Education

BSc and PhD- University of Guelph

Postdoctoral Fellowship- McMaster University

Research Interests

Mechanisms underlying metabolic disease- interplay between lipid metabolism and inflammation

Favourite Movie?

How to Train Your Dragon (1, 2 and 3)

Favourite Karaoke Setlist?

Ants Marching- Dave Matthews Band

Shiny- Jemaine Clement (Moana)

Boy in the Bubble- Paul Simon

Run Around- Blues Traveler

Lost in the Woods- Jonathan Groff

Lunch Lady Land- Adam Sandler

Betterman- Pearl Jam

Doppelgänger: Edward Norton

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Conor O'Dwyer
Lab Manager

Education 

Advanced Diploma- Biotechnology, Algonquin College

Research Interests

AMPK & other drug targets for type 2 diabetes

Favourite Movie?

Forrest Gump

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Roxanne- The Police

Doppelgänger: Tom Selleck

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Julia Nunes
PhD Student

Education 

BSc at the University of Ottawa

Research Interests

The role and regulation of cholesterol metabolism in fatty liver disease

Favourite Movie?

Shutter

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Across the Universe - The Beatles 

Doppelgänger: Stephanie Beatriz

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Peyman Ghorbani
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education 

BSc- University of Ottawa

MSc- University of Toronto

PhD- Hannover Medical School, Germany

Research Interests

The regulation of immune responses by diet and metabolic factors

Favourite Movie?

Gerry

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Aesop Rock - The Harbour is Yours

Doppelgänger: Oscar Isaac

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Tyler Smith
PhD Student

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Education 

Undergraduate Translational and Molecular Medicine student,  University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Immunometabolism

Favourite Movie?

Lord of the Rings

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Doppelgänger: Colin Hanks

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Ciara Pember
MSc Student

Education 

BSc at Brock University

Research Interests

Choline in metabolism

Favourite Movie?

 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Favourite Karaoke Song?

I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic at the Disco

Doppelgänger: Taylor Swift

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Habiba Dergham
Undergraduate Researcher

Education

4th year Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational Molecular Medicine

Research Interests

Immunometabolism of obesity and diabetes

Favourite Movie?

Her (2013)

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus

Doppelgänger: Alia Shawkat

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Maja Ilijevska
Undergraduate Researcher

Education 

4th year Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational Molecular Medicine

Research Interests

Immune responses regulated by lipid metabolism

Favourite Movie?

Limitless

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Why Did It Have To Be Me- ABBA

Doppelgänger: Kiernan Shipka

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Lara Abou-Chakra
Undergraduate Researcher

Education 

4th year Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational Molecular Medicine

Research Interests

Regulation of metabolic pathways and/ or immune response in diseases

Favourite Movie?

Life As We Know It

Favourite Karaoke Song?

My Heart Will Go On- Céline Dion

Doppelgänger: Anne Hathaway

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Gus
 

Education 

McCann's Puppy School- Hamilton, 2012

Research Interests

The biochemistry behind crayons tasting so delicious

Favourite Movie?

Any that means I can snuggle on your lap

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Yellow Ledbetter- Pearl Jam

Doppelgänger: EVERY DOODLE OUT THERE

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