Kenneth Wu, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

Kenneth Wu

Year of Study:  3 (PhD)
Student’s Name: Kenneth Wu
Graduate Department: Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Country of Residence: Canada

Why Faculty of Medicine? I chose the Faculty of Medicine because of its prestigious reputation, excellent quality and diversity in research.  It offers trainings in a wide variety of subjects and research skills.  Also the faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine are world leaders in research in their field of expertise.

Why this Department? There were two main reasons why I applied for Rehabilitation Sciences program.  The first reason was my supervisor, Dr Sunita Mathur.  I did some research projects with Sunita before, so I knew that I would like to work with her and learn from her for my graduate study; and she is a faculty in Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI).  The second reason was that rehabilitation sciences are the subject that my research interest is closest to.

Current Research Experience: My research topic is on peripheral skeletal muscle structure and function in adults with cystic fibrosis.  The main focus of my research is on the relationship between genetic mutations and muscle structure and function; and the cellular feature and markers of muscle atrophy in cystic fibrosis.  These are the first step to establish evidence-based and personalized exercise program for adults with cystic fibrosis.  I started with a part-time MSc program; and was transferred to a full-time PhD program.

Future Education Plans and/or Career Goals: Following my PhD, I plan to pursue a post-doctoral study to further solidify my knowledge and skills in research, and work towards being an independent investigator.  My career goal is to pursue to become a clinician scientist. 

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