Lucia Mendoza-Viveros Receives UTM Graduate Student Research Award!

4 May 2017 - 2:56pm
Lucia Mendoza-Viveros

Biology PhD student Lucia Mendoza-Viveros from the Cheng Lab is this year's recipient of the UTM Graduate Student Research Award. The UTM Graduate Student Research Award is co-sponsored by the Vice-Dean, Graduate and UTMAGS.

The award is given to a current graduate student at UTM meeting the award criteria. For this award “Research excellence will be evaluated in terms of the degree to which the student has had an impact through contributions to his/her field of study, communicates research results effectively, and displays a mastery of his/her subject area.”

Congratulations Chris Lowden!

25 Apr 2017 - 4:57pm
a brown mouse

Masters student Chris Lowden (Cheng Lab) has been awarded a one year NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship! 

The Canada Graduate Scholarship program for Masters Students is designed to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

Chris’s research project is the role of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 (GRK5) in adult hippocampal neurogenesis.

Congratulations Rosemary Martin!

25 Apr 2017 - 4:54pm
Rosemary Martin

PhD student Rosemary Martin (McCauley Lab) has been awarded the Morris Wayman prize from Massey College. The prize is given "in recognition of outstanding efforts to better build understanding of her field of interest at Massey College."

A gene for adapting to changing seasons? U of T researchers have identified it

19 Apr 2017 - 4:31pm

University of Toronto researchers have identified a gene that determines whether the body will adapt to changing seasons.

The gene, a micro-RNA called miR-132/212, is part of a mechanism in the brain’s central timekeeping system, known as the circadian clock, located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This gene has also been previously implicated in mood disorders including depression.

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Biology Graduate Student Publication Featured on the cover of Cell Reports!

19 Apr 2017 - 4:13pm
Cell Reports cover

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. However in addition to being published, Lucia’s article made the cover of the journal for April 17, 2017! 

Congratulations Lucia and the Cheng Lab!

You can find the article at the following link: