Dr. Nicole Templeman received her B.Sc. from Mount Allison University (where she studied stress responses in rainbow trout for her Honours research project), her M.Sc. from McMaster University (researching fuel use patterns in mice during exercise), and her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (using a mouse model to investigate the effects of insulin on obesity, metabolic homeostasis, aging, and lifespan). She conducted her postdoctoral research fellowship in Dr. Coleen Murphy's lab at Princeton University, studying signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms that regulate reproductive aging in C. elegans. In 2020, Dr. Templeman joined the Biology Department at the University of Victoria as an Assistant Professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Cell Biology.
Faria Athar's research interests lie in understanding how nutrition regulates aging and age-associated diseases. Previously she studied at University College London, where she worked in the David Gems lab on dietary restriction and lifespan-extending mechanisms in C. elegans. She will join the Templeman lab in January 2021. Outside of the lab, Faria enjoys listening to podcasts, experimenting with food, and watching documentaries.