Visitor of the Week

Our Visitor of the Week Series returns with Mark Dornan kicking off the 2017 edition. Mark, a postdoc in Jean DaSilva's Lab at CRCHUM/L'Universite de Montreal (Canada), is on campus for our annual Expression, Purification & Analysis of Proteins & Protein Complexes Course. Read on for more on Mark and his work. 

What are you working on?
I am working on developing new positron-emitting imaging agents to visualize and quantify biochemical processes. Right now, I have two exciting projects with applications in diabetes and prostate cancer.

What is your key takeaway from the Course?
I’ve learned a lot about the fundamental molecular interactions and reactions between the proteins and reagents used for their purification, and how to use this information to make smart choices while generating and improving on procedures.

How many CSHL courses have you attended?
This is my first time attending a course at CSHL. 

What do you like most about your time at CSHL?
CSHL’s harbor-side campus fosters an excellent environment to get to know the instructors and other students. Undoubtedly, my favorite part of attending this CSHL course is the new friends I have made.

Thank you to Mark for making time for our interview, and we wish him a safe drive back to Montreal. For more Visitor of the Week, view our 2016 Visitors.