Saturday, December 20, 2008

Otis Vacratsis receives CIHR funding for research on neuromuscular diseases

Posted Nov. 14, 2008: Professor Otis Vacratsis, an associate professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry who was born and raised in Windsor, has received a three-year $243,000 grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to study the molecular origins of myotubuluar myopathy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Dr. Vacratsis' group will be attempting to isolate and sequence the proteins that are associated with these neuromuscular diseases, in the hopes that their work may lead to future successful pharmaceutical treatments or therapies. For more information, see the Windsor Star Article on Dr. Vacratsis, and click here to visit his webpage.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantships

Attention all undergraduate students!
Apr. 23: Undergrad research information session
Feb. 3: Deadline for USRA applications.
Are you interested in summer research? Then please take note of the important dates and information below:
1. The Undergraduate Research information session will take place on Friday January 23 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in 186 Essex Hall. Pizza and pop will be served! Please attend this session to meet the professors and see what undergrad research opportunities are available for:
  • Fourth year honors projects, 2009-2010 (59-410)
  • Summer research opportunities
  • Outstanding scholars
2. NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantships (USRAs) are due in the chemistry office on Tues. Feb. 3, 2009. You must hand in the NSERC application, the Chem/Biochem form, and an official transcript.

Click here to visit the website for all official links, forms and information.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: There is a Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 11 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the chemistry conference room. Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased before Friday, December 5 from either Kim or Marlene in the Chemistry office. Food will include: Pasta, chicken, another meat, salad, rolls, and a few vegetarian dishes, as well as pop and dessert. Please notify Kim or Marlene asap, and purchase your tickets by Dec. 9! All students, faculty and staff are welcome!