Congratulations to OISB MSc student Kaitlin Kharas for winning the 2016 Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Video Challenge.
“Basic research is important because increasing humanity’s understanding of how the world works equips us with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop innovative technologies and therapies.” – Kaitlin Kharas
Kaitlin Kharas is pursuing a M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Her research in Dr. Marjorie Brand’s lab at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute focuses on hematopoietic stem cell differentiation and how deregulation of this process causes leukemia. Kaitlin, in collaboration with Amy Mullin, who is now pursuing her MHA at Dalhousie, developed this video as a science communication project for a 4th year Biochemistry course at the University of Ottawa.
Check out Kaitlin’s Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLY-WOhYPz0&feature=youtu.be