MSc (McGill), BSc
Sahil was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario where he attended the Visual Arts Program at Cawthra Park Secondary School. Having a penchant for student governance, he was elected as the Student Trustee for the Peel Board of Education and as a representative on the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association helping to advance the Ontario curriculum. Eventually veering away from the Fine Arts, Sahil attended McGill University in Montreal to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology. In la belle province, Sahil continued his involvement with student politics as an executive on the Science Undergraduate Society, where he played an active role in the new and improved University Orientation Week.
Sahil continued on to post-graduate education at McGill University in the Master of Science Experimental Medicine program. His graduate thesis work involved generating angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) polymorphic receptors to study G protein and b-arrestin biased signalling via specific bioluminescent resonant energy transfer (BRET) sensors designed in the lab of Dr. Stéphane Laporte. Remaining active in student governance as an executive on the Post-Graduate Students’ Society, member of the Experimental Medicine Graduate Students’ Society and the Metabolic Diseases & Complications Program, as well as an executive on the Scarlet Key Society, Sahil #thrived in his element of balancing student life and his scholarly achievements.
Sahil left Montreal in December 2016 for a new adventure on the beautiful west coast as a Research Assistant at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. As a six-year Mo Bro leading the Movember Campaign at McGill, it was fitting for him to transition into prostate cancer research as a member of Dr. Amina Zoubeidi’s Lab. In his free time, Sahil uses his skills in scientific communication to edit scientific manuscripts for international clients wishing to submit to North American journals as a Freelance Editor for Cactus Communications.
Sahil is a strong proponent of the Oxford comma and enjoys the use of a well-placed semicolon. You can find Sahil volunteering with the Health Initiative for Men, playing beach volleyball at Spanish Banks, or perfecting the art of the French macaron.