MON Lab is conducting an innovative, multidisciplinary research program. Our research program aims to understand the underlying effects of obesity. When it comes to treatment and disease prevention, what works for one person might not work for another. We want to know what makes an individual with obesity unique. Our focus is in linking how molecules and cells in the blood and tissue interact with the whole body to contribute to the variations in outcomes of treatment and chronic disease prevention. In doing so, we will be able to use this knowledge to improve treatment of obesity and its related diseases. We know that today in Canada obesity is growing and has become a public health problem. Your work will become an integral part of better treatments we hope to discover to help roughly 6 million Canadians who are either overweight or obese.
MON Lab Training Philosophy
We are part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. Concordia is a highly ranked university in Canada and is among the top 1.6% in the world (Learn more here). Becoming part of our team as a trainee will allow you to learn cutting-edge techniques in biology, physiology, and nutrition. Our trainees benefit from several opportunities to develop their research expertise. All trainees improve their scientific writing skills through preparing manuscripts to submit to a peer-reviewed journal, and are encouraged to present their work at national and international conferences. Trainees may also have opportunities to develop their expertise through attending workshops, training programs, and visiting external labs. Weekly one-on-one mentorship meetings with Dr. Santosa help to ensure that trainees are on track. The hard work of our trainees has resulted in success and recognition at conferences and in many internal and external funding competitions.
A Vibrant City to Welcome You!
We are located in Montreal, QC, Canada. As a city, Montreal is vibrant, safe, clean, and diverse. Montreal is a great city for research, as the greater Montreal area has a population of 4 million and the cost of living is low compared to other major cities. Montreal also shines: with four other large universities and the number of hospitals it is host to, the possibilities for collaboration are endless.
Our Avant-Garde Facilities
Our research takes place at Sacré-Coeur Hospital and Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre. The PERFORM Centre is a $50 million state-of-the-art facility built in 2011. The Centre spans an area of almost 8,000 m2 and houses 8 research platforms. Research at MON lab takes advantage of several of these platforms, including the cardiopulmonary, clinical analysis, conditioning floor, nutrition, and imaging suites. These suites house a number of cutting-edge infrastructures including UPLC, fluorescent microscopes, quadrupole mass spectrometer, cell culture facilities, flow cytometer, medical grade exercise testing equipment, metabolic kitchen, CT, 3T MRI, and DXA scanners.
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