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Prof. Maureen McKeague
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry | Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
McGill University

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology, ETH Zurich (2016-2018)
NSERC PDF in Bioengineering, Stanford University (2012-2016)
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Carleton University (2007-2012)
B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Carleton University (2003-2007)


Maira Rivera Valdés

PROJECT: Development of screening method for small molecules targeting SAM riboswitches
Country: Chile

Eiman Osman

PROJECT: Developing RNA riboswitches for studying regeneration in Zebrafish
Country: Sudan


Micaela Belleperche
PhD Candidate, Chemistry

PROJECT: Aptamer biosensing
Awards: NSERC CGS-M, David Noble Harpp Fellowship

Serge Hirka
PhD Candidate, Chemistry

PROJECT: Enhancing the chemical diversity of aptamers
Awards: Major Doctoral Fellowships, NSERC Promote Candidate

Negin Ghandhariyoun

PROJECT: Aptamer-based biosensors
Awards: James Frost Fellowship, Graduate Excellence Award, Pharmacology Graduate Student Fellowship
Country: Iran

Omma Shahara Ayon
MSc Candidate, Chemistry

PROJECT: Affinity Analysis of Ligands to the Thiamine Pyrophosphate Riboswitch
Awards: Graduate Excellence Award
Country: Bangladesh

Son Bui
PhD Candidate, Chemistry

Country: Vietnam

Olivia Kovecses
PhD Candidate, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

PROJECT: "Drugging" transcription factors in leukemia using RNA therapeutics
Awards: CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, PROMOTE CREATE Graduate Award, CRBS Studentship Award, Max Stern Recruitment Fellowship, Graduate Excellence Award
Country: Canada

Lucia Wang
MSc Candidate, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

PROJECT: Sequencing DNA Damage and Creating In Vivo Biosensors to Study Regeneration
Awards: NSERC Alexander Graham Bell CGS-M, FRQ-NT B1X Master’s Research Scholarship, Grad Excellence Award in Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Graduate Excellence Fellowship, American Chemical Society TOXI-CRT Writing Fellowship
Country: Canada

Bruktawit Maru
PhD Candidate, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

PROJECT: Identification and Targeting of Predictive Biomarkers of Cytarabine Efficacy in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Awards: Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQ-S) Doctoral Scholarship, Cole Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, PROMOTE CREATE Graduate Award, CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships - Masters (CGS-M), McGill Graduate Excellence Award


Janeva Shahi
BSc Pharmacology & Therapeutics

PROJECT: Zebrafish Riboswitch Transfection and Testing
Awards: NSERC USRA Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Country: Canada

Ayodele Edinboro
BSc Biochemistry

PROJECT: RT-qPCR Testing of SARS-CoV-2 Probes and Primers
Country: Barbados

Liana Caprera
BSc Pharmacology & Therapeutics

PROJECT: Test binding of aptamers to malaria protein Hsp90 to be able to create malaria biosensors in the future
Country: Canada