Congratulations to Mo, who was just awarded a Special Scholarship from the Faculty of Science. This 3-year award recognizes Mo’s accomplishments during his MSc and his promise as a PhD candidate. Currently, Mo is exploring the regulation of glucose signalling during hypoxia in naked mole-rats.
Congrats to Dan for publishing an excellent review regarding the pitfalls and potentials of comparative studies of aging in Aging Cell!
Last week the lab attended the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists in sunny Windsor, Ontario. Six team members gave excellent presentations, highlighted by Dan’s participation in the President’s award competition and Kenny’s poster competing for the Holeton Award. Great job everyone!!
Congratulations to this years’ honours theses students who presented a suite of fantastic posters at the annual BIM thesis poster day today. Great work folks!!!
Congrats to Sarah for publishing the 2nd paper out of her undergrad studies in our lab: “Fossorial Damaraland mole rats do not exhibit a blunted hypercapnic ventilatory response”, which was accepted today in Biology Letters. Good job!
Check out this fantastic feature on Radio-Canada’s Decouverte program: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/decouverte/site/segments/reportage/103459/rat-taupe-nu
Congratulations to Sarah Zhang for having her USRA work published in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B!
Congratulations to Dan for his recent publication in Aging Cell: “The exceptional longevity of the naked mole-rat may be explained by exceptional mitochondrial antioxidant defenses.”
Alexia took home the prize for best oral presentation at the annual uOttawa Chemical and Synthetic Biology Day…proving once again that a Biologist will wipe the floor with a room full of chemists!
Better late than never! The lab was thrilled to welcome a handful of new trainees this fall, including our newest postdoc (Daniel Munro), a new M.Sc. student (Sylvia Girgis), two undergraduate honours thesis students (Amanda and Travis), a fantastic undergradute volunteer (Nikita), and our first UROP student (Lewis). Welcome to the lab everyone! It’s going to be a busy year!!