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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

Omma Shahara Ayon
MSc Candidate, Chemistry

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

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

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

Brandon Tyler Albert
MSc Candidate, Chemistry

PROJECT: Cell isolation using aptamer functionalized magnetic nanoparticles
Awards: MITACS Accelerate
Country: Canada

Amanda Clairoux
MSc Candidate, Chemistry

PROJECT: Riboswitch structure conformation
Country: Canada


Kimiya Karimi
BSc Honours Pharmacology & Therapeutics

PROJECT: Developing light-up aptamer systems for use as novel biosensors
Awards: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
Country: Canada

Yuhao Chen
BSc Interdepartmental Honours Immunology

PROJECT: Developing light-up aptamer biosensors
Country: China