In addition to Sarah completing her Honours project focusing on the genetics of polycystic ovary syndrome, we are also thrilled that Sarah will be staying on in the lab as a Co-op student!
Thanks to some very clever people in the lab, we successfully completed this escape room game (despite “helpful” contributions from the PI)
We are really proud of all of MacKenzie’s hard work!
Danielle will be joining us remotely from the UK to perform a systematic review of the use of polygenic risk scores in the field of pharmacogenomics.
This funding has been provided to support a collaboration between the University of Manitoba and Stellenbosch University in South Africa to develop (i) a genomics analysis pipeline for the improved diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases in Manitoba and South Africa and (ii) workshops aimed at training graduate students in Neurogenomics & Precision Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Canada and Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
MacKenzie will be working on developing a polygenetic risk score to predict chemotherapy-induced ototoxicity (hearing loss) and using drug repurposing analyses to identify otoprotectants to prevent this debilitating adverse drug reaction.
Sarah will be using transcriptome-wide association analyses to identify genes that contribute to polycystic ovary syndrome.
Excited to have MacKenzie Sarvis join the Drögemöller lab as a summer student