Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jenny Bruin

Assistant Professor of biology at Carleton University

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Dr. Jenny Bruin is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry, since September 2016. Her lab studies the pathogenesis of diabetes with a focus on islet biology, pancreas development, and toxicology. From 2010 to 2016, Dr. Bruin was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr Tim Kieffer’s laboratory at the University of British Columbia, where she studied the development of human embryonic stem cells into pancreatic insulin-producing beta cells as a potential cell therapy for patients with diabetes. Dr Bruin obtained her BSc in Biomedical Toxicology at the University of Guelph in 2005 and her PhD in Medical Sciences with Dr. Alison Holloway at McMaster University in 2009.