Research assistants share their work at Summer Student Poster Day


Second year Nutrition student Hira Ghani presenting her summer research project to judges at the 1st annual Summer Student Poster Day

The inaugural event showcased student projects from research teams in nutrition, health care delivery, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Every summer, undergraduate students make important contributions to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition's research endeavours. On September 7, thirteen undergraduate research assistants shared their research findings with the academic community during the college’s 1st Summer Student Poster Day. The event capped-off a summer of varied research and professional development activities exposing students to research (many of whom are in professional streams); providing valuable hands-on experience; and introducing the possibility of future graduate studies.

Graduate and post-doctoral trainees organized the event and judged the posters and oral presentations. Cash prizes for best posters, made possible by a generous donation from Petcurean Pet Nutrition Inc., were awarded to the following student researchers:

  • Teagan Holt, 1st year Pharmacy student

1st Prize ($250) for Comparison between C13 and deuterated Dansyl Chloride for differential isotope labelling targeted metabolomic application, co-authored with M. Khamis, D. Adamko, and A. El-Aneed, supervised by Dr. El-Aneed.

  • Tatianna Orlowski, 1st year Pharmacy student

2nd Prize ($150) for Topical Nifedipine for Reynaud’s Phenomenon, co-authored with J. Syeda, M. Mohammed, and E. Wasan, supervised by Dr. Ellen Wasan.

  • Jasleen Saini, 2nd year Arts & Science student

3rd Prize ($100) for The Effects of Selective Pacemaker Channel (Ih) Blocker on Synaptic Plasticity and Neuronal Death in Rat Hippocampus, co-authored with F. Cayabyab, supervised by Dr. Cayabyab.



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