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2020

Feb 2020
– Kazak lab is headed to Banff for the Keystone Symposium on Obesity and NAFLD:Mechanisms and Therapeutics!  Lawrence is giving a talk, and Faiz and Anna representing with posters! 

– Anna and Faiz cleaning up with Canderel Travel Awards for the Keystone conference on Obesity and NAFLD! Congrats!!!

2019

Sept 2019
– Congrats to Janane Rahbani for receiving a Charlotte and Leo Karassik Postdoctoral Fellowship!!!

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

Aug 2019
– Christien Dykstra joins the lab as an MSc student. Welcome Christien!

April 2019
– 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 2019
Presenting our work at the Nutritional Seminar Series, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Feb 2019
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)

Jan 2019
– 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 2018
Presenting our work at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Endocrine Rounds (Montreal, QC)

November 2018
– 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: https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(18)30679-X

October 2018
– Presenting our work at Spotlight Seminar Series at the GCRC (Montreal, QC)

September 2018
– 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 2018
– 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 2018
– Presenting our work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University (NYC, NY)

April 2018
– Presenting our work at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) meeting (San Diego, CA)

March 2018
– 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 2018
– Kazak lab opens!
– Presenting our work at the Keystone Symposia: Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease (Keystone, CO)

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