Congrats to Lilian on making it to the finals of GRADflix 2021!
Wish you all happy holidays! You all did a fantastic job despite facing unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19. Congrats and stay safe!!
As the new term begins wish you all the very best. Follow all the safety guidelines while working and stay safe!
Welcome back Lilian as you embark on your MSc program and all the best!
Congrats to our new graduate Amna! Our first ever virtual graduation!!
Congratulations to Amy and Arash on winning the OGS! Congrats to Lilian on winning CGS-M! You make us all proud!
Our research in spotlight -
Welcome Marzhei and good luck in your research!
Congrats to Amy on winning the OGS award!
Congrats to Rahul on successfully completing the thesis milestone!
Nekkar Rao's Lab receives seed funding from the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, University of Waterloo
Welcome to Ahmed as he joins our team as a PhD student!
Congratulations to Amna on successfully defending her MSc thesis! Good luck with everything as you go forward.
Group welcomes new students to our team!
Rahul joins as an MSc student, Alison joins as a BIOL499 student, Saara joins as a PHARM401 student and Sherif joins as a CHEM494 student.
Good luck everyone in your projects!
Welcome to Lilian (USRA). All the best in your research!
Dr. Nekkar Rao research group's work highlighted in UWaterloo Global Impact 2018-19
Group welcomes PHARM 401 student Chanh-Phong Tran!
Dr. Nekkar Rao and Dr. Ho's group receive Interdisciplinary Seed Grant from the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
Congrats to Amna on winning the best teaching assistant award for Fall 2018 from Dept. of Chemistry!
Dr. Nekkar Rao attends and presents at the 4th Mogan Mountain International Summit held in Deqing, China
Lab research in the news:
Group welcomes visiting graduate student Shahin!
Group welcomes Arash and Yusheng as they join our graduate program. All the best!
Welcome to Vivian (PHARM 401) and Mohammed (CHEM 494) as they embark on their research!
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at IBS2018 Montreal
Leila joins the lab as a visiting student!
Stephanie presents at the CSPS conference in Toronto
Amy presents at the CSC conference in Edmonton
Congratulations to Shwetha who was awarded an NSERC-USRA scholarship!
Congratulations to Amna on completing her MSc thesis proposal!
Amy & Amna present their research at Pharmacy Research Day, University of Waterloo
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the Network for Aging Research (NAR) event, University of Waterloo
Lab research in the news. See the link below:
Stephanie is the winner of CSPS travel grant. Congrats Stephanie!
Congratulations on a rocking performance at the 3MT competition Amna!
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the Biophysical Society Conference in San Francisco
Congratulations to Amy on completing her comprehensive exam!
Stephanie joins the lab as an independent study student.
Dr. Nekkar Rao's group awarded Bordeaux-Waterloo Research Grant
Dr. Nekkar Rao is the guest editor for a special issue of the journal "Molecules" on Alzheimer's disease. Check the web link below:
Dr. Nekkar Rao's lab awarded NSERC-Engage grant for an industry supported project
Welcome Amna as you start your graduate program! May the research gods be with you!
Shwetha Suresh joins as a BIOL499 student. All the best Shwetha!
Jonathan presents at the AAIC conference in London
Selina presents at the AFPC-CPhA conference in Quebec City
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at CSC 2017 Toronto
Amna joins the lab as a research assistant. Welcome!
Sarbjeet defends his MSc thesis successfully! Well done and all the best with your future plans.
Congratulation is extended to Jonathan Sutley on winning the "Donald J & Kathleen D McDougall" Graduate Scholarship!
Group welcomes Ruchit Patel as he start his NSERC-USRA stint.
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Dr. Nekkar Rao's lab receives NSERC-Engage grant!
Jonathan's research in the news!
Congratulations to Arash on his successful MSc thesis defence! All the best going forward!
Congratulations to Amy on successfully completing the PHARM 616 thesis proposal milestone!
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the American Chemical Society conference NERM-2016
Everyone is looking good! Some more media attention to Nekkar lab! See the link below:
Congratulations to Jonathan on successfully completing the thesis proposal milestone!
Welcome Selina! and all the best in your independent study course
Hearty congratulations to Tarek on defending his PhD thesis! Fantastic job on all fronts!! All the best with your new position!
Tarek, Arash, Sarbjeet and Dr. Nekkar attend and present at the AAIC-2016 Toronto
Jonathan wins the CIHR CGS-M. Congrats!! This is great:)
Tarek's research appears on the cover of ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters! Congrats everyone involved!!
Tarek's research is the news item at the School's web site. See the link below
Amy Pham is our new graduate student. Welcome to our group and all the best!
Shivani Sharma joins the lab as a summer student. Welcome and all the best in your research!
Congratulations to Jonathan for winning (i) UW Special Graduate Scholarship and (ii) UW/NSERC Graduate Scholarship.
Dr. Nekkar Rao receives the "Outstanding Faculty Mentor in the Graduate Program" award from the School of Pharmacy
April 2016: Tarek gets another award! AAIC 2016 Toronto travel grant -congrats!!
Congratulations to Tarek again for winning the Paul Christie Memorial Prize from Ontario Mental Health Foundation!
March 2016: Congratulations to Tarek on winning the CIHR travel grant
January 2016: Happy New Year!
Jonathan is the newest member of the group. Welcome and all the best!
The lab gets a 60 MHz bench top NMR with 1H and 13C capability, thanks to JELF-CFI and ORF support
September 2015: Gary's MedChemComm paper is listed as a hot article for 2015 and is on cover page!
Congratulations to Alanna on receiving the "Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies" honor from Graduate Studies, University of Waterloo
August 2015: Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, India
Congratulations to Alanna on successfully defending her MSc thesis!
July 2015: CFI-ORF funding to acquire bench top NMR equipment
June 2015: Gary in news!
May 2015: Congratulations to Gary for securing an industrial internship!
Alanna presents at the CSPS conference in Toronto and Laurier Protein Science Symposium (LPSS-2015)
Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the 1st Annual Laurier-Waterloo-Guelph Science Symposium (LPSS-2015)
Dr. Nekkar Rao receives Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Government of Ontario
March 2015: Congratulations to Karan Teckwani on his new job and best wishes!
Congratulations to Alanna on winning the poster competition to represent our School at the CSPS-AFPC conference in Toronto and for McDougall award!
January 2015: Group welcomes new graduate student Sarbjeet Singh Gujral and NSERC-USRA co-op student Mandeep Mann. Good luck in your academic pursuit!
December 2014: Congratulations to Gary Tin on successfully defending his MSc thesis! Good luck with your future plans Gary!
Karan Teckwani defends his MSc thesis as well! Good job Karan and best of luck with your career plans!
Tarek wraps up the year by winning the Pharmacy Graduate Student Award in recognition for his valuable contributions to our graduate program. Congrats!
October 2014: Alanna presents her research at the Canadian Alzheimer's Disease Research Symposium, CANAD 2014, Quebec City
September 2014: Arash Shakeri joins Dr. Nekkar Rao's group as an MSc student. Welcome and all the best!
June 2014: Gary presents at the CSC conference in Vancouver
April 2014: Congratulations to Alanna on completing her thesis proposal milestone successfully and to Gary on winning Mitacs-Accelerate internship
March 2014: Tarek's Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) PhD Studentship gets extended. Congrats Tarek! Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at Biotransfer 2014 in Toronto. Tarek attends and presents at the 13th International Geneva symposium on advances in Alzheimer's therapy, Switzerland
February 2014: Congratulations to Alanna on winning CIHR-DSECT award!
December 2013: Congratulations to Tarek on winning a CIHR travel grant award to attend the 13th International Geneva symposium on advances in Alzheimer's therapy
November 2013: Congrats to Tarek on winning the "Best Oral Presentation" award in our School's competition!
September 2013: Group welcomes Alanna as a new MSc student (co-supervision). Congrats on winning OGS Alanna! Karamdeep joins as a senior Biol. 499 student
June 2013: Congrats to Wes on winning AFPC poster competition. Wes and Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the AFPC conference. Wes successfully defends his MSc. thesis and joins U of T Medical School.
May 2013: Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the CSC in Quebec City
March 2013: New LC-MS facility set up through CFI-ORF funds
February 2013: Tarek and Wes awarded ADDF scholarship (congrats!) and present at the ADDF meeting in San Francisco. Congrats to Tarek for winning a travel grant from OMHF
January 2013: The group welcomes Karan as an MSc student (co-supervision)
December 2012: Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India
Sept. 2012: The group welcomes Gary Tin as he embarks on his MSc. thesis project. In addition, Maggie Zhou returns as a Biol. 499 research project student. Congrats to Tarek on winning OMHF PhD scholarship and for Wes on winning OGS, QEII and President’s Scholarships!
August 2012: Nekkar lab receives Ontario Research Fund award to purchase LC-MS infrastructure
July 2012: Dr. Nekkar Rao, Tarek and Wes attend AAIC and all showcase interesting medicinal chemistry research involving Alzheimer's disease pathology while enjoying the beauty that is Vancouver, Canada
June 2012: Congrats to Tarek on winning the "Dean of Science Award" for his MSc thesis
May 2012: Wes successfully defends his MSc. thesis proposal
March 2012: Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the ACS meeting in San Diego. Nekkar lab awarded CFI-LOF funds to support LC-MS infrastructure
Sept. 2011: Tarek continues with Dr. Nekkar Rao as a PhD. candidate in the GWC2 program and the group welcomes Wes to the pharmacy MSc. graduate program (congrats on winning Rx & D award!)
August 2011: Tarek successfully defends his MSc. thesis
June 2011: Congrats to Tarek on receiving the AFPC Graduate Student Research Poster Award representing the School of Pharmacy at the AFPC in Winnipeg. Dr. Nekkar Rao presents at the CSC, Montreal
June 2010: Tarek attends his first conference and presents a research poster at the CSC in Toronto
Feb. 2010: Tarek successfully defends his MSc. proposal
September 2009: Tarek joins Dr. Nekkar Rao’s lab as his first MSc student!
April 2009: Saad joins Dr. Nekkar Rao lab as a research assistant