“Hi there! I’m Catriona, a 4th year PhD student supervised by Dr. Robert Bandsma. My project is aiming to improve the understanding of the mechanisms that underly malnutrition enteropathy, specifically the role of the tryptophan-nicotinamide pathway in the intestinal barrier dysfunction. In my spare time I like to get outside whenever possible and spend time on and in the water!
I will be acting as the mentorship representative for the 2021-2022 academic year! Sarah and I will be running the mentorship program, through which first year students will be paired with upper year students in the department. Throughout the year we will be hosting various workshops to help with major degree milestones, socialize, and help ensure an easy transition into graduate student life! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!”