EPIC Doctoral Award recipient Justin Vigar is using synthetic biology to develop rapid, low-cost diagnostic tools to combat infectious diseases. He and his lab mates are creating a customizable, paper-based platform that uses pocket-sized slips of paper with genetic circuits embedded onto them. The circuitry is built by freeze drying proteins and other molecular components, which function as amplifiers and sensors, directly onto the paper.
Four Black undergraduate students reflect on their experiences in the EPIC Inspire Summer Studentship program
Undergraduate student Mary Addo working in a lab at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. September 11, 2023 By Betty Zou As the summer winds down and students start returning to class, four undergraduate students working across Toronto are reflecting back on their...
Hannah Kozlowski is the inaugural recipient of the Future Leaders Prize from the Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium. The prize, to be awarded annually, recognizes outstanding PhD graduates at the University of Toronto who have completed an excellent infectious disease-focused thesis and demonstrated leadership outside of their scientific studies.
Karen Yeung is leading critical research to understand how our immune systems respond to influenza infection and how we might be able to leverage that knowledge to create a long-lasting, universal flu vaccine. A fourth-year PhD student in the department of immunology at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Yeung is one of 31 recipients of the inaugural Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) Doctoral Awards, which supports outstanding students pursuing infectious disease research.
As a recipient of the inaugural Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) Doctoral Awards, which supports outstanding students pursuing infectious disease research, Afia Amoako is driven by her person-centred ethos to examine the unequal landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto. Her goal? To provide a deeper, more nuanced understanding of how people living in this city experienced COVID-19.
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