Congratulations to the Bowdish lab’s newest summer/thesis student, Keith Lee on winning a summer studentship from the Canadian Society of Immunology. These competitions are increasingly competitive and it is an honour to be recognized. Well done, Keith!
May 2nd update – Keith also won a BHSc summer scholarship. Great start, Keith!
The newest member of the Bowdish lab, Charles Yin, has won a prestigious NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award. Charles will be joining the lab for the summer and as a thesis student and studying the signalling capacity of the scavenger receptors. We’ll be posting a picture of him soon. Congratulations Charles!
See this link for the application.
The Bowdish lab will accept 1 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research award applicant and one Canadian Society of Immunology applicant for this year's thesis students. Please see FAQ page to determine if you are eligible to work in the Bowdish lab.
Sarah Chauvin won a prestigious NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) to work in the Bowdish lab this summer. Fiona Whelan (MSc candidate) won “best poster” at a CREST meeting (Current research in Engineering, Science & Technology) hosted by the WISE initiative and Alicja Puchta (PhD candidate) won a travel scholarship to attend a recent Keystone meeting (Immunity in the Respiratory Tract: Challenges of the Lung Environment). Way to go Team!
All summer student and thesis student positions for the upcoming year have been filled. Also please note that we do not accept volunteers for the summer semester.
The Bowdish lab has two positions for six week course students (e.g. Biochem 3A03/Health Science 3H03 or other disciplines). These positions are designed for students who are considering a 4th year thesis project but want to have the advantage of full time immersion in the lab during the summer. We have two projects available, one on the role of monocytes/macrophages in host defence against Streptococcus pneumoniae and the other on the discovery of novel signalling motifs in the macrophage scavenger receptors. Students will be required to write a 1 page outline of their research goals at the beginning of their project, to meet daily with their bench supervisor and bi-weekly with Dr. Bowdish and to write a 4-5 page report on their research project in a journal format and will be graded on these written reports in addition to their progress at the bench. Students are strongly encouraged to have WHMIS, Fire Safety and BSL2 safety training prior to commencing their project. If you are interested, please see our FAQ page for requirements and if you are qualified, please contact Dr. Bowdish directly.
The Bowdish lab’s first member, Zhongyuan Tu, has won a summer studentship award from the IIDR for his proposal called “How does the macrophage scavenger receptor MARCO signal?”. Zhongyuan will be starting in the lab in May and will continue on as a thesis student. During this time he will study the role of the macrophage scavenger receptor MARCO in adhesion, motility and phagocytosis. Congratulations Zhongyuan!