Current Lab Members
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Graduate Appointment)
Cell and Systems Biology (Graduate Appointment)
Ina did her PhD under guidance of Marla Sokolowski at the University of Toronto working on the regulation of the foraging gene and food-related behaviour. After her PhD she joined Jared’s Simpsons lab at the OICR as a Schmidt Science Fellow to develop new methods to study RNA modifications using Oxford Nanopore Sequencing. Later, she joined Thomas Clandinin’s lab at Stanford as a Stanford Science Fellow to study the role of mRNA modifications in the brain. Ina grew up in Portugal where she completed a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine. She loves the outdoors, animals of all kinds, and to try different foods.