Originally from Mali, I arrived in Canada in 2013 and completed a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry with Honours from the Université de Saint-Boniface (2018). During my B.Sc., I met different co-op research appointments; the first was at JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Centre (2016), working on new techniques to detect HIV proteins. My second co-op was at the Saint Boniface Hospital Research Centre (2017), investigating the growth of dorsal root ganglion neurite outgrowth in the presence of forskolin. For further improvement, I completed an M.Sc. in Immunology (2020) with a thesis entitled Modulatory effect of Chromofungin on Apoptosis and ER stress pathways. My project was to understand the impact of Chromofungin, a chromogranin A-derived peptide, during the development of gut inflammation using a murine model of colitis on endoplasmic stress and apoptosis. I have received several awards, including Mindel & Tom Olenick Research Studentships in Medicine. I am interested in pharmacology reason why I joined the Wright Lab.
M.Sc. in Immunology, 2020
University of Manitoba
B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology, 2018
University of Université de Saint-Boniface