UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AT YORK THROUGH THE NSERC USRA PROGRAM 2009

From L: Dr. Peng, Eilyad, Michele, Tanita

Professor Chun Peng’s laboratory in the Biology Department has also been bursting with energy this summer as three NSERC USRA recipients have joined the group to pursue research projects in the area of cancer biology and fish reproduction.

Eilyad Honarparvar has been investigating an important protein called p27 that plays a protective role against cancer. Michele Taffs, joined the laboratory to investigate the role of certain chemicals in disrupting the reproductive system. Tanita Manchanda, will be exploring the role of miRNAs in placenta formation and eventually in cancer development and treatment.

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