Killing flies with bacteria and other things I couldn’t possibly explain to my grandfather

written by Dr. Justin Nodwell image by Andrew Zhai My grade 11 math teacher, Mr. Dimass, was a fan of short, elegant proofs. Conversely, he had an aversion for anything that was unnecessarily complicated. To indicate such excesses, he used to say, “it’s like you’re …

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Stepping off the treadmill and into the park: A glimpse into the promising future of an alternative publishing platform

written by Claire MacMurray and Noel Garber We have written the following article due to our firm belief in the need of a total reform of the publishing industry in the natural sciences. Once having emphasized the shortcomings of the model/industry, we will proceed to […]

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The New Kid on the Block: Getting to Know Dr. Jonathon Ditlev

written by Claire MacMurray Dr. Jonathon Ditlev joined our department in August of 2019. His current topic of interest is the postsynaptic density, a membraneless organelle found within the synaptic region of the neuron. His efforts are motivated by an attempt to better understand the […]

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Part II: How serendipity can lead to a new model for Alzheimer’s disease

PDB ID: 6DSO Cryo-EM structure of murine AA amyloid fibril written by Claire MacMurray It is my hope that both part one of this series in addition to Dr. Herrup’s Connell lecture brought awareness to the state of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research and the predominant […]

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