Tareq Islam officially joins the Boucher Lab for his Ph.D.! He is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka. He worked as a Senior Research Officer in the Enteric and Food Microbiology Lab at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) with Dr. Munirul Alam. He also worked as a visiting researcher in Dr. Rita Colwell-Dr. Anwar Huq's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park during his tenure at icddr,b. Back in the summer of 2014, Tareq assisted Yan and Tania during their field work in Bangladesh to isolate Vibrio cholerae from various regions of the Ganges Delta.
Tareq is the recipient of two awards – the University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship and the Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarship.