Meet Our Research Team
Jennifer Cobb, Professor
Dr. Cobb moved her research program to the University of Victoria in 2022 and continues to investigate DNA repair pathway choice and the molecular links between Aging and Genome Instability. She has passion for graduate student education and enjoys integrating scientific training with research discoveries. She received her PhD from the University of Tennessee. Her post-doctoral fellowship was supported by the American Cancer Society and was performed at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Cobb was a CIHR New Investigator and her lab is currently funded by CIHR and NSERC.
Aditya Mojumdar, PhD
Senior Research Associate and Lecturer
Dr. Mojumdar is a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer. His expertise lies in the field of molecular biology, protein biochemistry and yeast genetics. The focus of his research includes understanding the mechanisms that maintain genomic integrity and how those mechanisms go awry during aging and in cancer. Apart from research he enjoys teaching undergraduates;
He is currently teaching:
MICR 405 - Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology, Fall 2022
MICR 408 - Microbial Pathogenesis, Spring 2023
Martine Lunke, PhD
Martine is determining whether human Dyskerin can substitute for yeast Dyskerin in genome integrity pathways.
Laura Sosa Ponce
Laura is investigating the relationship between lipid metabolism, genome integrity, and cell viability .
Nicola is determining age-related changes in DNA replication and DSB repair
Courtney is determining the importance of Nej1 C- terminus in alt-end joining repair.
Liam is characterizing Sgs1 separation-of-function mutants in DSB repair.
Andrew is generate and characterizing cancer-relevant mutations in Dyskerin.
Interested in our research?
We are recruiting trainees at all levels. If you are interested in the connection between DSB repair, Cancer and Aging we encourage you to contact us.