Porter Lab in quarantine – part 7

Our video today features Frank, a Ph.D. student in our lab. He calls himself ‘Chartreuse man’ and shows us how he is keeping fit during the quarantine. If you are curious to know what is Chartreuse you must watch this video! Just in case you missed, below are the previous videos: Part 1 – Lisa and […]

Porter Lab in quarantine – part 6

The star of today’s Porter Lab in quarantine video series is the awesome Samaneh Mehri, a graduate student in our lab. Her thesis project is done in collaboration with Dr. Trant in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept. She shows us how she is keeping herself busy during the quarantine. Just in case you missed, below […]

2020 Undergraduate Theses – Benita, Emily and Fatima

We are sharing with you three undergraduate theses from our students that graduated this year. We had a total of six students completing their theses, you can check the others here. Identifying Molecular Markers of Progression to Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer An estimated 9,000 Canadians are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year making it the […]

2020 Undergraduate Theses – Isabelle, Maheen and Nick

This year we had 6 students completing their undergraduate thesis, the so-called 420’s thesis students. Sadly, they couldn’t present their results at our yearly department colloquium because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three of these students are sharing the highlight of their work in the Porter Lab. Isabelle joined Porter Lab in 2017 as a volunteer […]

Porter Lab in quarantine – part 4

Today our star is the awesome Isabelle Hinch. She finished her undergraduate studies this spring and is starting the M.Sc. thesis in the fall in our lab. She has many co-stars in her video, including her cute pets and some of our fabulous undergraduate students. Just in case you missed: part 1, part 2, and […]

Undergraduate students in the spotlight

It’s that time of the year again! Honours Undergraduate Colloquium presentation of 4th-year undergraduate students thesis. As usual, the porter lab did not disappoint. Our students won prizes for the 1st and 3rd place in the category of Molecular and Microbiology, 16 students were competing in this category. Amy Basilius was awarded the first place […]

In the spotlight – Ingrid Qemo

Out with the Old, In with the New! Biological aging or senescence is the steady decline of cellular function with age. There are a number of rationales that explain why senescence occurs, including changes in gene expression, or damage that is accumulated throughout the lifetime of a cell. Many questions surrounding how to overcome senescence […]

In the spotlight – The Zebrafish Group

Would you ever believe that a fish no bigger than your fingernail could provide information on the best form of therapy for cancer treatments? Well, it’s true! In the Porter lab, the zebrafish group is a part of the Breast Group with our focus being on using fish, specifically zebrafish, to answer questions about which […]

In the spotlight – The Breast Group

Cancer is a complex disease, and the process towards the discovery of a cure is itself complex. It is a step by step process that builds upon previous discoveries and fitting together the pieces of the puzzle until we get a complete picture. We work at understanding cancer at the most basic level, at understanding […]