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We are fascinated by all things related to protein folding!

We use biochemistry and cell biology techniques to learn how proteins acquire and maintain their specific folded shapes. We study an amazing group of proteins called molecular chaperones that function to keep our proteins correctly folded. Our team is working hard to help solve the mystery of why specific proteins stop folding correctly (called misfolding or aggregation) in diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Recent News

December 23,2021

Congratulations to our lab members on their recent research awards!

  • Justin Kim - Best Poster Presentation Award, 54th Annual Summer Students’ Research Day, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Angelle Britton - 75th Anniversary Award, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Angelle Britton - Margaret Brine Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Federation of University Women

September 19,2021

It is the start of a new academic year for the Mok lab. We said goodbye to some of our members and welcomed some new people to our team.

  • Hallie Ng - Moved to a new position in Chemistry at the UofA
  • Justin Kim - Started Dentistry at the UofA
  • Kerry Sun - Started his Master's program in the Mok lab
  • Tark Patel, Abdallah Alwan and WooSung Choo - Started their undergraduate research projects in the Mok lab

Some of our team members are making some interesting videos! You can check them out below:

Allan Yarahmady made this how-to video for performing cappilary gel electrophoresis on the Wes system (ProteinSimple).

Emily McNamara made this how-not-to video for bacterial transformation. Enjoy!

September 14, 2021

We were very fortunate to publish with two of our amazing UofA collaborators this past year:

GFP-tau cells

2021 BMC Biology Emily McNamara created a GFP-0N4R tau cell line in this study with the Westaway lab characterizing liquid-liquid phase separation events in aggregate seeded cells.

Circos plot of potential miRNA regulators of chaperones

2021 Frontiers in Genetics Lion Budrass predicts miRNA regulators of J-protein chaperones in this collaboration with the Fahlman Lab.

What the Mok lab is saying on twitter: