PhD Candidate Wins Armand-Frappier Award in Microbiology


Salim Islam, a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, will receive the 2013 Armand-Frappier Outstanding Student Award. The award recognizes the top Canadian graduate student in microbiology and will be presented at the Canadian Society of Microbiologists/Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (CSM/SCM) conference in Ottawa this summer.

Islam’s PhD adviser if Prof. Joseph Lam. The Guelph student will defend his thesis on “Structural and Functional Characterization of O-antigen Translocation and Polymerization in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1” on May 30 at 9 a.m. in the Science Complex, Room 1511.

As recipient of the CSM/SCM award, Islam is preparing an article based on his research for publication in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology and will give a talk at the CSM/SCM conference, June 17 to 20.