Jennifer Dorrington Graduate Research Award

When Megha Chandrashekhar’s PhD research featured on the pages of Maclean’s and The Atlantic, she had every reason to be proud. Not only was her study of cancer weaknesses published in a leading scientific journal in the field, but it also reached a wide readership, reflecting the impact of her work.

Chandrashekhar, along with Nika Shakiba and Mathieu Quesnel-Vallières, is this year’s winner of the Jennifer Dorrington Graduate Research Award. From discoveries in cancer, to autism, to stem cells, these young scientists have already made tremendous contributions in their fields. They are highly deserving of the Dorrington award that recognizes research excellence and that will further propel them towards fulfilling careers in science.