The New Kid on the Block: Getting to Know Dr. Jonathon Ditlev

The New Kid on the Block: Getting to Know Dr. Jonathon Ditlev

written by Claire MacMurray Dr. Jonathon Ditlev joined our department in August of 2019. His current topic of interest is the postsynaptic density, a membraneless organelle found within the synaptic region of the neuron. His efforts are motivated by an attempt to better understand the 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Heidi McBride

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Heidi McBride

written by Em Miraglia Dr. Heidi McBride is a professor at McGill University and a Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Cell Biology. She was invited to give a Connell Lecture on November 13th, 2019, during which she shared two ongoing stories from her lab focusing 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Rapoport

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Rapoport

written by Alexa Fitzpatrick photo courtesy of the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg  Dr. Tom Rapoport is a professor with the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Rapoport will be discussing his research on the mechanisms 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Gerhard Wagner

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Gerhard Wagner

written by Sungwon Hwang Dr. Gerhard Wagner is a professor with the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. He has been invited to give a talk on April 17th as a part of the George Connell 

Changemakers: Noah, Nero and Susan

Changemakers: Noah, Nero and Susan

written by Vaibhav Bhandari with photos by Richard Li With winter fully underway, we scurry about from location to destination to escape the bitter cold and wind. On the edges of the campus and around town, often noticeable are the city’s homeless – taking cover 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Kristin Parent

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Kristin Parent

Written by Annoj Thavalingam   On October 24th 2018, our Connell lecturer Dr. Kristin Parent arrived from Michigan State University to present her research on a novel mechanism of phage capsid stabilization. Transcripts decided to continue the conversation by meeting Kristin via Skype and discussing 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Maria Jasin

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Maria Jasin

Written by Louis Ho Dr. Maria Jasin is a biomedical researcher at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. I asked her about her work, the field of DNA damage and the hurdles she encountered in her career as a female scientist. Dr. 

Using Physical Techniques To Solve Biological Problems: Professor Lewis Kay Wins the Gairdner

Using Physical Techniques To Solve Biological Problems: Professor Lewis Kay Wins the Gairdner

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse Artwork by Nikko Torres The Canada Gairdner International Award is given yearly to five individuals for outstanding contributions to medical science. 84 of its 388 recipients have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Dr. Lewis Kay, a Professor in the 

Transcripts at the Toronto March for Science

Transcripts at the Toronto March for Science

written by Andrew Zhai photos by Rebecca Li Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of scientists and science-allies gathered in cities all over the world for the March for Science. The goal? To get “political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” Surely 

Using Structure to Better Understand Biofilm Formation: An Interview with Lindsey Marmont

Using Structure to Better Understand Biofilm Formation: An Interview with Lindsey Marmont

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse A perusal of the “News and Events” section of the Biochemistry website reveals that members of our department regularly produce some very exciting work. However, when a news story distills down a publication to its barest and most interesting facts, it