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submitted: Friday, January 27, 2017
College of the Rockies Instructor Presenting at International Conference

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College of the Rockies biology instructor will be presenting her research at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.

College of the Rockies biology instructor, Nazlee Sharmin, will be presenting the research she conducted for her post-doctoral fellowship at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society February 11 – 15.

The Biophysical Society’s annual meeting is the largest gathering of biophysicists around the world, with over 7,000 attendees. This year’s meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sharmin’s research is on the molecular interactions between two proteins that are involved in sudden cardiac death. By identifying important interaction sites between the two proteins, researchers can help to develop effective and specifically targeted drugs to treat or avoid a certain type of sudden cardiac death.

“I am very thankful to be able to present at the Biophysical Society’s annual meeting,” Sharmin says. “It is a great platform for me to share my research with everybody, with a hope that the findings of my research will help to make the world a better place.”

Sharmin currently teaches Introduction to Biochemistry and Human Genetics at College of the Rockies.  She holds a PhD in physiology, cell and developmental biology from the University of Alberta. Prior to coming to College of the Rockies, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Montreal Heart Institute in Montreal, Quebec.

“We are delighted that Nazlee will have the opportunity to share her research with a wider audience,” says Darrell Bethune, Dean of Business and University Studies at the College. “It is an extraordinary benefit for our students to be able to work with highly qualified instructors like Nazlee and our other science faculty.”

Learn more about science courses at College of the Rockies at: cotr.ca/university