Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Kristin Parent

Written by Annoj Thavalingam   On October 24th 2018, our Connell lecturer Dr. Kristin Parent arrived from Michigan State University to present her research on a novel mechanism of phage capsid stabilization. Transcripts decided to continue the conversation by meeting Kristin via Skype and discussing […]

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On the nature of the PhD and learning to be a scientist

written by Dr. Justin Nodwell illustration by Nikko Torres September, 1986. I am a rotation student visiting a lab in the. Medical Sciences Building here at the University of Toronto. Students are gathered around Dr. Rob Dunn who was inspecting a piece of X-ray film bearing the results of a DNA sequencing experiment carried out…

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Using Physical Techniques To Solve Biological Problems: Professor Lewis Kay Wins the Gairdner

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse Artwork by Nikko Torres The Canada Gairdner International Award is given yearly to five individuals for outstanding contributions to medical science. 84 of its 388 recipients have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Dr. Lewis Kay, a Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, and Chemistry, received the Gairdner…

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Is International CRISPR Regulation a Pipe Dream?

Written by Shawn Xiong Edited by Manisha Talukdar Header image courtesy of Marie Ann Liebert At the dawn of recombinant DNA technology in the early 1970s, two conferences took place in Asilomar state beach in California, led by Stanford biochemist Paul Berg. From an outright prohibition during the first meeting in 1973 to tight regulation…

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