Graduate student

Chris' research interests encompass changes in sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ regulation in response to physiological stress, such as exercise. He completed is Masters degree at the University of Waterloo in 2008.

Emma Juracic

PhD Student

Emma completed her undergraduate degree in honours biomedical sciences at the University of Waterloo and joined our lab as a masters student in the fall of 2015. Her MSc thesis focused on the role of calcium handling and phospholamban in duchennes muscular dystrophy. Emma completed her masters in 2017 and began her Phd in the Tupling lab in 2018. 


Frenk Kwon is a graduate of health sciences at the University of Western Ontario and kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Frenk completed his MSc in 2017 with a focus on the potential protective benefits of high fat feeding in mdx mice. 


Paige Chambers

PhD Candidate

Paige completed her master's in our lab at the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2016 after completing a bachelor's degree in kinesiology at the University of Manitoba.

Paige entered her PhD in the lab in 2017 and was granted the Entrance Doctoral Provost Scholarship.

Catherine completed her BSc (honours) in kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in May 2015 and held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award and a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Summer Student Award. Catherine MSc research focused on the role of sarcolipin in duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD) and current corticosteroidl DMD treatments. She completed her MSc with Dr. Tupling's lab in 2017 and went on to pursue her PhD at York University.

Val’s research focus is on the role of Ca2+ regulation, at the level of the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ pump, on skeletal muscle health and disease.