I conduct research in the field of molecular biology, genetics and neurodegenerative disease. I am working towards completing my doctoral degree and aspire to become a professor.

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As a research scientist, my job is to discover and study plant diseases that affect agricultural plants. Our ultimate goal is to reduce their impact on our ability to grow abundant and safe food.

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My M.Sc. research project was to create a device that allows us to insert foreign material (usually proteins and DNA) into any cell type and size, while keeping them alive.

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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? (5:29 min.)

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I work on poop, specifically the multitudes of microbes that live inside poop. That doesn't sound very glamorous, but we now understand that these microbes have a fundamental role in our health and well-being; we have been very slow to realize this, and our current western lifestyle choices can be hostile to our microbes, in extreme cases causing disease.

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A symposium for students in Grades 11-12, organized by the Let’s Talk Science Outreach site at the University of Windsor.

This event takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

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A symposium for students in Grades 11-12, organized by the Let’s Talk Science Outreach site at York University in Toronto.

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Meet Catherine and learn about the cool things she does on a daily basis at the Algonquin Radio Observatory. (2:14 min.)

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Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. (4:26 min.)

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The Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes. It has also been linked to birth defects, especially microcephaly. But how do you get from a mosquito bite to microcephaly?

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