University of Toronto researchers have identified a gene that determines whether the body will adapt to changing seasons.
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Lucia Mendoza-Viveros' (PhD, Cheng Lab) article on the role of miRNAs in seasonal adaptation of the circadian clocks was recently published in the science journal Cell Reports. This is an amazing accomplishment.
The UTM Office of the Dean awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant to Zara Ahmed. Zara is an undergrad working in the McCauley lab. The award is given to support summer research projects.
Kayla Dias (MSc, Braeutigam Lab) has been awarded a Principal’s Involvement Award. These awards are given to graduate or upper year undergraduate students who have enhanced the equality of student life at UTM.