Meet Our 2019-2020 Roschlau Award Winners

We are thrilled to congratulate Rachel Chalkley and Ximing Li on receiving the Dr. Walter Roschlau Memorial Award in Pharmacology! 

Rachel ChalkleyRachel Chalkley

Rachel Chalkley hails from the small town of Fergus Ontario and came to the University of Toronto four years ago with the hopes of getting the best education in the sciences and to discover her full potential.

Adjusting to a new city and a new school environment wasn't easy and Rachel struggled with many of the fears faced by first year students, but she was determined to succeed. Her hard work, dedication and perseverance have certainly paid off as Rachel found herself excelling in her courses and thriving in the program.

Rachel credits the University of Toronto with changing her life and the way that she approaches opportunities and challenges. We are certain that Rachel will move on to bigger and better things and can't wait to see what her future holds.

Congratulations Rachel!

Ximing LiXiming Li

Ximing Li completed the specialist program in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology. During her program, she participated in an exchange to the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden where she studied the molecular alterations of cancer cells in response to drug treatment to understand how the drug works. For her fourth-year thesis, Ximing worked on a project using animal models to understand the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. She credits both experiences for providing her with great opportunities to work with motivated and talented scientists in the field.

Ximing was accepted into the direct-entry Ph.D. program at the Department of Medical Biophysics where she hopes to continue her study and research on cancer progression and drug resistance. She believes that this experience will strengthen her academic background and improve her personal skills for a future career in the pharmaceutical industry. We wish Ximing every success in her upcoming studies and we're positive she'll thrive in the program.

Congratulations Ximing!