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Two students from St. Boniface Hospital Research took home two very competitive prizes, a gold and a silver medal, at the recently held Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS).  The MSSS is the province’s largest annual science event, open to students grades 4-12. Each year some 550 young scientists attend MSSS to present their research to top scientists and industry experts, competing for medals, specials awards, scholarships, program enrollments and trips worth over $30,000.

Congratulations to Rasnoor Singh Goraya, a Grade 11 student at Seven Oaks High School. Rasnoor has been volunteering in Dr. Jeff Wigle’s lab under an internship program and his gold-medal project was titled:  “The Role of Glucose In Controlling Transcriptional Regulators of Fibroblast Activation”.

The silver medal went to Navkirat Kaur also a Gr. 11 student at Seven Oaks, interning with Dr. Ian Dixon. Navkirat’s project was entitled,  “Living Valves” with the goal to seed fibroblasts to ECM scaffolds that are decellularized and also antigen-removed. 

Well done to both of you, and congrats to your supervisors and lab mentors for their excellent guidance.