LAB MEMBERS

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NADINE WIPER-BERGERON, PHD

Principal Investigator

Full Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Assistant Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

BSc Immunology, McGill University

PhD Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

Nadine.WiperBergeron@uottawa.ca

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HAMOOD ALSUDAIS

Research Associate

I’m a recent PhD graduate turned Research Associate who has more questions than answers. In the past few years most of these questions have been about the interactions between cancer and muscle cells in the context of cancer cachexia. I’m very passionate about science and making a difference one cell at a time!

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RASHIDA RAJGARA

PhD candidate

I am a 4th year PhD candidate in the Wiper-Bergeron lab, looking at dissecting the role of glucocorticoid signaling in adult muscle stem cells. I have a love of science, and determination as strong as the muscles I harvest. I like to DIY and paint and when I'm not busy pipetting.

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AISHA SALEH

PhD candidate

I am a Ph.D. candidate investigating the role of C/EBPbeta in promoting cancer and cachexia. In my undergrad, I developed an interest in cancer biology and its complexity. Specifically, I am hoping to identify the role of C/EBPbeta in cancer stemless and angiogenesis and discover a therapeutic to target the culprit. Outside the lab, you will find me going on long drives, exploring new places, or finding a new hobby.

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ALEX BROWN

PhD Student

I have spent the last 6 years at McMaster University for my undergraduate degree in Life Sciences and master’s degree in Kinesiology, where I studied molecular adaptations that influence how people respond to exercise. In my spare time, you can catch me playing and watching sports (Go Leafs Go), camping and having fun with friends.

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LEANNE DAWE

MSc Student

TBD

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JOCELYN NGUYEN

MSc student

Jocelyn is a graduate of the Forensic Biology program from the University of Toronto. She had the opportunity to engage in a ballistics research project in her undergraduate program. She has now shifted her trajectory to molecular biology and is looking at glucocorticoid gene targets in adult skeletal muscle stem cells. Outside of the lab, Jocelyn spends her time dancing or watching TV. You may even have spotted her in the background of some shows and movies.