Jonathon Chio completed his Honors Bachelors of Science at University of Toronto Scarborough; double majoring in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. He did his undergraduate biology thesis in immunology at Dr. Treanor’s laboratory (University of Toronto Scarbough) and evaluated the role of Galectin-9 in B-cell activation. Currently, he is a first year graduate student at the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) at the University of Toronto. In Dr. Fehlings’ laboratory, Jonathon is conducting research regarding the roles of the immune system in spinal cord injury. Specifically, he is evaluating the therapeutic benefits and mechanisms of intravenous immunoglobulin G in treating spinal cord injury.
Outside of research, Jonathon Chio is an active member in his community. He is an executive member of the IMS Student’s Association (IMSSA) as the Inderdepartmental Faculty of Medicine Representative. In addition, he is involved with various science outreach organizations to create enthusiasm for the sciences and the next generation of aspiring scientists. In his free time, Jonathon is a sports enthusiast; playing hockey, basketball and soccer. He also likes to watch comedy dramas and spend time with his friends.
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