PEOPLE

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

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Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) Bruin

2021 - present, Associate Professor

2016 - 2021, Assistant Professor 

Carleton University, Dept. of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry

2010 - 2016, Postdoctoral Fellow (Advisor: Dr. Timothy Kieffer)

UBC, Dept. of Cellular and Physiological Sciences,

2005 - 2009, PhD, Medical Sciences (Advisor: Dr. Alison Holloway)

McMaster University, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

2000 - 2005, BSc, Biomedical Toxicology, Co-operative Education

University of Guelph

Currently Teaching

BIOC4009: Biochemistry of Disease

BIOL4201: Advanced Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering

BIOL6500: Advanced Science Communication

Awards

2021 - Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award (nominated by students)

2020 - New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

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MYRIAM HOYECK

PhD Candidate (Sept. 2017 - present)

Project title: a) Impact of dioxins on mouse pancreas during vulnerable windows and b) link between persistent pollutants and beta cell function in humans

CIHR PGS-D Award Recipient: 2020-2023

OGS Award Recipient: 2019-2020

OGS Award Recipient: 2018-2019

NSERC CGS-M Award Recipient: 2017-2018

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NOA GANG, MSc

PhD Candidate (Sept. 2018 - present)

Project title: a) Role of drug metabolism enzymes in islets and b) crosstalk between aryl hydrocarbon receptor and hypoxia pathways in islets

NSERC CGS-D Award Recipient: 2021-2023

OGS Award Recipient: 2019-2020

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INELI PERERA, MSc

PhD Candidate (Sept. 2020 - present)

Specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology

Project title: Stem cell differentiation as a toxicity testing testing tool

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KYLE VAN ALLEN

PhD Candidate (Sept. 2020 - present)

Project title: Impact of flame retardants on islets

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JANA PALANIYANDI

PhD Candidate (Sept. 2020 - present)

Specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology

Project title: Impact of fluorinated chemicals on islets

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ANGELA CHING

MSc Student (Sept. 2021 - present)

Project title: Role of cytochrome P450 enzymes in islets

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LAHARI BASU

MSc Student (Sept. 2021 - present)

Project title: Impact of chemotherapeutic drugs on islets

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JORDYN BURNETT

Honour's Thesis Student (Sept. 2021 - present)

Project title: Role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor pathway in response to high fat diet feeding

FORMER LAB MEMBERS

Kayleigh Rick, MSc

Lab Technician: 2017 - 2021

Project title: A little bit of everything!

Geronimo Matteo Parodi, MSc

MSc Student: 2017 - 2019

Project title: Interaction between dioxin exposure and high fat diet feeding in rodents 

Erin MacFarlane, MSc

MSc Student: 2017 - 2019

Research Assistant: 2021

Project title: Impact of dioxin on human stem cell differentiation

Kaitlyn McCormick (2021) Honour's Thesis Student

Sarita Cuadros Sanchez (2019 - 2021) Honour's Thesis Student, Directed Studies Student

Salar Farokhi Boroujeni (2018 - 2021) Summer Student, Honour's Thesis Student

NSERC USRA Award Recipient - Summer 2021

NSERC USRA Award Recipient - Summer 2019

Dean's Summer Research Internship Recipient - Summer 2018

Cameron Tulloch (2020 - 2021) Honour's Thesis Student

Abbie Smith (2019 - 2020) Honour's Thesis Student, Work Study Student

Julia Zebarth (2019 - 2020) Honour's Thesis Student

Shivani Solanki (Summer 2019, Winter 2020) Research Assistant, Volunteer Placement Student

Rayanna Merhi (2018 - 2019) Honour's Thesis Student, Research Assistant

Kelsea McKay (2018 - 2019) Honour's Thesis Student

Laura Harkness (2018 - 2019) Honour's Thesis Student

Hannah Blair (2017 - 2019) Summer Student, Work Study Student

Walker Summer Research Award Recipient - Summer 2018

NSERC USRA Award Recipient - Summer 2017

Melody Zhang (Summer 2018)  Honour's Thesis Student

Andrea Smith (2017 - 2018) Honour's Thesis Student

Arina Prakash (2017 - 2018) Honour's Thesis Student

Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah (2017 - 2018) Honour's Thesis Student

Catherine Copley (2017) Summer Student

         Dean's Summer Research Internship Recipient - Summer 2017

Mariam Elsawy (2017) Summer Student

         Dean's Summer Research Internship Recipient - Summer 2017

GROUP LAB PICTURES

September 2021
September 2021

Good-bye picnic for Kayleigh and Salar

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COVID-style hike 2021!
COVID-style hike 2021!
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Skating on the canal 2020
Skating on the canal 2020
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Graduation 2019
Graduation 2019

A swarm of Bruin Lab ladies graduated this year!

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Erin's MSc defence, May 2019
Erin's MSc defence, May 2019
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Research Day 2019
Research Day 2019
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Xmas Party 2018
Xmas Party 2018
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Summer pizza party, May 2018
Summer pizza party, May 2018
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Escape room, Nov 2017
Escape room, Nov 2017
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