Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Current graduate students in Biochemistry and Cell Biology:

Dr. John Allingham's Lab


      MSc Candidates
      Irsa Shoukat
      Project: Connecting motor protein roles in microtubule dynamics, mitotic spindle function, and hyphal growth of
      Candida albicans


      Rodette Williams
      Project: Preclinical Development of Natural Product-based Agents as Anti-cancer Drugs
      (co-supervised by Dr. Andrew Craig, DBMS) 

     Sarah Nersesian
     Project: Effects of Natural Product Based Analogs on the Actin Cytoskeleton and Cancer Metastasis
     (co-supervised by Dr. Andrew Craig, DBMS) 


     Anthony Zara
     Project: Characterization and Engineering of a Novel Carotenoid Cleavage Dioxygenase for Use in the Industrial
     Production of Bio-based Pigments
     (co-supervised by Dr. M. Loewen)


     PhD Candidates
     Diane Czuchry
     Project: Biosynthesis of the O Antigen Repeating Unit of E. coli O104
     (co-supervised by Dr. Inka Brockhausen) 

     Jacqueline Hellinga
     Project:  Functional and structural dissection of the oncogenic mitotic kinesin KIF14 


Dr. Inka Brockhausen's Lab

     PhD Candidate
     Diane Czuchry
     Project: Biosynthesis of the O Antigen Repeating Unit of E. coli O104
     (co-supervised by Dr. John Allingahm, DBMS) 

     MSc Candidates
     Sulav Sharma
     Project: Characterization of a UDP-glucose 4-epimerase from Methanococcus Maripaludis
     (co-supervised by Dr. Ken Jarrell, DBMS) 

     Alexander Kocev     
     Project: 
Biosynthesis of polysaccharide virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
     (co-supervised by Dr. Peter Davies, DBMS) 


Dr. Andrew Craig's Lab

     PhD Candidates
     Tomas Baldassarre
     Project: 
Regulation of human breast cancer signalling, invasion, and drug sensitivity by Endophilin A2

    
     Jae Hoon Peter Lee
     Project: 
Elucidating the role of mast cells in chronic inflammatory diseases

     Kathleen Watt
     Project: Defining targets of MicroRNA-206 relevant to metastasis in lung cancer and malignant melanoma

     MSc Candidates
     Rodette Williams
     Project: Preclinical Development of Natural Product-based Agents as Anti-cancer Drugs
     (co-supervised by Dr. John Allingahm, DBMS)

     Sarah Nersesian
     Project: Effects of Natural Product Based Analogs on the Actin Cytoskeleton and Cancer Metastasis
     (co-supervised by Dr. John Allingham, DBMS) 

     MD/PhD Candidate
     Daniel Newsted
     Project: Targeting Metastasis Using Inhibitory Anti-TBRII Antibodies 

Dr. Peter Davies' Lab

     MSc Candidate
     Sean Phippen
     Project: The Design of Protein-based Nanomaterials with Antifreeze and Ice-nucleating Capabilities

     Alexander Kocev
     Project: 
Biosynthesis of polysaccharide virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
     (co-supervised by Dr. Inka Brockhausen, DBMS) 


     PhD Candidates
     Christian McCartney
     Project: Following Calpain Activity in the Cell: the Development of the Peptide PLFAAR into a Fluorescent Protein-      
     based FRET

     Corey Stevens
     Project: Going with the flow: using microfluidics to examine ice binding

     Tyler Vance
     Project: Adhesion Proteins: Keeping Bacteria in Their Place

Dr. Colin Funk's Lab

     MSc Candidate
     Christopher Richmond
     Project: 
Arginase- 1 Deficiency in Brain Neurons



Dr. Zongchao Jia's Lab

     MSc Candidates
     Olena Kourko
     Project: 
Determining structure and function of eEF2K

     Gregory Hicks
     Project: Functional characterization of the human tribbles homologue pseudokinases 

     Sohee Yun
     Project: Functional Characterization of Human ADCK3 and ADCK4 Mitochondrial Atypical Kinases

     PhD Candidates
     Michael Lee
     Project: Structural and Functional Analysis of Microbial Iron Utilization Proteins

     Yichen Zhang
     Project: Structural and functional studies of the type II secretin system in Pseudomonas aerginosa

Dr. Donald Maurice's Lab

     MSc Candidate
   
 Nathalie Butler
     
Project: Phosphodiesterase 4D Isoform Expression and Signalling in the Context of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
     and Vascular Disease

Dr. Lois Mulligans Lab

     
MSc Candidate
      Eduardo Reyes Alvarez
      Project: 
Intracellular trafficking of RET isoforms in normal development and cancer



Dr. Martin Petkovich's Lab

     MSc Candidate
     Cara Inglese
     Project: Determining the Role of Vitamin D Signalling in Breast Cancer: the Interaction Between
     Mesenchymal Breast Cancer Cells and Macrophages
     (co-supervised by Dr. Virgina Walker, Biology) 

Dr. Steven Smith's Lab

     MSc Candidates
     Alison Upsdell
     Project: 
Solution Characterization of the Type-I Cohesin-Dockerin Dual Binding Mode


     Keegan Turner-Wood
     Project: Constructing custom consummately catalytic cellulosome clusters 

     PhD Candidate
     Marina Lochhead
     Project: 
Epigenetic, structural, and functional characterization of the E2A-PBX1 oncogenic transcriptional network

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