News/Recognitions

2020

June 
– Lawrence provides a personal story about his life in science at Nature Metabolism
– Our review paper on creatine metabolism: energy homeostasis, immunity and cancer biology is now online at Nature Reviews Endocrinology

April 
– Our paper on creatine transport in adipose tissue was highlighted as an editorial favorite at Nature Metabolism

– Faiz’s review paper on Regulation of adipocyte thermogenesis: mechanisms controlling obesity has just been accepted at FEBS Journal. Congrats Faiz!!!

February
– Anna’s review paper on Ucp1-independent thermogenesis has just been accepted at Biochemical Journal. Congrats Anna!!!

– We’re headed to Banff for the Keystone Symposium on Obesity and NAFLD:Mechanisms and Therapeutics!  Lawrence is giving a talk, and Faiz and Anna are representing with posters! 
– Anna and Faiz cleaning up with Canderel Travel Awards for the Keystone conference on Obesity and NAFLD! Congrats!!!

January 
– Congratulations to Faiz Hussain, PhD Candidate for winning best poster at the 14th annual MDRC Research Symposium! Well-deserved!

– Kazak lab is awarded a pilot grant from the Montreal Diabetes Research Centre! Lets do some cool experiments.

2019

September
– Congrats to Janane Rahbani for receiving a Charlotte and Leo Karassik Postdoctoral Fellowship!!!

– Congrats to Christien Dykstra for receiving a Canderel Graduate Studentship Award!!!

August 
– Christien Dykstra joins the lab as an MSc student. Welcome Christien!

April
– Presenting our work at the Department of Physiology, McGill University (Montreal)

– Presenting our work at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series, UBC (Vancouver)
– Presenting our work at the Muscle Health Research Center Seminar Series, York University (Toronto)

March
– Presenting our work at the Nutritional Seminar Series, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

February
Kazak lab’s first paper is accepted for publication in Nature Metabolism! This work describes a new mouse model of adipocyte creatine depletion that becomes obese due to reduced diet-induced thermogenesis.
– Presenting our work at the Keystone Symposia: Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology (Banff, AB)

January
– Kazak lab is invited to Barbados for the Annual International Bellairs meeting on “The Cell and Systems Biology of Disease: Concepts and Challenges”

2018

December 
Presenting our work at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Endocrine Rounds (Montreal, QC)

November
– Kazak lab is awarded generous funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation! Lets get some cool equipment!

– Lawrence Kazak is awarded a Canada Research Chair, Tier 2 in Adipocyte Biology
– Our first review is published in Cell Metabolism

October
– Presenting our work at Spotlight Seminar Series at the GCRC (Montreal, QC)

September
– Kazak lab welcomes Faiz Hussain and Anna Roesler who join the lab as MS.c. students!

– Kazak lab welcomes Bozena Samborska as our new Research Assistant!

June
– Presenting our work at Institute de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) (Montreal, QC)

– Presenting our work The Metabolomics Innovation Center (Canmore, AB)
– Awarded our first CIHR Project Grant! Now all we have to do is do it again….and again…..and again…..and again!

May
– Presenting our work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University (NYC, NY)

April
– Presenting our work at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) meeting (San Diego, CA)

March 
– Janane Rahbani joins the lab as a postdoc. Welcome Janane!
– Natalie Constantin, 4th year McGill Biochemistry undergrad gets a SURA scholarship to work in the lab this summer in 2018. Congrats Natalie!

January
– Kazak lab opens!
– Presenting our work at the Keystone Symposia: Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (Keystone, CO)

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