Parker-Jobin_Overall-Lab_UBCParker Jobin

MD/PhD Student

Centre for Blood Research
University of British Columbia
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada

Lab: #4.420; Bench 3
Phone: +1-604-822-3561 (lab)
Email: parkerj@alumni.ubc.ca

Research Interests

In April 2013, I completed a BSc in Biochemistry at UBC. In 2012-2013, I focused my first research on a class of proteins called “moonlighters,” proteins that possess non canonical and often exciting functions when found outside their localized environment in physiology. For my PhD, I plan to continue along a similar path with Dr. Christopher Overall, both investigating these proteins novel functions and how they are activated, deactivated and fine tuned when exposed to certain enzymes such as matrix metalloproteinases. In addition, the incorporation of animal models for such processes like angiogenesis, metastasis and inflammation will be employed to investigate the physiological relevance of these proteins, their functions, and their regulation by enzymes.

Education

  • MD/PhD Candidate, Biochemistry, UBC (2013-Present)
  • BSc. (H) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC (2013)

Fellowships

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015). Project title: tRNA synthetases as extracellular targets of matrix metalloproteinases.
  • CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Awards (CGS-M; 2014)
  • UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4Yf; 2013).

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