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 PhD student, working on understanding the interactions between ASICs and the surrounding lipid environment.








Megan Miaro

Megan has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from uOttawa. Megan is a Master student, working on understanding the structure-function relationships of ASIC protonation.








Rebecca Dean

Becca has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from uOttawa. Becca is a Master student, working on understanding the structure-function relationships of RyR modulation.









Mariam Taktek

Mariam has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from uOttawa. Mariam is a Master student, working on understanding structure-function relationships of pLGIC desensitization.









HONOURS STUDENTS

Louise Walker

Louise is enrolled in the Biochemistry undergraduate program. Louise is an honours student, working on building models of mutant iGluRs.









Jamal Kamar

Jamal is enrolled in the Biopharmaceutical Science undergraduate program. Jamal is working with Anna on studying ASIC interactions with the lipid environment.









UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Samuel Benzaquen

Sam is enrolled in the Biomedical Science undergraduate program. Sam is studying ASIC modulation.










ALUMNI

Maliha Mamun












Yusuf Sheikh












Adir Baxi












Zubair Ahmadzai












Casey Wong











Nabil Islam