Nicholas van Heijst obtained his Honours BSc in Nanoscience from the University of Guelph. He joined the Dutcher Lab as an undergraduate student in 2019, completed his MSc in 2021, and is currently a PhD student in the Dutcher Lab.
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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 to Hurmiz Shamana on being awarded the F.R. Hallett Memorial Scholarship in Biophysics for 2021. Hurmiz was selected based on his academic achievements and ability in biophysics research as demonstrated through publications, presentations, and the mastery of his research area. This graduate scholarship was established in memory of Professor Ross Hallett to honour his contributions to research in biophysics, as well as his academic life in the Department of Physics, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and the University of Guelph.
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.
Congratulations to Erin Shelton on receiving the Ross F. Hallett Memorial Scholarship in Biophyiscs.