Grad students

Graduate (MSc and PhD) positions are available for enthusiastic and driven students wishing to study molecular and genetic mechanisms controlling mammalian energy metabolism, obesity, and cancer.

Several projects are available in the laboratory and can be tailored to compliment the specific interests of the student. The lab uses a wide variety of molecular biology and biochemical approaches in cultured mammalian cells as well as methods to study physiology in genetically engineered mice. Commonly used techniques include: molecular cloning, mass spectrometry (metabolomics and proteomics), respirometry,  RNA interference, Western blotting, quantitative RT-PCR, and fluorescent microscopy. In addition, physiological approaches are used such as in vivo metabolic phenotyping (MRI, energy expenditure, thermogenesis).

Students wishing to join the lab should email lawrence.kazak@mcgill.ca to discuss their particular interests.