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Congratulations to Dr. Maria Alejandra Llanes Cuesta on Successfully Defending her PhD Thesis!

Following her BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Havana, Cuba, in 2016, Alejandra joined the Ph.D. program in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics under the supervision of Dr. Jun-Feng Wang. There, she studied the role of the thioredoxin system in chronic corticosterone treatment-impaired neuronal differentiation and enhanced neurodegeneration, as well … Read more

Alana Lamont in her thesis defense

Congratulations, Alana Lamont: Successfully Defending Her Master’s Thesis!

Alana Lamont embarked on her Master’s journey in May 2021, under the joint mentorship of Dr. Michael Jackson and Dr. Tiina Kauppinen, following her B.Sc. (Honours)- Co-op in Genetics at U of M. Her research looked at the regulation of microglial phagocytosis in the context of amyloidopathy in Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, she examined whether individual … Read more

Ph.D. student Jarrad Perron gains recognition + awards

Congratulations to Jarrad Perron for his recent awards and recognitions! Jarrad Perron is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ji Hyun Ko. His research excellence was recognized at the Manitoba Student Health Research Forum, where he was awarded the Dean of Graduate Studies Poster Award. Jarrad also … Read more