January 12 2020 Our new year’s resolution was to clean up the lab! It is unbelievable how many used or expired reagents accumulate in the fridge and freezers over the years…. it is refreshing to clear up some of that valuable space. A big thank you to all the students who pitched in to make this possible! The photograph shows from left to right: David McNabney, Dr. Denina Simmons, Urvi Pajankar, Nancy Tannouri/Simon Pollard, Chase Tudor and Shreya Jain.

September 9 2020 – CBC Toronto interview regarding the wastewater monitoring project for SARS-COV-2 virus in Durham Region

September 9 2020 – Nina was recently interviewed by CBC News regarding an exciting new collaborative project involving testing for SARS- Cov-2 particles in local wastewater treatment plants. Monitoring wastewater samples for proteins from coronavirus using LC MS/MS is a novel technique for early detection of spikes in infection within a community. Click here for full story

September 9 2020 – Nina was interviewed by AM 640 regarding monitoring wastewater for SARS-COV-2 in Durham Region!

July 6 2020 – A new toy has arrived just arrived! Just a few more weeks and the LC QTOF will be ready for use…. Oh the possibilities!!

April 14 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person research has temporarily ceased. Not to worry, we still have many previously collected Omics datasets to analyze! Looks like everyone will be working on their skills in data analysis and scientific writing.

Mar 12 2020 – Lab member Christine (Tina) Flaherty win’s runner-up (2nd place!) in the Ontario Tech University-wide 3MT competition!!! Congratulations Tina 🙂

May 11 2019 – Science Rendezvous was a huge success – thank-you to all the volunteers and participants for making it such a fun day!

May 2 2019 – Shreya Jain, who will be joining our lab in September 2019 to work on a Master’s degree, has made it to the finals in NSERC’s Science, Action! video contest.
You can view Shreya’s video here. congratulations Shreya!