Undergraduate research internship blog series: Shaykat Saha
The research video blog series highlights undergraduate students participating in the University Student Summer Internship Program (USSIP). The program, made available through the Office of the Vice-President (Research), is one of the outcomes derived from the first year of the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020. The program is intended to give undergraduate students research experience and provide them with valuable skills and mentorship from faculty members and graduate students.
Shaykat Saha, originally from Naogaon, Bangladesh, is a second year student at Memorial University studying cell and molecular biology. Under the supervision of Dr. Erika Merschrod with the Department of Chemistry, Shaykat spent his summer internship researching the bio-mechanical properties of a rat’s aorta, comparing the differences in properties between a healthy rat and a hypertensive rat.