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!
I am a research student going into my third year of studies at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Biomedical Sciences. 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.
Rachel is a BIOL499 Honours Student studying the role of fatty acylation of Small VCP interacting protein (SVIP) and how it regulates its interaction with Valosin Containing Protein.
Lucia is a MSc student studying the conservation of palmitoylation in autophagy, with a focus on neurodegeneration.
Hi! I’m a 4th year Biomedical Sciences student pursuing a double minor in biochemistry and biophysics working as an NSERC USRA student in the Martin Lab. My love for research, biochemistry and neuroscience in particular has led me to this lab and I am excited to begin working here to gain new skills and knowledge to aid me in my career in neuroscience.
I am a Mitacs Postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Martin's Lab. The focus of my research, in collaboration with Circumvent Pharmaceuticals Inc., is on therapeutics affecting palmitoylation and subsequent autophagy, particularly as applied to neurodegenerative diseases such as HD and ALS. In my free time, I occasionally dabble in art, and hope to establish a small herb garden in my kitchen!
I am going into my final year of studies majoring in Biology. Through co-op opportunities I have gained an interest in research which led me to pursuing a Biol 499 project. I am excited to be a part of the Martin Lab and look forward to gaining more knowledge and experience, as well as having fun researching.