Grad students

Graduate positions are available for enthusiastic and driven students wishing to study molecular and genetic mechanisms controlling mammalian energy metabolism and how it regulates obesity, cancer, and immunity.

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 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. It is best to think of this as a little 1-2 page proposal of what you would like to work on.

Funding support is not a prerequisite; however, all students are expected to apply for individual research fellowships soon after starting in the lab.