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Kelvin Ng, Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari , Sze Wah Samuel Chan, Rahul Krishan Arora, Farah Qaiser, Vassi Sharlandjieva, and Sacha Noukhovich. Science Editor.
Student-run academic journals that publish high school, undergraduate, and graduate scholarly research are a growing trend in scholarly communication. This is an exploratory study of student-run journals in STEM, focusing on their potential to increase interest in the publication and critical-appraisal process among students and young scientists.
Author Kelvin Ng shared the findings of this study as a poster at the 2017 AAAS conference.
Farah Qaiser, Ryan K. C. Yuen & Danielle M. Andrade. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2020.
Seizures can arise in neocortical, thalamocortical, limbic or brainstem networks. Here, we review recent genetic mechanisms implicated in focal and genetic generalized epilepsies.
Farah Qaiser (Master's Thesis) | University of Toronto
In my Master's thesis, I describe the use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to conduct a genome-wide investigation of rare genetic variation in two cohorts.
Duplication of the 7q11.23 chromosome region (Dup7) is one of the most frequent recurrent types of genetic variation found in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But based on gold-standard assessments, only 19% of Dup7 carriers have ASD, suggesting that additional genetic factors are necessary to manifest ASD.
In this study, we carried out whole-genome sequencing analysis of 20 Dup7 carriers: nine with ASD (Dup7-ASD) and 11 without ASD (Dup7-non-ASD) to assess the contribution of additional genetic variants to the Dup7 phenotype.