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  • Emma Finlayson-Trick, BSc Hons in Microbiology and Immunology


Dr. Johan Van Limbergen


Dr. Andrew Stadnyk

Program of Study:

MSc in Microbiology and Immunology

Project Title:

The role of bacterial HtpG on NOD2 signaling: a novel target to reduce inflammation in colorectal cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Graduate Scholarship: 2018
  • Faculty of Medicine‚Äôs Impact Leadership Award: 2018
  • NSERC Student Ambassador: 2018
  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2018
  • Ron Carr Award, Dalhousie University: 2017
  • Faculty of Science Undergrad Research Prize, Dalhousie University: 2017
  • IWK Research Studentship (declined): 2017
  • Microbiology and Immunology In-Course Scholarship, Dalhousie University: 2015-2017 
  • Bronze Medal, International Genetically Engineered Machine Giant Jamboree 2016, 2017
  • Dean's List, Dalhousie University: 2014-2017 
  • Frederick MacMillen Entrance Scholarship, Dalhousie University: 2013

Career Aspirations:

I am interested in the interface between the microbiome and disease. Following completion of my graduate degree, I hope to attend medical school and study medical microbiology. I am especially looking forward to learning more about enteric pathogens and their impact on the microbiome. 


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Finlayson-Trick ECL, Getz LJ, Slaine PD, Thornbury M, Lamoureux E, Cook J, et al. (2017) Taxonomic differences of gut microbiomes drive cellulolytic enzymatic potential within hind-gut fermenting mammals. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189404.

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