Lab News & Events
June 9, 2022 - Gaby convocates in person! !
After a few years of virtual convcation, it was so nice that Gaby Jensen got to attend her MSc convocation in person! Congratulations, Gaby! The lab will miss you, and we look forward to wrapping up and publishing your innovative studies on the cellular localization of VNUT/SLC17A9 and it's role in cellular ATP release.
Aug 16, 2019 - Lab kayak day at Rocky Point.
With the lab being so close the ocean, we took some time out to enjoy a paddle around Porty Moody, saw some seals and ate some icecream!
July 31, 2019 - BaRun defends her MSc thesis!!
SEPT 12, 2018 UNDEGRADUATE ANDREW PAULS PRESENTS HIS HONORS THESIS WORK AT THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE MICROCIRCULATION IN VANCOUVER.
Andrew reported exciting and novel results on the impact of how partial depletion of mitochondrial DNA can impact vascular smooth muscle cell cycle regulation
SEPT 12, 2018 - BARUN TAKES HOME A GRADUATE STUDENT POST PRIZE FROM WCM! NICE JOB BARUN!!
Sept 12, 2018 - MSc student BaRun Kim presents her work at the Wolrd Congress of the Microcirculation
MAY 10, 2017 - BA RUN (2ND FROM LEFT) WINS RAPID-FIRE TALK COMPETITION AT THE BC REGENERATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Ba Run has been researching a smooth muscle cell differentiation mechanism involving the interplay between calcium induced calcium release and the transcriptional regulator myocardin. She presented her findings at the BC Regenerative Medicine Research Symposium in the form of a 'rapid-fire' 3 minute talk, and won a $300 prize!
APRIL 02 - APRIL 06, 2016 UNDEGRADUATE STUDENT ANDREW PAULS PRESENTS HIS EXCITING WORK ON MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION AT EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY IN CHICAGO.
Previously, MELAS point mutations in mtDNA were shown to correlate with an increased risk of hypertension. In this work, Andrew demonstrates another link between hypertension and gene mutations - this time caused by an error-prone gamma DNA polymerase. The differential effectiveness of antihypertensive treatments to these mutations are also discussed. See his FASEB Abstract here.