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Sabrina Shameen Alam, MS

Graduate student 

Department of Human Genetics

McGill University






Sabrina Shameen Alam is one of the earliest members of EuGEF lab since its inception. She has completed her BSc and MS degrees from the department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Chittagong and achieved the accolade “Prime Minister Gold Medal” for her extraordinary academic performance. In EuGEF lab, she was involved in a breast cancer research project where the pattern of Sonic Hedgehog expression was investigated in triple negative breast cancer patients. Currently, she is doing her PhD with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholarship in the department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Canada. In her project funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, she is trying to understand how splicing defects causes craniofacial abnormalities in a human syndrome, by using a mouse model that she has successfully generated through CRISPR-Cas9 technique. 

Ms. Alam has achieved many competitive fellowships and awards including Helmsley Trust Fellowship at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (USA), McGill University Faculty of Medicine Student Award, award from FRQS, Graduate Excellence Award, etc. She has also won several awards as best presenter at conferences arranged by several organizations including Canadian Society of Developmental Biology.

Sabrina is a cheerful mother of three and she enjoys her free time doing fun activities with her children


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