Shengjie Ying receives the Joseph Wong Memorial Graduate Award

by 22q Administrator

Congratulations to Shengjie Ying, who is the 2021 recipient of the Joseph Wong Memorial Graduate Award from the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.

Shengjie is a Master’s student under the supervision of Dr. Anne Bassett, conducting research on the genetic causes of schizophrenia. His research uses genome sequencing data to understand why a genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome causes a 20-fold increase in risk for schizophrenia. They hope that by solving this puzzle, their research will be able to provide a foundation for developing effective therapeutics to treat schizophrenia and other psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.