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Camila Londono

Camila Londono is a recent PhD graduate from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, where she studied the mechanisms of coordination of collective cell migration. Her interest in helping move research from the benchtop to industry led her to an internship at CCRM, where she first became involved with Signals. She’s pleased to be contributing blogs on a regular basis now. Follow her on Twitter @drCLondono

Posts by: Camila

Making a case for research investment in Canada: Can we drive reverse brain drain now?

Brain drain was a real problem for Canada in the late ‘90s. A study by Statistics Canada found that twice as many post-secondary professors and teachers went to the United States than came to Canada in that period. This untenable situation—in which education and infrastructure investments in people were lost through decreased funding, higher taxes […]

Ending on a high note – Day 3 of TMM2016

Though the last day of the Till and McCulloch Meetings was a short one, it was absolutely fantastic. The day began with a thought-provoking talk by Douglas Sipp, from the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, touching upon the many issues surrounding regulation of stem cell therapies. I think as scientists, we often tend to forget […]

Rewarding Excellence – Awardees at TMM2016

The feature session of the fifth Till & McCulloch Meetings shone a light on two fantastic researchers, Huijuan Yang and Molly Shoichet, both of whom received awards for their outstanding work. Huijuan Yang, a PhD student in the Nagy lab at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, received the inaugural Drew […]

Challenging assumptions to expand our thinking? Insights from Session 1 of TMM2016

The fifth Till & McCulloch Meetings started off with a bang, with an incredibly exciting and provocative talk by Dr. Sara-Jane Dunn that highlighted the predictive power of Boolean network models. Dr. Dunn, who works at Microsoft Research, introduced the idea of biological computation: a cell’s gene expression “decision making” can be modelled using Boolean […]

STEMinism: Chasing diversity and equality in STEM

On October 11 I attended SHE DID THAT, the Ada Lovelace event, held at the University of Toronto, that Samantha Payne wrote about in Signals earlier this week. It was an exciting evening that not only celebrated incredible women in science, but also served as a reminder that we have a long way to go […]