May 15, 2012: Several students who work in the labs of members of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research were present at the recent Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary.
Pictured, Robert Gale, a master’s student in IIDR member Eric Brown’s lab, explains his research into the biosynthesis of long phosphate-rich anionic polymers prevalent in the cell walls of most Gram-positive bacteria called wall teichoic acids (WTAs). Pictured with Gale are Tomasz Czarny, far left, a master's student in the Brown lab, and Andrew King, centre, a master’s student in IIDR director Gerry Wright’s lab.
The annual plenary celebrates the research achievements of the Faculty of Health Sciences graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The open forum event included multiple poster and oral sessions over the course of three days. Winning posters will be on display in the Jan and Mien Heersink Reading Pavilion the afternoon of Wednesday, May 16th, with an awards reception to follow.
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