Medical Biophysics

2019 MBP Summer Student Poster day a success!

Aug 14, 2019

Summer Student showcasing research poster

On Tuesday, August 13th, 2019, the Department of Medical Biophysics hosted the annual Downtown Summer Student Poster day in the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower main lobby.

The MBP Summer Student program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in biomedical research and to learn about the graduate program offered by the department. The poster day allows program participants to gain valuable experience presenting their work to others and helps to develop the skills required to engage in vibrant scientific interchange.

Approximately 30 of our downtown Summer Student participated in the Summer Student Poster day, showcasing the research they have engaged in on over the past months while working with an MBP supervisor. All posters were evaluated by a team of departmental judges made up of MBP faculty and upper-year graduate students. Awards were granted to the top presenters.


MBP Summer Student Poster Day awards

The Arthur Axelrad award is generously donated and presented annualy by the family of Dr. Arthur Axelrad, a former MBP researcher who was heavily involved in the MBP Summer Student Program during his time with the Department. This award is granted to the top research poster displayed at the Summer Student Poster Day and includes a $1000 prize. The recipient of the 2019 Arthur Axelrad award is Lauren Durland (Title: 'CD200 marks definitive hematopoietic mesoderm in hPSC differentiation cultures'), who worked under Dr. Gordon Keller.

Additional MBP Poster Day awards certificates were handed out by the department.

Award recipients:

  • 1st place: Georgia Thomas (Title:'Novel signature for stromal architecture: polarized light to differentiate myxoid vs sclerotic peritumoral human breast cancer stroma'), supervised by Dr. Alex Vitkin
  • 2nd place: Gazelle Halajha (Title: 'Epigenetic Compounds on MYC driven Tumorigenesis'), supervised by Dr. Linda Penn
  • 3rd place: Petra Famiyeh (Title: 'Targeting metabolic regulation of macrophages for lymphedema therapy'), supervised by Dr. Fei-Fei Liu

Congratulations to all our Poster Day winners.

Special thanks goes out to all participants, judges and event organizers.
 

More photos from the event:

Summer Student showcasing research poster

Summer Student showcasing research poster

Summer Student showcasing research poster

Summer Student showcasing research poster

Summer Student showcasing research poster

Summer Student showcasing research poster

Summer Student showcasing research poster