I am currently entering my third year in the Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Waterloo. I am interested in research because I believe that innovation and self-learning is very important to the field of science. I believe research is very broad and can help one gain a deeper understanding of scientific processes. From research I want to gain the hands on experience in laboratory work, as well as develop more knowledge and skills required to work in the science field.
I will be at UWaterloo pursuing my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in Fall 2019. Currently, I am getting trained at Dr. Martin’s lab in molecular biology, biochemical and cell biology techniques. Recently, I worked as a Student Researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University, studying the impact of glycoside hydrolases on biofilm development. My future goal is to pursue research in drug design and nanotechnology.
I'm a 4th year biochemistry co-op student who loves to learn about the dysfunction of essential cell processes and how that manifests in disease. Particularly, I'm excited to be working in the Martin Lab as an NSERC USRA student to learn more about how palmitoylation is involved in the regulation of autophagy, and how this is process can be disrupted in neurodegenerative diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Huntington's disease. Outside of the lab, I am the captain of UW's cross-country team and I also love hiking, mountain biking, trivia and cheering on the Leafs!