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As an undergraduate student, Jyote Boora (BSc ’16) got his first taste of the thrill of discovery. “I became fascinated with neuroscience in my first year and decided to major in it,” he says. “That’s also when I realized the knowledge I was learning about in the classroom came from research, and the way we gain that knowledge is incredibly exciting.”
With that, a passion for research sparked in Jyote. He went on to complete an honours thesis with professor Dr. Gerlinde Metz and nuclear magnetic resonance facility manager and instructor Tony Montina (BSc ’08, MSc ’10) in a world-renowned, high-tech lab studying the effects of prenatal maternal stress. He was also able to explore his own research interests.
“I have been able to form a research collaboration with researchers at NASA in the United States and Roscosmos in Russia to study the effects of stress and radiation on astronauts launched into outer space.”
Looking to the future, Jyote is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine to become a physician and plans to stay involved with medical research.
“My time at uLethbridge has shown me that everything is connected, and my professors have taught me about science, the world and careers,” he says. “I’m prepared and excited to become a physician-scientist and ultimately give back my knowledge to the community to promote health, wellness and humanitarianism.”