The selection committee for the J.H. Stewart
Reid Memorial Fellowship is pleased to announce that Blue Lake has been awarded
the Fellowship for 2002-2003.
Mr. Lake received a BSc in Biochemistry/Behavioral
Neuroscience from Memorial University. Mr. Lake is currently enrolled in the PhD
program in Cancer Research at Memorial.
Mr. Lake's research focuses on how the nervous
system develops in the frog, Xenopus laevis. By studying the role of specific genes
in the developmental process, Mr. Lake expects to learn more about the cause of
birth defects and cancer, which may lead the way to new treatments.