Creating an Impressive Research Toolkit

Neuroscience graduate Elyn Rowe pursued and found the right opportunities at Carleton to create an impressive research toolkit that launched her into a PhD program right after her double major undergrad years.

Awarded the Chancellor’s Medal at spring Convocation for her outstanding academic achievements, Rowe began her research experience at Carleton through a summer research internship in Prof. Shawn Hayley’s lab. “I worked with some amazing graduate students investigating potential therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease, and they became some of my greatest mentors and friends. I continued in this lab through another internal research opportunity at Carleton—I-CUREUS—and learned a lot about overcoming obstacles in research.”

From there, Rowe received funding through the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to work in Prof. Kyle Biggar’s lab, where she stayed until completing her undergraduate degree.

Read more about Rowe’s story on the Carleton Newsroom.