RISE Students with ABC Supervisors

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From left to right: Kimberly Begemann, Sabrin Sajana, Ryann Carpenter, Anne-Marie Neumann, Sherif Idriss, Kathy Tam

Our GRK1957 "Adipocyte-Brain Crosstalk" PhD program successfully recruited 3 bachelor students from the USA and Canada in the DAAD RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) program from June to August 2019.

Ryann Carpenter from the Washington Lee University has completed a three-month project with ABC doctoral researcher Anne-Marie Neumann on "Dietary regulation of tissue circadian clock function in mice".

Sabrin Sajana from the University of Ottawa has conducted an experiment on the same topic as Ryann with another doctoral researcher Kimberly Begemann from the Institute of Neurobiology.

Kathy Tam from McGill University has worked on "Analysis of Amigo2 expression and function in hypothalamic astrocytes" with Sherif Idriss, who has acted as supervisor for RISE students since 2018.

Both the students and their supervisors have confirmed that they have benefited substantially from this learning/teaching experience. For the ABC doctoral researchers supervising an international bachelor student may enhance their leadership skills and help them to decide on a suitable career path.