I obtained a Bachelor of Science, Honours degree from the Unversity of Toronto, in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology specialist Program and graduated with High Distinction . I was a Dean's List Scholar during my time at U of T. Following this I studied sex determination and dosage compensation in the nematode C.elegans in the lab of Dr. Marc Perry. I defended my Masters of Science thesis in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. The title of my thesis is Identification of Cis-acting Elements and Trans-acting Factors Responsible for her-1 Regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans. ( find it here)
In the Boulianne lab, I am interested in how a few seemingly simple cells in an embryo can develop into such an awesomely complex structure such as a brain. Wow! So, in Gabrielle's lab I have studied the role of the E3 ubiquitin ligase Neuralized in the development of the nervous system.