Dr. Ilka Heinemann

photo of Dr. Ilka HeinemannAssociate Professor

Ph.D. Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

Office: Medical Sciences Building Rm. 358
Phone: 519.850.2949
E-mail: ilka.heinemann@uwo.ca
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Research in my lab aims to understand the molecular and cellular basis of rare genetic diseases associated with aminoacyl-tRNA-synthetases, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. We also investigate how RNA and protein modifications feed into oncogenic signalling pathways and contribute to cancer metastasis. Techniques that we use include molecular biology, RNA and protein biochemistry, metabolomics and cell biology. Our work will contribute to understanding these pathways in healthy cells and how malfunction can lead to disease. We work closely with patient advocacy groups and physicians at Victoria Hospital (London) to translate science from the lab to the clinic.


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