John has been awarded a research grant of $7,739 from Western’s Academic Development Fund Small Grants program. This grant will be used to purchase equipment to be used in experiments on vibrating-wire rheometry.
Congratulations to Peter Wright, who will be starting a new job with State of the Art Acoustik in Ottawa at the beginning of January! Peter did his undergrad work here at Western, including an honors thesis with John de Bruyn. He got an M.Sc. from the University of Ottawa, then returned to John’s group at Western as a Research Assistant in July. Here Peter has been working on ultra-violet light scattering. In his new job, he’ll be modeling and designing room acoustics.
M.Sc. student Masha Goiko’s poster on “Cellular Mechanisms of Force Generation in Antibody Mediated Phagocytosis” won first prize at the 2012 Infection and Immunity Research Forum. Masha’s research is co-supervised by John de Bruyn and Bryan Heit from Western’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology.