1. Principal investigator:

Dr. Eric R. Gauthier
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6, Canada
Phone: (705)675-1151 ext 2119 (office), 2102 (laboratory)

B.Sc., Biochemistry, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Université Laval



Funding

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2. Graduate students:

Ph.D. students:

Abdelmuhsen Abusneina
M.Sc. University of Nottingham, UK. 2004.
Ph.D. candidate, Biomolecular Sciences, Laurentian University.
Project: Role of ammonia in the modulation of apoptosis in glutamine-starved cells.

Andréane Chénier
M.Sc. Biochemistry-Microbiology-Immunology, University of Ottawa, 2008.
Ph.D. candidate, Biomolecular Sciences, Laurentian University.
Project: Cellular survival response triggered by glutamine limitation.

Curtis Harnett
B.Sc. Biology, Laurentian University, 2003.
Ph.D. candidate, Biomolecular Sciences, Laurentian University.
Project: Control of cellular signalling by glutamine and its deprivation.


M.Sc. students:

Jenna Woodley
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Laurentian University, 2009.
M.Sc. candidate, Chemical Sciences, Laurentian University
Project: Using RNA interference to characterize the role of BH3-only proteins in glutamine-starved cells.


Xiaoxi Yang
M.Sc. candidate, Chemical Sciences, Laurentian University
Project: Biocompatibility of new magnesium-based allows.
In collaboration with Dr. Joy Gray-Munro, Dept. Chemistry-Biochemistry, Laurentian University.


3. Undergraduate students. Honours thesis project, 2013-2014:

TBA


4. Summer student 2013:

Catherine Zhou
B.Sc. candidate, Biology, Laurentian University - NSERC-USRA Awardee
Project: Modulation of mTOR by ammonia in glutamine-starved cells



5. Alumni:

Matthew Mallory
B.Sc. Biology, Laurentian University, 2004.
M.Sc. Biology, Laurentian University, 2006.
Project: Involvement of GADD-153/CHOP-10 in the death program triggered by L-glutamine withdrawal

Katja Vehanen
B.Sc. Engineering, Rauma Institute of Technology, Finland, 1997.
M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Kuopio (Finland), 2005.
(co-supervisor: Dr. Annikka Linnala-Kankkunen, Dept. Biochemistry, Kuopio University).
Thesis title: Role of calpains in glutamine-deprived Sp2/0-Ag14 hybridoma cell apoptosis.
What am I up to?: Undergoing Ph.D. studies in Biochemistry at the University of Kuopio (Finland).

Julie Paquette
NSERC postgraduate studenship recipient
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Laurentian University, 2002.
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences, Laurentian University, 2004.
Thesis title: A study of apoptotic pathways triggered upon L-glutamine deprivation in Sp2/0-Ag14 mouse hybridoma cells.
What am I up to?: Attending Teacher's College, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario.

Paul Guérin
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Laurentian University, 1999.
M.Sc. Chemistry, Laurentian University, 2004
Thesis title: Role of oxidative stress in the induction of cell death in the hybridoma cell line Sp2/0-Ag14.
What am I up to?: Technician, Dept. Chemistry-Biochemistry, Laurentian University.

Kevin Chartrand
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Laurentian University, 1999.
M.Sc Chemistry, Laurentian University, 2004.
Thesis Title: Characterization of baxk, a Novel Murine Bax Isoform.
What am I up to?: Technician, Dept. Chemistry-Biochemistry, Laurentian University.

Barry Deane

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, 2000.
M.Sc.Chemistry, Laurentian University, 2003
Thesis Title: Regulation of CHOP-10 in L-Glutamine-deprived Sp2/0-Ag14 Mouse Hybridoma Cells.
What am I up to?: High school teacher, Sudbury, Ontario.

Joel Charbonneau

B.Sc.,Biochemistry, Laurentian University, 1998.
M.Sc. Chemistry, Laurentian University, 2001.
Thesis title: Control of apoptosis in murine B cell hybridomas during stationary batch culture.
What am I up to?: Research Assistant, Ottawa, Ontario.

Kathy Daichendt
B.Sc., Biology, Laurentian University, 1993
M.Sc. Biology, Laurentian University, 2000.
Thesis title: Effect of the expression of Bcl-xL-Gal4 fusion proteins in the yeast S. cerevisiae.

John Chan
B.Sc., Biochemistry, Laurentian University, 1995.
M.Sc. Chemistry, Laurentian University, 1998.
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Guelph, 2004.
M.Sc. thesis title: The effects of the human proapoptotic proteins Bax and Bcl-xS in S. cerevisiae.