I am passionate about improving human health and quality of life using functional nucleic acids. Specifically, my past, current & future research aims to improve the selection and characterization of small molecule-binding aptamers and ribozymes towards the ultimate goal of developing both in vitro and in vivo biosensors for high-throughput drug screening and disease diagnosis.
Honors & Awards
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2013-2015)
Bachelor of Science, Carleton University (2007)
Doctor of Philosophy, Carleton University (2012)
Christina Smolke, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor