McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Student receives a Killam Fellowship

Published: November 20, 2015

Maylynn Ding, a third-year student in theBachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program, has been awarded a prestigious Killam Fellowship to study at a synthetic biology lab at MIT where she will be modulating engineered genetic circuits.

Ding's diverse interests in bioengineering, health systems, and anthropology have given her a deep appreciation for the complexity of human health. She is passionate about social justice and education. Her primary goal is to ensure research is translated to policy development and the bedside.

The competitive Killam Fellowships program administered by Fulbright Canada provides a cash award of $5,000 and an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States or Canada.

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