Check out our new work featured in Folio

December 2021, Welcome to the lab Sharmistha!

Sharmistha Panda, Ph.D Student

Sharmistha is an international student from India, doing her Ph.D. in the Plemel Lab (joined in Fall 2021). Her project explores how age impairs remyelination and the roles played by microglia/macrophages in it. Sharmistha did her MSc in Neuroscience from National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India (2018-2020) and BSc in Biochemistry & Microbiology(double major) from St.Xavier’s College, Mumbai(2015-2018). Her hobbies include: making podcasts, travelling, dancing, reading up psychology and watching movies!

August 2021-Plemel, Kerr, and Taylor lab summer BBQ

With COVID restrictions easing, we could finally get together for our summer outing. We had an amazing time at Kinsmen Park!

Plemel lab work highlighed in Folio

December 19, 2019 – Quest for Laser

November 2019 – Lab Photoshoots!

October 2019 – #NewSpaceEnergy

Our new lab space is now officially here and we’re grateful to have a humble home for research and a fresh hub for ideas!

September 2019 – New Academic Year, New Crew!

We’re proud to have a new set of amazing and talented students to feature in the Kerr and Plemel Labs! We have the graduate students Aislinn, Brady, and Sameera, as well as undergraduate students Jacob, Isabelle, Mizuki, Rupali, Doha, and Tristan — the freshest faces taking on microglia and neuropathic pain! Read all about them on our ‘People’ page!

May 8, 2019 – Welcome to the lab, Martin and Jeremies!!!

Apr. 4, 2019 – The Plemel Lab goes out for lunch. Bone apple tea!

Feb 21st, 2019 – When the Alberta MS Society visits for a lab tour, we make the most of it!

Feb 7th, 2019 – New People!

We’re very proud to announce the arrival of new people on our Team! We have Kelly Lee, our awesome new Laboratory Technician, and all the way from Lebanon is Charbel Baaklini, Dr. Jason Plemel’s first masters student and protégé. Read all about them on the “People” page!

Feb 5th, 2019 – #BigSpaceEnergy

Renovations are a go on the new lab space. Starting this week, we have lovely tradespeople demoing the new lab! We can not wait to get started in our renovated space. Here we have a before picture to see the progress. Exciting!


We have a new website!

Look, we have finally gone and made a new website. Our new home with shared resources is still to be renovated, but we have our start her at this site!