Farah Jayousi is a first year MSc student at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.

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Student Profile: Farah Jayousi

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Master's student in the Faculty of Science

December 07, 2020
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Farah Jayousi is a first year MSc student at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology/minor Biochemistry from Birzeit University in Palestine. Farah recently received a funding award from SFU to start her proteomics research with cardiac stem cells under the supervision of Dr. Glen Tibbits. She aspires to be a prominent scientist in her field.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

Coming from Palestine, I was looking to continue my Master's at an international student friendly university. SFU was the first result in my search for a prestigious Canadian university. After getting accepted by a supervisor and interacting with the BPK faculty, I was sure that I made the right decision by coming here to join this amazing diverse community of researchers.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

I work in cardiac stem cell research to study certain genetic mutations that affect the functionality of the heart. I have garnered research experience in cardiac proteomics under the supervision of Dr. Glen Tibbits at SFU. I believe that my novel research area presents a future opportunity to identify broad-spectrum treatments for various challenging cardiac diseases.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

In my first semester as a Master's student, I found the courses I am taking to be highly informative and engaging, especially for new perspective students that don’t know the many intricate details of grad school. As I move forward with my Master’s degree at SFU, I am certain that I will keep implementing the knowledge and skills that I acquired over the last few months from the great community of BPK.

Contact Farah: farah_jayousi@sfu.ca