Jake Brill

MSc Student

BSc. Bio-Medical Science (Honours) – University of Guelph (2017-2021)

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

Tel. 905.525.9140 ext.28813
Mail. brillj1@mcmaster.ca


Brief Biography

Jake completed his undergraduate degree in Bio-Medical Science at the University of Guelph. In his last year, he completed a research thesis related to microbiology and antibiotic discovery. He joined the Li lab in September 2021, where he is investigating the evolutionary origins of catalytic RNA molecules or ribozymes. He also holds an NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship (Masters). In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Research Interests

Functional nucleic acids, In Vitro Selection, RNA World, Origins of Life