WHAT WE DO

Mitochondria Electron Micrograph

Mitochondria are cellular organelles that have long been recognized for their essential role in producing ATP, the chemical form of energy required to fuel a diverse range of biochemical reactions within the cell. In the last decade or so, however, additional roles for mitochondria in a myriad of other homeostatic pathways within the cell have been identified (e.g. apoptosis, non-shivering thermogenesis, iron- sulphur cluster biogenesis, cellular copper homeostasis). We are interested in identifying and characterizing the molecular genetic mechanisms that allow mitochondria to make so many varied, and fundamental, contributions to cell biology.

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LAB PHILOSOPHY

I believe that science can be exciting, fun and indeed sexy! My goal is to create a supportive research environment in which trainees have the ability to pursue a research project of interest, and grow as scientists and individuals. I also place a high premium on nurturing trainees in the context of career development and, therefore, career advancement.

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LAB OPENINGS

Positions are available for both graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows. I welcome email inquiries from highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to purse a career in research, either in an academic or a professional setting.

FUNDING

I am grateful to the following agencies and charities for their on-going support of our research program.

  • CBCF
  • SHRF
  • NSERC
  • CIHR
  • Canadian Gene Cure Foundation
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