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. Arthur S. Hawkes fellow.
Lokha obtained her Master’s in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She joined the lab in 2019 and has been working on the induction and attenuation of heat shock response. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and astrophotography.
Stella studied biochemistry and computer science as an undergraduate at McGill University. She joined the lab to study heat shock protein’s mRNA translation and trafficking in dendrites. Outside the lab, she enjoys exploring coffee shops and taking care of her plants 🌱
NSERC fellow summer 2022
Luca studied Pharmacology and Therapeutics as an undergraduate at McGill. His project focuses on studying the translation of PINK1 mRNA. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports such as soccer and golf.
I’m a Biochemistry Master’s student. I am studying the translation mechanism of Heat Shock Protein (HSP70).
Shruti studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at McGill. She is thrilled to be joining the Vera Ugalde lab in Fall 2023 as an M.Sc student. In her free time, she likes to sit out in the park (weather permitting) and is in search of the best coffee in Montreal.
Undergraduate Research Students
I am a third-year student majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology. My project examines the decay of HSP70 mRNA during recovery from stress. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, mixing music and event planning.
I am a fourth-year biochemistry student conducting my honours research project on the factors regulating the translation of heat shock proteins (HSP70). In my spare time, I play on several recreational sports teams, and I enjoy playing music and learning new instruments
- Alan Xiao (2019-2021).
- Suleima Jacob-Tomas (2019-2022).
Honour’s and BIOC 396 Undergraduate Students
- Luca Lazzari (Fall 2022-Winter 2023)
- Talar Ghadanian (Winter 2023).
- Jan Mak (Winter 2023).
- Tad Wu (Fall 2022-Winter 2023)
- Kyla Edelmeier (Fall 2022).
- Zoe Wefers (Winter 2022).
- Emma Beadle (Fall 2021).
- Ryan Huang (Summer 2020).
- Maanasa Koripalli (Fall 2020-Winter 2021).
- Luca Lazzari (NSERC fellow Summer 2022).
- 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 and University of Navarra
- Iratxe Aldaba Gonzalez (Summer 2023).
- Aitana Garia Bueno Rico (Winter 2022).
- Irene Garcia de Andres (Winter 2020).