StemCellTalks Ottawa 2011


Alesandra Pasut is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa. She is studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the lab of Dr. Michael Rudnicki researching the role of stem cells in muscle regeneration. Alessandra has been a member of  the Stem Cell Network for 3 years, has volunteered with Let’s Talk Science for 2 years and has been teaching at Algonquin College for 2 years. She has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Padova, Italy.

Alexis Given is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa. She is studying Neuroscience in the lab of Dr. Dennis Bulman researching the pathology of myoclonus dystonia, a neurologically based movement disorder. Alexis is in her 5th year of volunteering with Let’s Talk Science and is currently working as a coordinator.  She has also volunteered with Science Travels in Northern Ontario and Tanzania. Alexis has a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Carleton University.

Alexandra Mogyoros is a JD candidate in the English Common Law program at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests mainly lie at the intersection of law and technology and health law; she is especially interested in how technological innovations affect our conceptualisation of notions such as health and normalcy. This is her second year volunteering with StemCellTalks, and is extremely excited to be a part of such an incredible project. She has an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph with a focus on biology and philosophy.

Chris Kamel is a science writer with an M. Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. During that time, he was a member of the Cancer Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Chris currently blogs for the Stem Cell Network. He has twice been published in The Open Laboratory: The Best Science Writing on Blogs, and has been writing about science on the web since 2005.


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