M.Sc. in Bioscience, Technology, and Public Policy
The University of Winnipeg
Sep 2022 – Current
Jasmyne is an MSc student at the University of Winnipeg with broad research interests in cellular and molecular biology, epigenetics, and extracellular vesicles. Alongside uncovering the therapeutic potential of milk-derived exosomes (MDEs) and milk miRNAs in the context of improving neonatal health, Jasmyne is also interested in applying MDE-centered therapeutic approaches to cancer research. Specifically, she is interested in understanding if MDEs can be bioengineered to transport tumoricidal molecules (e.g., human alpha-lactalbumin protein-lipid complex) and/or chemotherapeutic agents to malignant cancer cells in a targeted manner.
Originally from Victoria, B.C., Jasmyne completed her Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Biology from the University of Victoria in 2021. After graduation, she worked in the education sector both in an administrative capacity for the Island Medical Program (a division of the University of British Columbia’s MD Undergraduate Program) and as a laboratory teaching assistant in the UVic Department of Biology. Outside of work and academia, you can find Jasmyne out on a hike, on the squash courts, or curled up with a cup of tea and a good book.
- Fav Scientist: Dr. Rosalind Franklin
- Fav Book: The Song of Achilles
- Fav Movie: The Princess Bride
- Fav Artist: Bon Iver