The Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies was awarded to Marc-Antoine Lauzon, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Marc-Antoine Lauzon has had an admirable career in his Ph.D. program in chemical engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke. He has a perfect grade point average (4.3 out of 4.3).

He is holder of the Alexander Graham Bell Doctoral Scholarship (CGS D) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and received the Governor General’s Medal (graduate studies) in 2014.
 
His dissertation project, which straddles chemical engineering and biotechnology, medicine, and cellular and molecular biology, aims to find a more effective and less costly treatment than current therapies for degenerative disorders, and more specifically Alzheimer’s disease.
Marc-Antoine Lauzon has published many articles in peer-reviewed publications that discuss advances in this research, especially with concrete examples of chemical engineers’ work in the field of health care. Furthermore, he has acquired a few years of experience in teaching as a lecturer or teaching assistant at the Université de Sherbrooke.
 
When not involved in school-related activities, Marc-Antoine Lauzon helps run the family maple farm. He also volunteers for Operation Red Nose in the Sherbrooke region.