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Joseph Casey

Joseph Casey

Coach

Joe is a Professor of Biochemistry, University of Alberta. Joe’s research is about how we control what moves in and out of cells. Joe’s lab is working solve the puzzle of how this process is perturbed in corneal blindness. Joe home brews and is Faculty advisor for the U of A Brewing Association.

Raelynn Brassard

Raelynn Brassard

Venue coordinator

Raelynn is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Joanne Lemieux at the University of Alberta. She studies the dysregulation of proteins in the mitochondria, better known as the "powerhouse of the cell", and role of these proteins in Parkinson's Disease.

Emily McNamara

Emily McNamara

Venue coordinator

Emily is a biochemistry graduate student in Dr. Sue-Ann Mok's lab at the UofA. She studies localization effects of a protein called 'Tau', which plays a key role in Alzheimer's disease. Emily also takes a keen interest in Entomology, she can tell you everything you don't want to know about insects.

Cameron Smithers

Cameron Smithers

Venue coordinator

Cameron Smithers is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Alberta under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Overduin. Cameron has a passion for proteins that signal for the body to form new blood vessels as this is an essential process for wound healing, and a contributor to cancer progression.