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Student Profile: Matthew Danesh

September 14, 2021
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Bilogy master's student in the Faculty of Science

I'm a second year Master's student interested in neuroscience. I love playing and watching basketball.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

SFU presents me with the most opportunities to improve myself, and build a strong and complete resume to help advance my career.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

I work with collaborators to help understand how microgravity (space) affects the nervous system at the cellular level.

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

The opportunity to work with interesting and diverse people, and learn things beyond the scope of my project.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

BC Graduate Scholarship, Dean's Graduate Fellowship, NSERC. They've allowed me to pursue research without having to sacrifice lab time for employment.