toward their PhD stipend.

Nunez de Villavicencio Diaz thesis proposal is entitled Deciphering the CK2-dependent hosphoproteome and its integration with regulatory post-translational modification networks, and she works under the supervision of David W. Litchfield, PhD.

Assadi Jomnani is working under the supervision of Savita Dhanvantari, PhD, and his thesis proposal is entitled Molecular Mechanisms of sorting Proglucagon to Secretory Granules.

Makela’s thesis proposal is entitled In Vivo tracking of tumour associated macrophages in breast cancer with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and she is working under the supervision of Paula Foster, PhD.

Jiang’s thesis proposal is entitled Investigate the repression of ribosome biogenesis in Huntington’s disease. His supervisor is Patrick Lajoie, PhD.