The Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology is located at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa. The aim of the institute is to develop and apply systems biology to biological studies relevant to human diseases.
The OISB summer fellowship awarded to a 3rd year TMM undergraduate performing research in OISB lab. This summer, Ashley will be working in Dr. Adam Rudner’s laboratory, and she will continue this work for her 4th year Honours research project. Ashley will be investigating the mechanism by which cells assemble heterochromatin, an important and abundant chromosomal structure. Learn more about Ashley’s project here:
Slow Muscles Rock! Dr Mary Ellen Harper’s work on how the mitochondria impacts our weight is beginning to unravel the mysteries of weight and why your weight is just not a reflection of what you eat. To learn more about Mary Ellen’s research program and the power of slow muscles, read 4th year Translational and Molecular Medicine student Kelsey Pitre’s article: Obesity isn’t Rocket Science. It’s more complex than that!
Congratulations to Dr Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy who was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from her PhD alma mater Jefferson University for her ground-breaking research and leadership in promoting women in STEM. Dr Trinkle-Mulcahy exploits both fluorescence micorscopy and quanitative proteomics to identify novel rolls for phosphatases during the cell cycle.