Lab members

Dr. Michael Wu

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Principle Investigator


Dr. Wu completed his Ph.D. in hibernation stress physiology at Carleton University under the supervision of Dr. Ken Storey. 


After his graduate study, Dr. Wu completed a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida to study environmental stress and aging using the C. elegans model system at the lab of Dr. Keith Choe. 


Dr. Wu began his appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan in July of 2018.

Sydney Murray

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Undergraduate student


Sydney is a Toxicology undergraduate major studying the neurotoxicity mechanism of environmental toxins. Sydney is supported by the U of S Toxicology Centre TUREP and OVPR USRA scholarship.

Samantha Chomyshen

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M.Sc student


Samantha has a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. Samantha is currently a Masters student in the lab and is studying the genetic mechanisms regulating environmental stress-induced RNA splicing disruptions.

Brandon Waddell

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Ph.D. student


Brandon completed his Master's degree in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan. Brandon is currently a Ph.D. student in the lab and is studying genetic and environmental factors that influence the RNA processing Integrator Complex.