Maria Vera Ugalde Ph.D. Principal Investigator
Maria obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Navarra, Spain. She moved to New York City for her postdoctoral training with Evgeny Nudler at NYU Medical Center, where she became interested in the regulation of the stress response. Then, she moved to the laboratory of Robert Singer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she developed single-cell and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy approaches to resolving the stress response.
PhD. FRQS fellow
I obtained a master’s in genetics at the University of Bordeaux Segalen, France. I moved to Montreal and obtained a Ph. D. in biochemistry at the University of Montreal, during which I studied the function of R-loops in the targeting of Polycomb group protein in Drosophila . Joining Dr. Vera Ugalde lab as a postdoc, I will continue studying the function of R-loops in mammals in the context of the stress response.
Lokha Ranjani Alagar Boopathy
Ph.D. Student. FRQS fellow
Lokha obtained her Master’s from the University of Illinois. She joined the lab in 2019 and has been working on the induction and attenuation of heat shock responses.
Ph.D Student. Vanier Fellow
Suleima obtained her BSc in Animal Science from Berry College located in Rome, Georgia, USA. She traded the warmness of South Georgia and moved to Montreal where she attained her MSc in Neuroscience from McGill University. She is interested in understanding how complex neural interactions can influence an organism’s behavior in the hope of someday contributing to our ability to intervene and heal. Outside of the lab she enjoys spending time with her two furry boys, Chuy and Tuchis.
Stella studied biochemistry and computer science as an undergraduate at McGill University. In 2022, she joined the lab to study heat shock protein’s mRNA translation and trafficking in dendrites. She will combine single-molecule fluorescence microscopy tools, computational pipelines, and molecular tools in her research work. Outside the lab, she likes exploring coffee shops and taking care of her plants 🌱
NSERC fellow summer 2022
I am a third-year undergraduate studying Pharmacology and Therapeutics. I am interested in cellular biology and how the dysregulation of essential processes leads to disease.
I am a fourth-year Honours student studying Computer Science and Biology. In my Honours project, I am investigating the dynamics of the transport of heat shock protein mRNAs when eukaryotic cells undergo stress. I enjoy playing badminton, going to the gym, and reading.
I’m a third-year biochemistry honours student. I am completing an independent research project on heat shock response in yeast
I am a U3 biochemistry student and I am interested in protein aggregates in yeast. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and reading.
- Alan Xiao (2019-2021).
Honour’s and BIOC 396 Undergraduate Students
- Kyla Edelmeier (Fall 2022).
- Zoe Wefers (Winter 2022).
- Emma Beadle (Fall 2021).
- Ryan Huang (Summer 2020).
- Maanasa Koripalli (Fall 2020-Winter 2021).
- Idia Boncheva (Winter 2022-Summer 2022).
- Delina Efren (Winter 2022-Summer 2022).
- Jennifer Jiang (Summer 2020-Fall 2021).
- Sonya Madan (Summer 2019-Fall 2020).
Visiting students from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
- Aitana Garia Bueno Rico (Winter 2022).
- Irene Garcia de Andres (Winter 2020).