People

PI

Maria has been working in the field of computational protein modelling since her bachelor’s project in 2006. She moved to uOttawa to start the lab in August 2018. Prior to heading the Musgaard lab, she was a postdoc at the University of Oxford, UK (2011-2018). In Oxford she worked with Prof. Phil Biggin and focused on ligand-gated ion channels; especially ionotropic glutamate receptors. Maria was born and raised in Denmark where she finished her bachelor’s (2006), master’s (2009) and PhD (2011) degrees in Medicinal Chemistry at Aarhus University. Her research in particular concerned P-type ATPases and was supervised by Prof. Birgit Schiøtt.
When not in the lab, Maria enjoys a run or a cycle ride on the many paths in Ottawa, or a paddle trip on the canal or the rivers.


GRADUATE STUDENTS

Anna Ananchenko

Anna has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from uOttawa. Anna is a Master student, working on understanding the interactions between ASICs and the surrounding lipid environment.








HONOURS STUDENTS

Megan Miaro

Megan is enrolled in the Biochemistry undergraduate program. Megan is an honours student, working on determining protonation states of ASICs.









Rebecca Dean

Rebecca is enrolled in the Biochemistry undergraduate program. Rebecca is an honours student, working on understanding regulation of RyRs.









UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Maliha Mamun

Maliha just finished the second year of the Biomedical Science undergraduate program. Maliha is a summer student in the lab, building ASIC models.









Yusuf Sheikh

Yusuf just finished the second year of the Biomedical Science undergraduate program. Yusuf is a summer student in the lab, building nAChR models.









Adir Baxi

Adir just finished the second year of the Biomedical Science undergraduate program. Adir is volunteering in the lab, building nAChR models.









Zubair Ahmadzai

Zubair just finished the second year of the Biomedical Science undergraduate program. Zubair is volunteering in the lab, helping with RyR projects.









Casey Wong

Casey just finished the second year of the Biomedical Science undergraduate program. Casey is volunteering in the lab, building ASIC models.









Nabil Islam