So we had to split into two groups on two different days, but we could finally meet again! It was great to congratulate Kulsum and Alexia on their graduation, welcome Hannah, Shiva, Arrani, Justin, and Raphaël to the group, and celebrate funding successes. And yes, we now have matching picnic blankets in the Castagner Lab 😎
The 2021 team from left to right: Kulsum Tai, Justin Meneses, Raphaël Bolteau, Rebecca Cummer, Lharbi Dridi, Alexia Piercey, Suraya Yasmine, Olivia Lui, Hannah Billings, Shiva Jazestani, Arrani Thambimuthu, and Reilly Pidgeon.
A warm if virtual welcome to Arrani Thambimuthu (Melville Bursary 2021 winner) and Shiva Jazestani (a SURA Award winner) that are joining our lab this summer. We look forward to meet them in person when possible.
We are delighted that our CIHR applications have been funded. We wish to express our gratitude to the reviewing panels and to CIHR to have kept the spring 2020 competition alive despite the COVID-19 crisis. This crucial funding will allow us to explore microbiota-targeted therapies against cancer and fight C. difficile infection.