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  • Jacob Nearing, BSc Hons, Microbiology and Immunology

Supervisor:

Dr. Morgan Langille

Co-supervisor:

Dr. Nikhil Thomas

Program of Study:

MSc, Microbiology and Immunology

Project Title:

Associations Between the Gut Microbiome and Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Best Poster Presentation at the International Human Microbiome Congress 2018
  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2018
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Microbiology and Immunology: June 2017
  • Faye Sobey Undergraduate Student Research Award: May 2016
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award: May 2015
  • Dean’s List: 2013 - 2017
  • Dalhousie University Renewable Entrance Scholarship: September 2013

Career Aspirations:

I am interested in how the gut microbiome modulates the response of the human body to both cancer pathogenesis and cancer treatment. After the completion of my graduate degree, I hope to continue on with research and earn my doctoral degree where I will continue my studies on the connections between how bacteria living on our body can influence cancer development and its treatment. 

Location:

Dalhousie University

Publications:

Nearing T. J., Douglas M. D., Comeau M. A., & Langille G.I. M., (2018). Denoising the Denoisers: an independent evaluation of microbiome sequence error-correction approaches. PeerJ 6:e5364 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5364

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