Alicja Puchta was the first PhD student to graduate from the Bowdish lab. She’s gone on to a career in law. Read all about how her PhD training prepared her for her current career here.
On average Dr. Bowdish receives 100+ applications for 1-2 thesis positions. Currently all 2019/20 thesis positions are filled and Dr. Bowdish will only entertain exceptional candidates who are eligible to apply for NSERC-USRA or other scholarships. Before applying please be aware that…
- Positions in the Bowdish lab are best suited to students seeking a career in research and consequently Dr. Bowdish does not provide reference letters for medical school.
- Please read the FAQ page before applying. http://www.bowdish.ca/lab/faq/
Dr Bowdish is the Canadian Lung Association’s spokesperson for World Pneumonia Day (November 12, 2018). Here she discusses the importance of being vaccinated for pneumonia….
She also speaks to Zoomer Magazine about pneumonia, vaccinations and the aging immune system here…
To get a sense of the other lung research going on in the Bowdish lab, see our Instagram page: house.macrophage
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are immature myeloid cells whose
immunosuppressive activities contribute to cancer and other diseases. MDSCs
appear to increase with age, and this presumably contributes to immunosuppression
and the increased incidence of certain diseases. Why MDSCs increase with
age is not entirely clear. Herein we present evidence that MDSC expansion is due
in part to age-related changes in hematopoiesis, including the acquisition of
mutations that favor myelopoiesis, which are compounded by changes in the
aging microenvironment that favor the production of MDSCs.
Congratulations Sara for winning the Gerald T Simons award for her presentation at the Microscopical Society of Canada and Microscopical Society of America (M&M2018) in Baltimore.
To read her award winning abstract, click here.
Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Loukov on successfully defending her thesis entitled “Age-Associated Inflammation impairs Myeloid Development and Monocyte & Macrophage Function”!
The Bowdish lab would like to congratulate our latest MSc, Grace Teskey on a great MSc defence. Congratulations Grace!
Congratulations to Melissa Ling, a former Bowdish lab undergraduate thesis student who was accepted to Yale University’s Masters of Medical Science in the Physician Associate Program. This prestigious program has a 3.6% acceptance rate so we are very proud of her.
Best of luck Melissa!
Pictured here in her Bowdish lab days.