Student Success

A spot to highlight the many successes of our undergraduate and graduate students across all departments and centres.

Grad student develops computer codes to measure, track mitochondria

Andrew Valente, a student in the Department of Biological Sciences with an interest in computer coding, has developed a set of tools that researchers around the globe can freely access to better measure and understand the movements of mitochondrial networks.

Grad’s cancer research continues in the U.K. at University of Cambridge

Research that began in Brock’s labs has taken Biological Sciences grad, Lucas Maddalena (BSc ’12, MSc ’17) nearly 6,000 kilometres across the Atlantic to the University of Cambridge – one of the world’s most renowned institutions – where he accepted a prestigious $300,000 scholarship to complete his PhD.

Neuroscience student Ethan Foy wins Monster Pitch

The fifth-year neuroscience student won a $14,000 prize package at Monster Pitch, an entrepreneurial pitch competition hosted by the Brock Innovation Group in partnership with the Goodman School of Business and BioLinc. His winning business idea is called LifePoints – a mobile application that would offer monetary rewards to its users based on the time they spent at fitness facilities.

Combining two passions; science and business

Feryaal Ahmed chose to pursue a degree in Biophysics, combining her love of both biology and physics. During her time at Brock, she was particularly interested and inspired by the work of Professor Thad Harroun who uses neutron beams to study molecular behaviours. Summers spent working in Harroun’s lab led to her ultimate career path. Currently Feryaal is working on her MSc in Business Analytics.

From Brock to leading scientist

Drew Marquardt’s early research – conducted under Brock University Professor Thad Harroun’s supervision – earned him a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2012. Since then, he has traveled abroad to work with other leading scientists in his field. Currently, Drew is a professor at the University of Windsor where he is establishing a reputation as a leading scientist in his own right.