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June 20, 2011

IRIC Welcomes its Scholars from the First Edition of its NEXT GENERATION Internship Awards

It promises to be productive summer for twelve undergraduate students

 

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal has recently welcomed the winners of the first edition of its NEXT GENERATION Internship Awards program. Following the evaluation of more than 155 applications from undergraduate students from 26 universities in six Canadian provinces, the judges selected 12 students who stood out by the exceptional nature of their academic record, their motivation and their great interest in scientific research. In addition to being awarded a scholarship valued at $ 4.251, these young scientists will have the opportunity to do a summer internship of three months in a laboratory and participate in all scientific and academic activities held at the Institute.

 

  • Stephani Arulthas, undergraduate student in microbiology and immunology at McGill University, an intern in the team of Martine Raymond, internship project entitled « Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis in Candida albicans ».
  • Sophie Cousineau, undergraduate student in biopharmaceutical sciences at the Ottawa University, interne in the team of Trang Hoang, internship project entitled « SCL and LMO1 oncogenes disrupt thymocyte development ».
  • Marc-Antoine de la Vega, undergraduate student in microbiology at the Sherbrooke University, intern in the team of Damien D'Amours, internship project entitled « Regulation of cell division by mitotic kinases : mechanistic role in cancer ».
  • Kimberley Gauthier, undergraduate student in biology at York University, intern in the team of Jean-Claude Labbé, internship project entitled « Characterization of the activity of the tumor suppressor PAR-4/LKB1 in cell polarity and asymmetric cell division ».
  • Steven Long, undergraduate student in life sciences at Queen’s University, intern in the team of Marc Therrien, internship project entitled « Characterization of the dimerization modes of RAF family kinases ».
  • Jessy Meng, undergraduate student in biochemistry at New-Brunswick University, intern in the team Benjamin Kwok, internship project entitled « Characterization of a mitotic motor protein (kif14) that is linked to cancer progression ».
  • Marian Moalim-Nour, undergraduate student in biochemistry at Ottawa University, intern in the team of Guy Sauvageau, internship project entitled « Understanding the role of the methyltransferase EZH2/1 in stem cell biology and differentiation ».
  • Maxime Paquin, undergraduate student in biomedical sciences at l’Université de Montréal, intern in the team of Vincent Archambault, internship project entitled « Proteomics of the cell cycle in Drosophila ».
  • Yannic Phélippé, undergraduate student in biomedical sciences at l’Université de Montréal, internship project entitled «Development of predictive markers for resistance to hormonal therapy of breast cancer ».
  • Ibrahim Rashid, undergraduate student in life sciences at Toronto University, internship in the team of Amy Shaud Maddox, internship project entitled «Quantitative assays for contractile ring assembly during cell division ».
  • Desmond She, undergraduate student in pathobiology at Trinity College, Toronto University, intern in the team of Gregory Emery, internship project entitled « Generation of Drosophila mutants for candidate Rab11-GAP proteins ».
  • Karine Solomon, undergraduate student in biological sciences at York University, intern in the team of Sébastien Carréno, internship project entitled « Understanding how cell shape transformations are regulated during cell division ».

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 “The NEXT GENERATION Internship Awards program offers undergraduate students a complete immersion in the field of biomedical research,” explains Patrick Lacasse, the program’s coordinator. “In addition to their research project, they are invited to assist to the theoretical classes being held as part of IRIC’s summer school in systems biology and to partake in the variety of scientific activities offered at the Institute such as the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series, our RNA therapy symposium and progress reports. This training will surely have an impact on these students’ academic development and their vision of the field of cancer research.”

 

For more information on the NEXT GENERATION Internship Awards program and about the various programs offered at IRIC:

 

Patrick Lacasse

IRIC | Université de Montréal

514.343.5797

patrick.lacasse@umontreal.ca


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Carolyne Lord
IRIC | Université de Montréal
514.343.7282
carolyne.lord@umontreal.ca

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