Topic: Family, Life & ExperiencesFriends

Last updated: January 22, 2019

Pursuing my doctoral degree in Medical Genetics has been a unique experience equipping me with diverse capabilities to overcome many challenges in life. This journey would not have been possible without the guidance and assistance of numerous people.
Firstly, I would like to thank my supervisor Dr. David Eisenstat for the continuous support and encouragement. This PhD degree would not have been achievable without your guidance and feedback. I am truly grateful for all your mentorship throughout these six years.
I would also like to express my gratitude to my thesis committee members Dr. Michael Walter, Dr. Sarah Hughes and Dr. Alan Underhill for their insightful comments and valuable advice. Specifically, I would like to thank Dr. Michael Walter who has supported me both professionally and personally and has shown me how to be a good scientist and more importantly a genuine person.
I thankfully acknowledge the funding received from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) in support of my doctoral studies at the University of Alberta.
I thank my fellow lab mates for providing an interactive and supportive environment to overcome the challenges of research. I am especially grateful to Dr. Jamie Zagozewski and Dr. Qiang Jiang for teaching me so many techniques.
My dear friends Dr. Ping Wee and soon to be Dr. Vanessa Carias, thank you for always being there for me. I will miss our coffee breaks and the laughter and tears we shared all these years. I am very glad to know I will carry your friendships with me for life.
I would like to thank my parents, whose love and guidance have been with me throughout my life. You are my ultimate role models and I am very proud to call you my parents. I am also grateful to my brother, Sina, who has always provided me with emotional support.
Most importantly, I wish to thank my loving husband, Fardin. Thank you for believing in me and always pushing me to overcome my fears and doubts. I am forever grateful for your support throughout writing this thesis. You are the only star in my sky and I love you more than words can explain.


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