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.

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 with a clear description of how their interests align with the research in our lab, and why they think our lab is a good fit.

Please note that although funding support is not a prerequisite, all students are expected to apply for individual research fellowships.