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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Alison McAfee is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Leonard Foster at the University of British Columbia. Not satisfied with investigating the molecular nature of bacteria, yeast, or mammalian cells, Alison is attempting to deduce the molecular mechanism behind a type of social immunity in honey bees. We sat down with Alison to discuss her work, and…
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Dr. Julienne Jagdeo is a recent graduate and current postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Jan at the University of British Columbia. Her research is focused on the identification of novel viral protease cleavage substrates during picornavirus infection. We sat down with Dr. Jagdeo to discuss her project, and its implications for future viral therapies. Why are you…
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