MSc/PhD Program
Sarah Lam
First Name:
Sarah

Last Name:
Lam

Country:
Canada

 



Sarah Lam

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of Toronto

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (honours)

Major Subjects:
Neuroscience, Psychology

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular and cellular biology, neurosurgery, and animal models (C. elegans, rats)

Projects / Research:
2011: Studying the effects of neomycin on the ECoG recordings of the primary auditory cortex of the rat brain. Dr. Tzai-Wen Chiu, College of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Scholarships:
2012 – 2013: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2011 – 2012: The Mary Mounfield Scholarship
2011: Woodsworth College Summer Abroad Bursary


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

"The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory." - Ramón y Cajal.
Although Cajal's statement seems to still resonate in the 21st century, I believe that the scientific community has made significant advances in our understanding of the human brain. In the near future I would like to utilize the opportunities and modern techniques available to me to study model organisms of human neuropathology and neurodegenerative diseases.