Fish exposed to the antidepressant drug Prozac pass on altered behaviour to the next three generations, raising questions about what might happen to human children whose mothers take the drug.
At the University of Ottawa, researchers Vance Trudeau and Marilyn Vera-Chang exposed fish eggs and newly-hatched fish to Prozac levels typical of what would cross the human placenta and reach an embryo. Read the full article.
Laurie Chan studies the toxic effects of chemical contaminants on wildlife and humans. Chan has worked with indigenous peoples across Canada to address their food safety and security issues. Chan and his team develop innovative approaches to study health determinants at the local, regional and global levels.
Robert Smith, Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for successfully using pop culture to showcase the power of mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, sparking the interest of mathematical and non-mathematical audiences worldwide.
uOttawa doctorial candidate Seungmin Leo Lee says one of the things he likes best about the university’s graduate science programs is the opportunity to develop as a diversified scientist with interdisciplinary skills.
Lee wasn’t always this hooked on the science of rocks. He was charting an academic path in biochemistry until an undergraduate geology elective changed his outlook. Today, he is happily pursuing his research under the supervision of Dr. Keiko Hattori, a professor of geochemistry and mineral deposits in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Read the full article.
Adam Oliver Brown is featured as a musician on Richard Reed Parry's new album that was released on September 21. Richard is a multiple award winning artist (Grammy, Juno, Polaris prizes) and a core member of the internationally-acclaimed rock band Arcade Fire.
Pascal Audet and Andrew Pelling have been elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, as part of its fifth cohort. The college, created by the RSC, aims to recognize emerging research leaders at the outset of their careers. Read the full article.
This summer, 11 students represented the University of Ottawa at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Dallas, Texas. HOSA is devoted to providing university and high school students with an opportunity to explore their passions for healthcare. Read more.
A team of researchers led by Professor Roberto Chica has devised a way to bypass a long-standing biotechnological limit by engineering "flexible" proteins that can modify their structure to perform a desired function. Read the complete article.