“I have always been fascinated by how organisms work and how DNA can shape a very big part of our lives. The possibility that we could understand how to manipulate DNA and modify or control it to produce benefits for humanity is fascinating.”
“Since I was a child, I have always had an inherent interest for all things science, specifically in chemistry and biology,” explains Daniel Orozco, a Mitacs Globalink Research Intern posted at the University of Manitoba.
“I was inspired by one of my colleagues at university who was part of the program last year and now promotes it in India. I was lucky enough to be selected to come here to Canada for research into leukemia in children.”
The objective of Diego’s research is to gain insight on abnormal changes of function that can occur in the RyR protein. Then, he will help design medicines to recover the normal function where it could be used to treat different diseases linked to the protein.