Celebrating your recent achievements

Congratulations to all faculty, staff and trainees on your recent accomplishments and successes.

Jacqueline Dron, PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, was recognized as a rising star by the Journal of Lipid Research, associated with her presentation at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. She is supervised by Dr. Rob Hegele.

Michael Tauro completed his MSc degree with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He was supervised by Martin Duennwald, PhD.

Dr. Matthew Cecchini, a resident in anatomical pathology, received the Ontario Medical Association's Resident Achievement Award.

Sarah Singh, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, received the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award. She is supervised by Stephanie Frisbee, PhD.

Bethany Radford and David Zuanazzi from the Department of Biochemistry successfully defended their PhD theses.

Michael Iacocca and Christopher Chiasson from the Department of Biochemistry successfully defended their MSc theses.

Muhan (Violet) Lui and Pirunthan Perampalam from the Department of Biochemistry received Travel Awards from the Centre for Translational Cancer Research.

Congratulations to the trainees who received awards at the Imaging Network of Ontario's 2019 Symposium:


First Place

Katie Parkins, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Dual bioluminescence imaging reveals remarkable tumour self-seeding of spontaneous and experimental metastases in mice

Second Place

Adam Paish, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Iterative Design of a Small-Animal Hip-Hemiarthroplasty Model for Preclinical Orthopaedic Research

Third Place

Ajay Rajaram, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics
NNeMo (Neonatal NeuroMonitor): A non-invasive optical device for assessing the coupling of cerebral blood flow and energy metabolism in the developing brain

Honorable Mentions

Seva Ioussoufovitch, Biomedical Engineering

Erind Alushaj, MSc Candidate, Neuroscience

Alexander Matheson, MSc Candidate, Medical Biophysics


First Place

Mahsa Bataghva, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Microvessel Detection in Power Doppler Ultrasound Using Adaptive Singular Value Decomposition Clutter Filtering

Second Place

Amy Schranz, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Metabolite Levels Differ in Contact and Non-Contact Sport Female Varsity Athletes

Honorable Mentions

Maryam Mozaffari, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics

Jessica Rodgers, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Hui Wang, Biomedical Engineering