Nigare is currently a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of British Columbia.
She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at UBC, receiving the President’s Entrance scholarship. In 2015, Nigare started her Master’s degree in chemistry. She was then transferred from the Master’s to PhD program in her second year of graduate school, and received a Faculty of Science PhD award!
Since starting her Master’s program, she has worked as a graduate teaching assistant and graduate research assistant. Nigare has presented at the Biophysical Society of Canada conference, the Frontiers in Biophysics conference, and the UBC Chemistry Graduate Research symposiums.
Her research focuses on antimicrobial peptides, which promises alternatives to antibiotics. She has three published scientific papers, two of which are first author publications. Congrats! You can read them here:
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