Dr. Jennifer Bruin

2016 – present: Assistant Professor

Carleton University, Dept. of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry

2010 – 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow

UBC, Dept. of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Laboratory of Timothy Kieffer

2005 – 2009: PhD, Medical Sciences

McMaster University, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Laboratory of Alison Holloway

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

University of Guelph



Currently Teaching:

BIOC4009 – Biochemistry of Disease

BIOL4201 – Advanced Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering

BIOL5502X – Science Communication

Kayleigh Rick, MSc

January 2017 - present

Position: Lab Technician

Title of Project: A little bit of this and a little bit of that!

Myriam Hoyeck, BSc

September 2017 - present

Position: PhD candidate
Title of Project: Impact of dioxins on mouse pancreas development

CIHR PGS-D Award Recipient - 2020-2023

OGS Award Recipient - 2019/2020

OGS Award Recipient - 2018/2019

NSERC CGS MSc Award Recipient - 2017/2018

Noa Gang, MSc

September 2018 - present

Position: PhD candidate
Title of Project: Impact of inducible drug metabolism enzymes on pancreatic islets.

OGS Award Recipient - 2019/2020

Ineli Perera, MSc

Sept 2020 - present

Position: PhD Student, Chemical & Environmental Toxicology Specialization

Title of Project: Stem cell differentiation as a toxicology testing tool

Kyle Van Allen, BSc

Sept 2019 - present

Current Position: MSc student

Title of Project: Screening for dioxin-like chemicals that impact beta cell function

Jana Palaniyandi, BSc

Sept 2020 - present

Position: MSc Student, Chemical & Environmental Toxicology Specialization

Title of Project: Impact of pollutants on human islet transplantation 

Salar Farokhi Boroujeni

May 2018 - present

Current Position: BIOL4908 Honour's Thesis Student

Title of Project: Method development for detecting Cyp1a1 enzymes in beta cells

NSERC USRA Recipient - Summer 2019

Dean's Summer Research Internship Recipient - Summer 2018

Sarita Cuadros Sanchez

Sept 2019 - present

Position: BIOL4908 Honour's Thesis Student

Title of Project: Impact of dioxin exposure on islet metabolism 

Cameron Tulloch

Sept 2020 - present

Position: BIOL4908 Honour's Thesis Student

Title of Project: Impact of dioxin exposure on fetal pancreas development 

Geronimo Matteo, MSc

2017 - 2019

Position: Former MSc Student
Title of Project: Interaction between dioxin exposure and high fat diet feeding in mice

Erin Macfarlane, MSc

2017 - 2019

Position: Former MSc Student
Title of Project: Impact of dioxins on human stem cell differentiation

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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 (Summer 2017) DSRI Student

Mariam Elsawy (Summer 2017) DSRI Student


COVID-style hike 2021!
Skating on the canal 2020
Graduation 2019
A swarm of Bruin Lab ladies graduated this year!
Erin's MSc defence, May 2019
Research Day 2019
Xmas Party 2018
Summer pizza party, May 2018
Escape room, Nov 2017
Lab picnic, August 2017
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Lab picnic, August 2017