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Young Dominican wins science prize

Biologist Stephany Perez Monsanto, 26, is part of the new generation of Dominican professionals who are making their mark on the science world. A Canadian organization, Globalink MITACS has granted her the “Globalink Research Award” prize for research projects. This particular project will be carried out in Brazil, at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, and it is the first time that this prize has been awarded to the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at Queens University in Ontario. The young scientist will be responsible for the research that focuses on cervical insufficiency and is aimed at identifying the profile of the molecules of women affected by this condition, which will also provide some clues about its cause. Perez Monsanto is a PhD graduate in Molecular Biology and is doing her doctoral studies in Molecular Physiopathology under Professor Chandra Tayade of the Medical Faculty of Queen’s University. The research is supported by Globalink Mitaca Canada, a nonprofit organization that administers and finances scientific research projects and training for doctoral students.

Her graduate thesis from the Utah State University was on how the typical US diet is conducive to cancer.

Source: DR1, Eldia

February 19, 2015

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