M.Sc. Biochemistry, McMaster University, 2011
B.Sc. Biochemistry, McMaster University, 2008
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Health Science Centre, Room 4H32
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
Jim started research work in the Li lab as an undergraduate working with Ken Schlosser on RNA cleaving DNAzymes doing characterization and selection experiments. He continued his undergraduate studies in the lab working on in vitroselection and bacterial high throughput screening projects for small RNAs. Jim began his Masters work with the lab in 2008 continuing his bacterial screening project and later shifting to in vivo selection for DNA aptamers against cancer cell lines.
My current research interests are in DNAzyme and aptamer selection.