Top stories from March 2016 Current Affairs

If you didn’t have a chance to read the March 2016 issue of Current Affairs, get caught up on the top read stories of the month.

Embracing her animal instincts
After completing veterinarian school in her home country of Germany, Nina Weishaupt, PhD, DVM, was compelled to make a career switch. The postdoctoral fellow now uses her inquisitive mind to conduct research on cardiovascular risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

Changing the game for bacterial resistance
In the ongoing battle against multi-drug resistant bacteria, Brandon Banaschewski, BMSc’12, PhD Candidate, is dedicated to fortifying frontline defenses. He’s determined to develop stronger therapeutic treatments for respiratory diseases like cystic fibrosis.

Channeling a passion for pannexin research
Silvia Penuela, PhD, studies pannexin channels and their role in diseases like melanoma and stroke. In this Q&A, the assistant professor sat down with us to discuss her journey from Colombia to Canada, her love of salsa dancing, and the importance of her research.

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