Allison Nixon recently received the Doctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This award is given out to talented graduate students working in the field of breast cancer research. Allison proposed to investigate the role of specific sugar modifications in breast cancer cells for in vivo functional genomics.
Three students successfully defended their Master’s theses this summer including:
1) Sylvia Wong for her thesis entitled “The Generation of Synthetic Antibody Reagents for Clostridium difficile Toxin”.
2) Rashida Williams for her thesis entitled “Generation of Anti-CD133 Human Synthetic Antibodies as Tools for Exploring CD133 Function”.
3) Esther Lau for her thesis entitled “Generation of human synthetic antibodies to investigate the biological functions of the receptor tyrosine kinases HER3 and PTK7”.
Dr. Jelena Tomic has been awarded the Charles H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship, in recognition of her research excellence. The fellowship is awarded annually to a highly-qualified graduate who is no more than 2 years out of grad school and who demonstrates outstanding research potential in the fields of molecular, genetic or genomic research. Congratulations Jels!!