April 20, 2017

NSERC Discovery granted awarded to the Phillips lab

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded the Phillips lab a 5-year Discovery grant. The title of my proposal is "Control of Flux and Adaptive Responses at the Interface of Primary and Secondary Plant Metabolism". This grant is the basic laboratory operational fund in Canadian natural science research. It represents an important step in establishing a well funded laboratory operation and opens the door to other NSERC funding opportunities. My thanks to the anonymous reviewers and colleagues who provided valuable feedback, especially Profs. Reuben Peters, Claudia Vickers and Steven Short.

April 4, 2017

My seminar at Brock University this Friday April 7

I will be giving a research lecture to the Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario this Friday, April 7, 2017.

The talk will take place at 2:15 in the Cairns building. The title will be "Investigating plant metabolism with whole plant isotopic labeling studies," which will cover highlights from my lab's research in primary and secondary terpenoid metabolism. This invitation is a special honor as it comes from none other than Prof. Vincenzo De Luca, a world renowned expert in plant natural products biochemistry and a monumental figure in the field.

Looking forward to meeting with the graduate students at Brock University, hearing about their research, and establishing collaborative efforts with the scientists in the department.