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Joshua Taylor
Master's Student

Joshua Taylor, B.Sc.

Master's Student

Cancer and Development Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Master's Student

Sydney Chizmeshya, B.A.

Master's Student

Cancer and Development Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Graduate Students

Joshua Taylor, Master's Student

Joshua Taylor is a Master’s student in the Andronowski Lab. He is researching opioid use and its implications on the bone remodeling process and potential connections to pathological bone diseases (e.g., osteoporosis). Additionally, he currently serves as a teaching assistant for the Undergraduate Medical Education’s Human Anatomy curriculum and for Human Physiology for non-medical students. In 2021, Josh was awarded the Aging Research Centre’s (ARC-NL) Graduate Fellowship. During his undergraduate degree, he was a research assistant in the Andronowski Lab curating the Andronowski Skeletal Collection for Histological Research (ASCHR) which is the largest documented skeletal collection of its kind worldwide. Josh continues as the primary curator for the collection.

Josh is currently a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Aging Research Centre - Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sydney Chizmeshya, Master's Student

 

Sydney Chizmeshya is a Master’s student in the Andronowski lab at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). At MUN, Sydney is studying the impact of opioids (i.e. morphine & fentanyl) on bone cross-sectional geometry and fracture risk. Outside of her research, Sydney works as a teaching assistant for the Human Gross Anatomy Undergraduate Medical Student curriculum and works as a volunteer research assistant in the Natural History department at The Rooms museum. Throughout her studies at MUN, Sydney has been awarded the Memorial University of Newfoundland Dean’s Fellowship in 2021, as well as the 2022 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s (CGS-M) Award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). Sydney is an accomplished public speaker, having presented her bioarcheological work at the Canadian Association of Biological Anthropology’s 2020 annual meeting as well as at the Paleopathology Association Annual conference in 2022. In 2022, she received the Seminar Series Award as well as the Mary O’Neill award for outstanding presentation at the 2022 Biomedicine research Symposium. 

 

Sydney is a member of the Canadian Association of Biological Anthropology (CABA), CABA’s Indian Residential School Graves Standing committee, and is the current Director at Large for Memorial University’s Women in Science and Engineering Graduate Student Society.