Mr. King’s poster and presentation were judged by professors from universities across Canada and ranked first amongst 73 posters entered into the competition. Mr. King’s poster was based on his undergraduate B. Sc. (Hons) project completed in Dr. Larijani’s lab in April 2012 and work during his first two months as a PhD-candidate graduate student.
The project explores the structure-function relationships of the enzyme activation-induced cytidine deaminase, which is involved in immunodeficiency and cancers such as leukemia/lymphomas. Mr. King’s work in Dr. Larijani’s lab during the past year has contributed to one published manuscript, one submitted manuscript and two manuscripts currently in preparation.
This research is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant and Mr. King holds a PhD fellowship from the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.
Justin King and supervisor Dr. Mani Larijani in front of Mr. King`s award-winning poster.