Pharmacology and Toxicology
Student Name: Mable Wing Yan Chan
Supervisors: Dr. Yufeng Tong, Dr. Denis Grant, Dr. J. Martin Wojtowicz
Mable graduated with an Honours Bachelor's of Science as a Pharmacology specialist. Her first experience in research was a ROP299 project in Physiology with Dr. Martin Wojtowicz, investigating the effects of stress on adult neurogenesis. In the subsequent summer, she completed a summer pharmacology research exchange course, PCL397, with Dr. Francis C. W. Chan at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, elucidating the effects of traditional Chinese medicine on ischemic stroke. Within the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, she was completed a term as a research student at Dr. Denis Grant's lab to support his research with aromatic amines and tumorigenesis. Her fourth year thesis project continued into the cancer field, investigating the role of ubiquitination in carcinogenesis and cancer therapy, at the Structural Genomics Consortium under Dr. Yufeng Tong.
Outside of research, Mable was on the executive council of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Student Association (PTSA) for three years, acting as Director of Communications, and later, Co-President. She was also a peer mentor for the PTSA Mentorship Program. For her extracurricular involvement, as well as academic achievement, she received the Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE) Undergraduate Student Leadership Award. Other academic awards included the Dr. Walter Roschlau Memorial Award in Pharmacology and the Lois Dove Biochemistry Student Achievement Award.
Mable will be starting a Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering in September 2016 under Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.