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Congratulations to Pranav Mishra, PhD candidate working for the Synaptic Plasticity and Cellular Memory Dysfunction Lab, who has been awarded two major grants and also took first place in the Manitoba Neuroscience Network photo contest. Mishra is co-supervised by Dr. Benedict Albensi and Dr. Paul Fernyhough, Principal Investigator, Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration Lab, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders.

  • Mishra has been named this year’s recipient of the McCrorie-West Family Fellowship for Alzheimer Research, a fellowship award to support promising students who plan on making a career in research for the treatment or cure of Alzheimer disease.
  • He also earned the Dr. Mark Nickerson Grad Entrance Scholarship in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. award which recognizes the most academically deserving student entering the graduate studies program in a given calendar year.

“Pranav Mishra is a relatively new PhD candidate in my lab who has only been here here for a little over one year. Since he came on board during a pandemic he has still managed to win three awards — so, well done Pranav!” said Dr. Benedict Albensi, Principal Investigator, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders at St. Boniface Hospital Research.

Mishra, who is working remotely from India due to the pandemic, shared that he felt extremely happy to receive these awards and is motivated to be even better.

Congratulations from everyone here at St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre and the Division of Neurodegenerative Diseases.