Connor J. Nurmi

MSc. Student

BSc. Biochemistry (Honors), Minor in Business, University of Guelph, 2020.

MSc. Biochemistry, McMaster University (in-progress).

Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
McMaster University
Health Science Centre, Room 4H32
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1

☎ 905.525.9140 ext.28813


Brief Biography:

Connor completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Guelph. During his final semesters, he completed research projects related to structural biology, enzyme kinetics and antibiotic discovery. His current research in the Li Lab involves improving the efficiency of DNAzyme-based biosensors that target highly structured genomic RNA, including that of SARS-CoV-2. He also holds an NSERC CREATE PROMOTE award and outside of the lab enjoys video games, skiing, golf, swimming and relaxing at the cottage.


Research Interests:

DNAzymes, RNA stability, RNA detection, biosensors.