Vol. 18 No. 1 (2023)
Issue Description

Dear Reader,

As we near two decades of publication, we continue to be amazed by the hard work and impressive findings of our undergraduate peers. We are proud of our continued mission to advocate for undergraduate research and publishing embodied by the work of authors, editors, and peer reviewers.

Among the articles enclosed is a review on CRISPR-Cas, a technology developed in part by Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Jennifer Doudna. Doudna emphasises the importance of early exposure to research in a scientific career, as it fosters “natural curiosity.” The authors included in this issue exemplify this “natural curiosity” so vital to scientific inquiry and progress.

We would like to present the 18th volume of the McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal, which includes nine research and review articles, a culmination of these students’ hard work and perseverance. Within these articles, topics range from pumice rafts to tuberculosis to mean-Gauss surfaces. We hope that the passion and effort displayed by these authors remain evident throughout this issue.

On behalf of our entire editorial board, thank you. 

John Ni & Sofia Reynoso

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