News for Future graduate students

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Life of a pharmacist on the front lines

Sadaf Faisal, shown in her her pharmacy.

Being a grad student is tough – there’s course work, comprehensive exams and research to balance on top of managing personal commitments and teaching duties. When you add working at a pharmacy during a global pandemic into the mix, the days only get busier.

But that’s precisely what Sadaf Faisal (pictured above), Waterloo PhD student and pharmacy owner, has been doing.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Life outside the lab: Science graduate student adjusts to life in isolation

grad student working at home office

Sarah Al-Ajeel is a master’s student in biology and is mid-way through her degree.

Accustomed to working in Waterloo’s Neufeld lab, Al-Ajeel, like many other science students, have pivoted their studies and research to adjust to this new work-from-home culture.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Chemistry’s newest professor will research drug design and protein engineering

Subha Kalyaanamoorthy

Growing up in India, Subha Kalyaanamoorthy followed her love of learning new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies, into the emerging field of bioinformatics. Her passion for bioinformatics research has ultimately led Kalyaanamoorthy to the University of Waterloo, as the newest faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

New refrigerator allows study of chemical reactions at quantum level

Super-cooled Sodium-Lithium molecule

Researchers have discovered the first working refrigerator for cooling molecules to ultracold temperatures. These can be powerful candidates for running quantum computers and quantum simulators.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Researchers can now investigate the deep ocean without damaging fragile ecosystems

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found an environmentally friendly way to explore life in the depths of the ocean.

Using a new application of a sampling technique called solid phase microextraction (SPME), researchers collected samples from deep sea vent ecosystems to study the biological and ecological processes that occur there, without damaging the surrounding organisms.