Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) representatives
Social Life Representatives
||My name is Maxwell E.R. Shafer (MERS), I’m a developmental and cell biologist currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I’m interested in the morphogenesis of epithelial tissues, the developmental origin of cancer and molecular developmental evolution.I received both my M.Sc. and H.B.Sc. in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, where I worked with Dr. Sashko Damjanovski as a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholar. My current work is in the laboratory of Dr. Maxime Bouchard at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre where I study the developmental morphogenesis of prostate epithelia and the origins of prostate cancer. Follow me on Twitter|
||My name is Colin and I am pursuing my PhD in Morag Park’s lab in the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. I was born in Montreal and received my B.Sc.(Honours) from McGill. Currently, I’m interested in the impact of endosomal trafficking on receptor function and combine cutting-edge microscopy and biochemistry to study this.|
||Being a native from the Montreal region, (Francophone !) I graduated with a B.Sc. honors from Université de Montréal in Biochemistry before coming to the sunny side of the mountain (McGill) for graduate studies. I now study the mysteries of gene silencing by miRNAs in C. elegans in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Duchaine at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.|
||Originally from outside Barrie, ON, I’ve come to McGill via the University of Guelph. I use structural biology to study the mechanism of antibiotic resistance enzymes. This may help us inhibit the enzyme and revitalize old drugs, or to design new, more effective antibiotics. Past work experiences have involved PCR, chemical titration instrumentation, and rescuing lost families out of corn mazes.|
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at McGill University. My research is focused on understanding the induction and regulation of lineage specification during embryonic kidney development. Originally from Mumbai, India, I moved to Montreal after receiving a B.Tech in Biotechnology from Dr. DY Patil University to pursue a Masters in Biotechnology at McGill. Having a diverse background, I am specifically interested in the intersection of science, commercialization and business strategies in developing countries. Besides research, I spend my time biking around the city, running along the canal and honing my culinary skills.
I completed my B.Sc. in Honours Biochemistry Co-op at University of Waterloo. Afterwards, I moved to McGill University for graduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Gallouzi. I am studying how inflammation drives muscle wasting during late-stages of cancer as well as ageing (sarcopenia). Outside of the lab, you can find me baking some tasty treats and hanging out with friends.
Born in one of the most diverse countries in the world known as India, did my undergrad as an engineer (B.Tech) at IIT Guwahati. Currently doing my Master’s in Dr. Jacques Drouin’s lab and trying to unravel the mysteries of limb development.