Chris Cadonic

Chris D Cadonic


As an undergraduate student in the Honours Psychology program at the University of Manitoba, I worked as a summer student in the lab of Dr. Benedict Albensi. My interests were perfect for working in this lab, as his research focuses on Synaptic plasticity and Neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer's Disease. I had already been interested in, and at this point conducted my honours research on, memory function and dysfunction.

In Dr. Albensi's lab, I was able to develop my research experience in an integrated way by assisting in experiment design, conducting Western blotting techniques, Morris water maze techniques, and also in data analysis and interpretation. I was able to expand on my knowledge and apply my knowledge of biochemistry, human cognition, and programming to approach the problems in Dr. Albensi's lab with a multi-faceted approach.

Upon graduating with my B.Sc (first class honours), I entered the M. Sc program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. I am currently enrolled in this program, and am due to finish my master's in January of 2016. I am continuing my endeavours of approaching a problem with a novel technique by now integrating my love of mathematics. My project involves modeling the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, using a mathematical kinetics framework, and determining how data from Alzheimer's-model mice may affect the parameters of this framework.

Artificial Intelligence Cell Biology Computational Biology Computational Science Data Mining & Machine Learning Data Science Mathematical Biology Neuroscience Optimization Theory & Computation Statistics

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M. Sc Student

University of Manitoba
Biomedical Engineering


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