The Department of Medical Biophysics Summer Student Poster Day took place on August 14. Over twenty undergraduate students had the opportunity to give a poster presentation summarizing the research they conducted over the summer. Students were able to hone their presentation skills and engage in scientific discussions with peers and colleagues.
Thanks to the generous support from the Axelrad family and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Dr. Arthur Axelrad Summer Student Excellence Award was introduced in honour of the late Dr. Arthur Axelrad. Dr. Axelrad was a Senior Scientist at University Health Network and one of the founding members of the Ontario Cancer Institute, now the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He was a member of several departments at the University of Toronto, including the Department of Medical Biophysics, and was recognized for his contributions with the prestigious title of University Professor. Dr. Axelrad had a particular interest in cultivating the minds of young scientists, and often invited science fair winners to work in his lab during the summer. The goal was to give these students an opportunity to have a first-hand experience in the world of research.
Winnie Xu, a summer student in Dr. Michael Hoffman’s lab, was this year’s recipient of the Dr. Arthur Axelrad Excellence Award for her work in cancer research.
The ORT congratulates all of the winners of the MBP Summer Student Poster Day: Winnie Xu, Peter Lin, Meinusha Govindarajan and Elena Dybner.
The ORT would also like to extend a thank you to the Axelrad family for attending this year’s Summer Student Poster Day as well as their ongoing support to help cultivate the future minds of research!
Dr. Arthur Axelrad’s daughters-in-law, sons and granddaughter pictured with the recipient of the award. (L-R) Stephanie Axelrad, Susan Axelrad, Rob Axelrad, Winnie Xu, Brigitte Talevski and David Axelrad.
Participants of the 2018 Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) Summer Student Poster Day with MBP Summer Student Program Coordinator Dr. Benjamin Haibe-Kains and MBP Chair Dr. Thomas Kislinger.