Governor General’s Award to Rashik Ahmed, PhD student with Giuseppe Melacini
One of this year’s winners is familiar to our department, as he is studying with Dr. Giuseppe Melacini.
RASHIK AHMED, FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Ahmed received his Honours BSc in biochemistry from McMaster and is graduating with a PhD in the biochemistry and biomedical sciences program. His doctoral research focuses on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
He is passionate about advocating for patients and families suffering from neurodegenerative disorders and disseminating research in this area.
He has been supported by the Canada Institute of Health Research CGS-M and CGS-D fellowships and is a recipient of the Thomas Neilson scholarship.
He is grateful to his PhD supervisor, Giuseppe Melacini, for fostering in him a passion for scientific research and commitment to the dissemination of knowledge and mentorship of students.