In the spotlight – The Brain Group

What makes up a true neural stem cell? What controls its self-renewal and commitment? How is the symmetry of division regulated and kept in check? Can we pinpoint the origin of brain cancer? Questions about molecular mechanisms behind the regulation of cell fate within the mammalian brain have been fascinating scientists around the world for […]

In the spotlight – Tuberin group

The research in Porter Lab is divided into 4 main groups, one research associate fellow is responsible for the projects, grants, and students into each group. I’m Elizabeth Fidalgo, Ph.D., and I’m the leader of the Tuberin group. As the group name states our group studies a protein named Tuberin. This protein is a Tumour […]

In the spotlight – Dr. Lisa Porter

Why Research? The world is constantly changing, evolving and facing new obstacles; climate change, political and social adversity, barriers of equality, poverty, disease, changing population demographics – the list goes on. To the outside world, the workings of Universities are largely unknown. Higher education itself is often viewed as a machine to pump students with […]

Breast cancer study to help Windsor women first

Women in Windsor-Essex will benefit first from a new study that is trying to help women with one of the worst forms of breast cancer. University of Windsor biology researcher Lisa Porter and Windsor Regional Hospital oncologist Dr. Carolyn Hamm recently received more than $765,000 to study triple-negative breast cancer. Cancer cells from tumours from about 100 […]

Optimizing Novel Therapies for Medulloblastoma

Lisa Porter, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor Project Summary: Medulloblastoma is the most prevalent of all childhood brain cancers, with average 5 year survival rates of approximately 62% for children ages 0-14. There are at least 4 very distinct types of this disease that have different prognoses and likewise require independent treatment strategies. Among […]

UWindsor undergraduates sweep provincial biology competition

Fourth-year biology student Marisa Market took top prize at this year’s Ontario Biology Day when she won the Corning Award for best oral presentation overall. She competed in the cancer biology category against researchers from neuroscience and plant biology. “We have received major grants for our research and I have put in a lot of […]

Conference strives to make Windsor a cancer research hub

A University of Windsor PhD candidate presented her research findings at a conference aimed at making Windsor a cancer research hub Sunday afternoon. Bre-Anne Fifield, 27, has been tackling her PhD since 2009 and is hoping to finish her studies in biological sciences next month when she brings her breast cancer research to the thesis […]

University law professor to be given top academic honour

A University of Windsor law professor will be recognized for his work in Canadian and international legal theory when he is named a fellow with a national academy of scholars on Saturday. William Conklin was elected by his peers to be a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, whose scholars are considered to be […]