M.Sc. Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences / Engineering, McMaster University, anticipated 2014-2015
B.Sc. (Honours) Life Sciences, University of Toronto, 2012
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Health Science Centre, Room 4H31
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
Shahrzad completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto, majoring in Human Biology and Zoology. She joined the Li lab in 2012 as an M.Sc. student and is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in the very same lab.
In her leisure time, she tries doing things she wants to do but she has never tried before. However, spending time with her loved ones and reading poetry are constants!
Happiness to me is: the realization that “Everything in the universe is within you [when] you start asking all from yourself and knock at the door of your own heart, instead of every other door.” -Rumi
My research focuses on exploration of IbsC/SibC type 1 toxin-antitoxin pair for applications in novel gene targeting and therapeutics design.
- McMaster Graduate Scholarship, 2012
- McMaster Research Scholarship, 2012
- Peter F. Bonfman Woodsworth Award
- Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship