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Congratulations to Carley Miki, the 2022 Ross Hallett Memorial Scholarship in Biophysics Winner!

Carley Miki obtained her Honours BSc in Nanoscience from the University of Guelph in 2012, with a Minor in Physics. In her honours project, Carley used rheology to measure the viscosity of water-based dispersions of phytoglycogen (PG) nanoparticles that are produced in the kernels of sweet corn. She observed a very large increase in the zero-shear viscosity as the PG concentration was increased. A graduate student built on her initial results, and this led to a 2018 Soft Matter paper on which Carley was a co-author.

Congratulations Xiao Peng! The 2020 Ross Hallett Memorial Scholarship in Biophysics Winner

Peng Xiao obtained his BSc in Physics from Beijing University, and his MSc in Condensed Matter Physics from Brock University. He began his PhD in Biophysics at the University of Guelph in 2016, determining, at the atomic level, how membrane proteins fold into their functional states. This subject is both of fundamental importance and of medical relevance, as membrane protein misfolding is associated with many debilitating disorders.

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