Not all of the mysteries of life lie in our genetic code. Some can be found buried in our membranes. These shells of fat, sculpted in the brain into the cellular boundaries of our brain cells, are themselves complex systems of information. Brain lipids can shape-shift at will. They have the power to take on any one of a number of forms in response to environmental change while retaining capacity to regenerate their original nature. But what happens when this capacity fails?

A picture of Carolina Cieniak in the lab

Lipidomic research of CTPNL investigators Dr John Arnason and Dr Steffany Bennett highlighted as part of uOttawa’s Defy the Conventional campaign [read more]

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