In the spotlight

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 […]

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 […]