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McGill alumnus develops one-handed surgical knot-tying method

McGill alumnus Farah Na’el Musharbash has created a new method to tie surgical knots that only requires the use of one hand, which can be greatly advantageous to a surgeon. After attending McGill University from 2012 to 2015, Musharbash began medical school at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He worked closely… Keep Reading

Rob Harkness (left) and Justin Di Trani (right) have been working on their PhDs for four years. (Natalie Vineberg / McGill Tribune)
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What’s it like getting a chemistry PhD?

“I can’t sleep some nights if I’m thinking about a model,” Rob Harkness said, laughing. Though easy to misinterpret, Harkness, a chemistry PhD student from the Mittermaier lab—who study biological systems primarily using calorimetry and NMR—is in fact talking about science.  “I’ve woken up some nights to text my supervisor, ‘Is it this?’” he explained.… Keep Reading

U3 student Yarden Arane is developing a thinking computer. (Natalie Vineberg / McGill Tribune)
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This month in student research: Yarden Arane

Most engineering students  take on a year-long project during their final year at McGill, where students must work with a professor or in an industry position. When Yarden Arane, U3 Software Engineering, had to pick his, he chose Professor Jeremy Cooperstock, the director of the Shared Reality Lab at McGill.  “[I] approached Professor Cooperstock and… Keep Reading

Choosing between medical and graduate school can be a daunting task. (Cordelia Cho / McGill Tribune)
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McGill 101: How to get career experience in the sciences

Deciding what to do after graduation is hard for all undergraduates. While some are blessed with the secure knowledge of what their future holds, for most, that’s not the case. For Science students, the most common choices are graduate or medical school. While undergraduate studies, for the most part, provide all the necessary skills and… Keep Reading

(L-A Benoit / McGill Tribune)
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This Month in Student Research: Valérie Losier

When Valérie Losier, a U3 Physics major, holds up the project she’s been working on for the past academic year, it doesn’t look like the next generation of breast cancer detection technology. Nonetheless, the device—a labyrinth of wires connecting computers and sensors to a bra—may soon become common sight in hospitals and doctors’ offices. The… Keep Reading

(Jack Neal / McGill Tribune )
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This Month in Student Research: Adam Marks

Dr. Claudio Cuello told Adam Marks that he could have a job if he found someone in the lab to take him on as an undergraduate researcher. Accepting the challenge, Marks approached a masters student to ask for a role. Two years later, the two of them are under review for publication, with another study… Keep Reading

(L-A Benoit / McGill Tribune)
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This month in student research: Travis Chen

Travis Chen calls his current lab work a serendipitous event. The U3 pharmacology major has spent the last three years working with two major ant species—Formicidae and Myrmicine. “Like every first year, I was thinking about [medical] school [and] I was volunteering at a hospital, and [that’s when I] realized it wasn’t for me,” Chen… Keep Reading

From left to right: Dr. Susan Law, Safina Adatia, Jennifer Somera, Marie-France Brizard. (Photo courtesy of Safina Adatia)
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This month in student research: Safina Adatia

  New mothers are already under stressful situations, and to help minimize this, Safina Adatia has been studying the effect noise has on new mothers. Adatia, a student pursuing a Master of Science degree in family medicine, conducts her research in the postpartum ward of St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal.  The idea for the project came… Keep Reading

(Cordelia Cho / McGill Tribune)
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This month in student research: Jacob Kantorowitz

As a third-year pharmacology major, Jacob Kantorowitz has spent the past year in the Whiteway lab studying an interesting fungus that is genetically similar to yeast-Candida albicans. Kantorowitz has been researching C. albican fungal infections, which are the cause of thousands of deaths of immunocompromised individuals in Canada every year. C. albican, Kantorowitz explains, will… Keep Reading

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