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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More