Melissa MoeyMy name is Melissa Moey. I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but moved to St. Catherine's, Ontario when I was 2 years old. I then moved with my family between Canada and Asia since I was 10 until we settled in Markham Ontario. I recently graduated from the Life Sciences - Cardiac, Circulatory and Respiratory (CCR) research stream at Queen's University in Kingston. I wanted to pursue my interests in the cardiovascular sciences and after visits to the Western campus, I am now working in Dr. Morris Karmazyn's lab with awesome research colleagues (including my supervisor) who have helped make the transition into graduate life smooth sailing. My project is funded by the Ontario Ginseng Innovation and Research Consortium (OGIRC) which focuses on the effects of Canadian grown ginseng on leptin-induced neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocyte hypertrophy.

1) Have you lived in London all your life?

Melissa MoeyNo. The past four years have been between Kingston and Markham.

2) Do you have any hobbies?

I enjoy playing badminton, photography, Christian-faith related activities, music, singing and playing the guitar/piano. I have a new fond interest for the most amazing, humorous and emotion-filled TV series: GLEE! (Totally recommended)

3) What was the last movie you saw?

The Blind Side.

4) Where would you like your next vacation to be?

Melissa MoeyI would really like to visit South Korea and Japan.

5) What is your idea of the perfect lazy day?

The perfect lazy day would include waking up at 11 am, eating brunch with my family, lazing on the couch and simply enjoying each others company.

Top left - Melissa in Santa Monica, California 
Middle - Melissa with her Queen's housemates and at their graduation shoot 
Bottom left - Melissa and her brother

 

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