Our laboratory is currently looking for Ph.D., M.Sc., and Honors students in the field of Neuromuscular diseases and Cancer biology.
The first project focuses on mechanisms involved in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1). We have particular interests in the role of RNA-binding proteins and intracellular signaling pathways (Ravel-Chapuis et al. HMG 2018; Crawford Parks et al. HMG 2020). We employ multiple approaches spanning from molecular and cell biology, RNA biology, imaging, and physiological studies on transgenic mouse models. Since this project focuses on Neuromuscular diseases, experience in this field would be an asset.
The second project focuses on the molecular biology and treatment of cancer, more specifically rhabdomyosarcoma cancer (Crawford Parks et al. Sci Rep 2017; Almasi et al. Cell Oncol 2021). Ph.D. applicants should have a M.Sc. degree in Cancer Biology with expertise in mammalian cell culture, Western blot, and qPCR as well as other related cell biological techniques such as but not limited to cell migration and invasion assays. Having experience in fluorescent and confocal microscopy, as well as the in vivo studies of cancer models will be an asset but not required as training can be provided. Master’s applicant should have Honors Bachelor’s degree in cellular and Molecular Biology or related fields.
If you are interested, please send your cover letter and CV to Dr. Aymeric Ravel-Chapuis (Aymeric.Ravel-Chapuis@uottawa.ca) and Dr. Shekoufeh Almasi (email@example.com) for Neuromuscular-related projects and cancer-related projects, respectively.
Dean and Professor
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa