U of T Mississauga epigeneticist awarded the gift of time

4 Dec 2018 - 3:55pm
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Iva Zovkic, epigeneticist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, has been awarded the 2018 Dorothy Shoichet Women Faculty Science Award of Excellence. She won the award for her work on the role of epigenetics in memory formation and neurodegeneration and its potential for developing new therapies for age-related

2018 Annual Research Prize Symposium

7 Nov 2018 - 3:29pm
Collage of Marc Laflamme, Bart Scott and Erin Tolley

The UTM Office of the Vice-Principal, Research is hosting its Annual Research Prize Symposium. The symposium takes place Thursday, November 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Council Chambers, DV-3130. Research prize winners will give presentations on their work. A reception will follow.

The 2018 research prize recipients are:

Fly-by-sight Study

24 Oct 2018 - 2:30pm
Black-and-white photo of two fruit flies

Though we might assume that a fruit fly follows its nose to the scent of that sweet ripening fruit on the counter, their vision might also be a guiding force. And, even more surprisingly, they could actually be flitting over because they see another fly that they recognize.

Defining the shapes of shapeshifting proteins

9 Oct 2018 - 11:45am
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Computational biophysicist Sarah Rauscher joined the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences in 2017. Rauscher studies a class of proteins called disordered proteins.

Analyzing the output of the brain

3 Oct 2018 - 2:09pm
Photo of Robert Gerlai

Robert Gerlai wants to understand the neurobiological mechanisms of the effects of alcohol on the brain. The behaviour geneticist studies changes of behaviour induced by alcohol in zebrafish. He hopes that understanding these behaviours in the fish will ultimately reveal something about how humans respond to alcohol.