Maria Anillo
Supervisor: Dr. John F. Dawson

Program:MSc Candidate in Biochemistry (MCB Department)

Academic Background:
BSc Honours Human Kinetics -Minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences

Research Interests:
Cytoskeletal Proteins (alpha- cardiac actin and beta-myosin)
Cardiovascular Health (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies)
Muscle Physiology

Thesis Topic:
Effects of subdomain 1 alpha-cardiac actin (ACTC) gene mutations on actomyosin contraction leading to cardiomyopathies

Conferences Attended:
Muscular Health Awareness Day (MHAD), York University, 2013