Ruini Xiong and Crystal Zheng are recent graduates of Templeton Secondary, where they participated in the school’s STEM program. In their last year of school, they partnered with Open Science Network to study silk fibre protein and shellfish chitosan to determine how they could be manipulated to create a biodegradable plastic alternative. Their work achieved the top score at the Vancouver District Science Fair and won silver medals at the Regional Science Fair. We sat down with Ruini and Crystal to discuss the project, and their hopes for the future.
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Dr. Meaghan Jones recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Kobor at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at BC Children’s Hospital where she explored the role of epigenetics in the development of the immune system. Dr. Jones sat down with us to discuss her research, a resulting patent, and the journey from postdoctoral fellow…
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Miguel Ramirez is a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Dan Goldowitz at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at BC Children’s Hospital. Miguel’s research uses a combination of bioinformatic and molecular biology approaches to examine changes in enhancer activity throughout development of the cerebellum...
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Cody Lo is a first year medical student at the University of British Columbia working as a research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Carleton at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.Cody has worked in almost a dozen different academic laboratories since he started as an undergraduate at UBC. We sat down with Cody to discuss how his medical and research interests intersect, and where these interests will take him in the future...
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Chloe Gerak is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UBC Life Sciences Institute. She is co-supervised by Dr. Lawrence McIntosh and Dr. Michel Roberge, and uses a combination of high-throughput screening, computational modeling, and NMR to find and characterize small molecule inhibitors of protein-protein interactions. We sat down with Chloe to discuss her research and the challenges she has faced throughout her time as a scientist.
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Dr. Carol Chen is a recent doctoral graduate in the laboratory of Dr. Matt Lorincz in the Molecular Epigenetics Group at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Chen is finishing up in the lab, and will be starting a postdoc in the laboratory of Dr. Nada Jabado at McGill University in February. We sat down with Dr. Chen to discuss her research: past, present, and future.
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Artem Babaian is a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Dixie Mager at the BC Cancer Agency. When he’s not exploring mountains, Artem studies endogenous retroviruses as a contributor to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We sat down with Artem to discuss his research and where he plans to take it in the future. What have you been studying throughout your time…
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Dr. Louise Lund is a recent graduate who studied in the laboratories of Drs. Leonard Foster and Charles Haynes at the University of British Columbia. Upon finishing her studies, Dr. Lund opted to leave the bench to become a scientific recruiter at STEMCELL Technologies. We sat down with Dr. Lund to discuss her career choice, and her journey from bench…
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Dr. Ying Tam is the Director of Preclinical Development at Acuitas Therapeutics, a Vancouver-based pharmaceutical company specializing in systemic delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics. Prior to his career in industry, Dr. Tam held a faculty position in the department of Hematology and Oncology at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Centre in Chicago, Illinois. We sat down with Dr. Tam to discuss his journey…
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Dr. Davide Pellacani is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Connie Eaves at the Terry Fox Research Institute. Approaching the end of his postdoc, Dr. Pellacani’s research has evolved throughout his career to include the merging of stem cell biology, epigenetics, bioinformatics, and cancer research. We sat down with Dr. Pellacani to discuss some of his current projects…
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