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)

Run Around- Blues Traveler

You Can Call Me All- Paul Simon

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

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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Marisa Kilgour
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education

BSc- University of Ottawa

PhD- University of Victoria

Research Interests

Immunometabolism - with a focus on how metabolism impacts the function of T cells in cancer and other diseases

Favourite Movie?

Despicable Me

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Anything Disney

Doppelgänger: Drew Barrymore

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Victoria
Robert-Gostlin

MSc Student

Education 

BSc- UBC Okanagan

Research Interests

Macrophage metabolic signaling

Favourite Movie?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Summer of 69- Bryan Adams

Doppelgänger: Gal Gadot

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Walid Hassouni
Undergraduate Researcher

Education 

4th year Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational Molecular Medicine

Research Interests

Energy sensing as a regulator of macrophage metabolism

Favourite Movie?

Call Me By Your Name

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Somebody to love - Queen

Doppelgänger: Channing Tatum

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Gus
 

Education 

McCann's Puppy School- Hamilton, 2012

Research Interests

The biochemistry behind crayons tasting so delicious

Favourite Movie?

Up

Favourite Karaoke Song?

Yellow Ledbetter- Pearl Jam

Doppelgänger: EVERY DOODLE OUT THERE

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