Featured day in the life of: Michelle, Masters of Science student focused on the effects of flaxseed and it’s oil.

Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m a 2nd year MSc student at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on the effects of flaxseed and it’s oil, lignan, and fiber components on the gut microbiome and surrounding tissue structures. The microbiome is continually influenced by your diet and it’s respective metabolic products (e.g. short chain fatty acids, enterolignans). And flaxseed is an […]

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Featured ‘Day in the Life’: Rada, PhD candidate in technical sciences.

Hi everyone!  I am Rada and I am a final year PhD Candidate in technical sciences at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. My research is focused on developing machine learning models for implementation in the industry and industrial processes, with the aim of lowering the ecological footprint by controlling the use of fossil and renewable energy. I also work as […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Michelle, Doctoral Student in Behavioural Neuroscience

Hello to all! I am Michelle Martínez, a 3rd year Doctoral student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am part of a neuroscience lab where we model addiction in humans through pre-clinical models. More specifically, we investigate the underlying neural, cognitive, behavioral and molecular pharmacological mechanisms that drive nicotine addiction and the […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Joni, PhD candidate in The Fish Lab.

Hey there! I’m Joni and I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in The Fish Lab at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My PhD research is focussed on understanding the behavioural ecology of stingrays, with a particular focus on their interactions with humans. Specifically, I study the smooth stingray, which is Australia’s largest species of stingray. These charismatic megafauna are […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Lidya, PhD Candidate in Chemical Biology and Blogger.

Hello! My name is Lidya Salim, and I am a PhD Candidate at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, ON, Canada. I work in a Chemical Biology lab and especialize in Nucleic Acid Chemistry. I am currently exploring the synthesis of short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) bearing novel chemical modifications to improve their pharmacological properties. I recently launched my STEMthusiast blog (www.STEMthusiast.net), […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Jayne-Louise second year PhD candidate in cancer research.

Hello! My name is Jayne-Louise (AKA SlinkyScience) and I am a second year PhD Candidate in cancer research with the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute based at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. My lab group has a focus on cancer cell biology, which means we look at the inner workings of normal cells and cancer cells to try […]

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Featured Day in the Life of: Hajer, graduate student using brain imaging technology to understand neurodevelopmental disorders

Hi everyone, I’m Hajer Nakua, a second-year graduate student at the University of Toronto, Canada. My work uses brain imaging technology (such as MRI) to understand the relationship between behavioural constructs and brain circuits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Almost all my work is conducted on very powerful computers or computing systems!  As with any grad student, my day to […]

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