Samuel Kogan, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

Samuel Kogan
Samuel Kogan

Student’s Name: Samuel Kogan
Year of Study: 3rd Year

Undergraduate Department: Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Country of Residence: Canada

Why Temerty Faculty of Medicine:
The Temerty Faculty of Medicine is known for its excellence in research & innovation in the medical sciences. By offering numerous courses, research awards, and student internship opportunities, the Faculty allows students to personalize their learning and research experiences.

Why this Department:
Not only does the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology stand at the forefront of translational research, but it also offers several unique undergraduate courses. From learning about forensic medicine to exploring neurodegenerative diseases, the department allows undergraduates students to choose from several interesting courses.

Current Research Experience:
I currently hold a Research Opportunity Program (ROP) position in Dr. Haibo Zhang’s lab in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. I am assisting in investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung repair and regeneration. Models of lung injury in mice & rats are used to assess the role of alveolar type II epithelial cells as a therapeutic agent in treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Future Education Plans and/or Career Goals:
Following my time as an undergraduate, I plan to pursue an MSc or PhD in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology.