Graduate Program: Biochemistry
Year of Entry: 2012
PhD Supervisors: Dr. Kym Boycott and Dr. Dennis Bulman
I began my graduate studies in September 2010 as a Biochemistry Master's student at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in the Bulman laboratory, supervised by Dr. Kym Boycott. As I was completing my M.Sc., I successfully applied to the University of Ottawa's M.D./Ph.D. program in September 2012. I am now conducting disease-oriented basic science research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s Research Institute.
Our lab uses high throughput sequencing technologies to identify gene mutations causing rare neurological disorders. These technologies allow us identify novel disease pathways that we are then able to characterize and hopefully modulate. As I continue research in molecular genetics, I am increasingly motivated by the identification of genetic drivers of disease and the interplay between mutation and human development.
2015 - Audrey J. Boyce MD/PhD fellowship
2015 - CNFS doctoral Award
2014-2017 - CIHR doctoral Award
2013-2014 - Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation Scholarship
2017 - Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation Scholarship