The Laura Thomas Summer Research Internship (LTSRI) is awarded annually to an outstanding 2nd or 3rd year Biology student to work in the lab of a leading researcher on real scientific issues.

The recipient will engage in controlled experiments, analyze data, discuss results and may contribute to the publication of the results.

To apply, students must be eligible for and apply for the NSERC USRA program. The LTSRI recipient is selected in April of each year.

Past Winners

Byren Hobbs

Lab: Davy Lab
Project: “Roost Selection in Urban Bats”

Alecia Poff

Lab: McKay Lab
Project: “Unfolded protein response, inflammation and pre-mR”

Support Future LTSRIs

The Laura Thomas Summer Research Internship was established in 2021 in memory of Laura Thomas and honours her desire to support students.