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Vanier Student Places 2nd at Sanofi BioGenius Competition

Rayhann BiogeniusHonours Science and Research Methods in Biology student Rayhaan Bassawon placed second in the Sanofi Biogenius competition this year. His work involved coating nanoparticles with mouse myelin and seeing if they would be taken up by dog kidney cells (odd choices, for sure, but they were based on budget restrictions). He determined that the coated particles were actually taken up less than non-coated ones, but also identified that the particles were not cytotoxic. In the end this isn’t what he was expecting, but the results were valuable nonetheless… almost as valuable as the experience. Congratulations Rayhaan!