February 1, 2019

Congratulations to Erin MacFarlane and Myriam Hoyeck for both receiving poster awards for presenting their research at the 13th Annual Montreal Diabetes Research Center Annual Scientific Meeting.

December 14, 2018

We joined up with the McKay lab to have a joint Christmas party, with turkey (thanks Myriam!), a book exchange, and games. Now, everyone has a non-science reading assignment over the holidays! 

November 8, 2018

Dr. Bruin joined Diabetes Canada and other Canadian diabetes researchers (Drs. Erin Mulvihill, Lorraine Lipscombe, Sonia Batalia and Fraser Scott) on Parliament Hill to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and the national "Diabetes360" initiative. 

September 18, 2018

Melody spent the summer working under the wing of MSc student, Myriam Hoyeck, studying the effect of dioxin exposure during pregnancy on the dam pancreas. Congrats on an outstanding poster presentation!

July 23, 2018

Congratulations to Myriam Hoyeck for receiving the highly competitive Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for 2018/2019! Thank you to OGS for supporting our research program.  

July 11, 2018

Today we hosted grade 12 biology students from Elmwood School. Myriam and Erin taught the students how to genotype mice using PCR and gel electrophoresis, and we visualized mouse islets using immunofluorescence staining. Myron Smith gave us a tour of the greenhouses and research garden. #protip: hot peppers are a great way to deter groundhogs in your garden!

July 10, 2018

Exciting news for the Bruin Lab! We have been approved to receive 5 years of funding from CIHR to study the contribution of dioxin-like chemicals to beta cell death and dysfunction in diabetes. 

July 7, 2018

The last few weeks have been super busy in the lab but so much fun. Every single person in the lab, including current students, former students, and even a prospective student, pitched in to help isolate islets. We had Stella Luna gelato as a thank everyone. We will be back! 

May 15, 2018

Our Ottawa diabetes journal club now officially off to the races. We meet monthly and have members from the Chee, Abizaid, and Bruin labs at Carleton. We also recently welcomed the Mulvihill lab from University of Ottawa Heart Institute. This week we learned about the role of GATA6 in beta cells.


May 9, 2018

This year's OIRM Annual Symposium in Toronto was a fantastic day full of exciting research updates from the Ontario stem cell community. Dr. Bruin presented our work-in-progress studying the impact of persistent pollutants on endocrine cell development, funded by an OIRM New Ideas Grant. Erin MacFarlane and Myriam Hoyeck were also awarded OIRM travel grants to attend the symposium. 

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