Ryan Wang, a student in the Czubryt laboratory (Molecular Pathophysiology), has been very busy this spring – racking up a Genome Prairie Genomics Award, first place overall in the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (Manitoba Chapter) competition, as well as preparing to graduate from St. John’s-Ravenscourt School. And now he can add to his impressive accomplishments a 4th place finish at the National Competition held May 22, 2014 in Ottawa.
Wang’s work on the project, “Identification and functional characterization of putative phosphorylation sites on scleraxis”, underpinned a patent application that was filed last month “I’m very pleased to see his hard work pay dividends. He put tremendous effort into mastering the many skills that went into the project, spent countless hours in the lab, and really studied the literature to get a firm understanding of the field” says Dr. Michael Czubryt.
The Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) is a national competition that has aimed to expose students and teachers to biotechnology for the last 20 years and fosters the development of the next generation of scientists in three areas of this new science: health, agriculture and the environment.