Lisa Turchet

  • Ottawa US-ON

Education

Education
Sep 2002 - May 2006

Bachelor of Science, Honours

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Science

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Honours Thesis Title: Beta-Arrestin 1 regulates the Dopamine D1 receptor

Honours Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Mario Tiberi

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Present

Exam Procter

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine
Apr 2010 - Present

Andrologist

Ottawa Fertility Clinic

Working part time on the weekends I perform semen analysis and preparation for intrauterine insemination. I also am updating and improving current standard operating protocols based on my analysis of patient demographics, clinical intervention and pregnancy outcome using the Clinics patient database.  I have also created a decision aide designed to allow doctors and patients decide on the best course of treatment.

May 2006 - Sep 2006

Summer Student Researcher

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute - Cancer Therapeutics Program
Mar 2005 - Sep 2005

Summer Student Researcher

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute - Neuroscience Program

Service

  • Founding Member and VP Internal Affairs of the University of Ottawa Chapter of Scientists Without Borders. Currently project leader for a shipment of equipment to Ghana.  www.swb-uottawa.org
  • Let's Talk Science and Science Travels University of Ottawa Chapter Volunteer, preformed science outreach in Ottawa Region, Baffin Island, Moosonee and Moose Factory.
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research Synapse Mentor

Scholarly Activities

Oral Communications

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC. (2011, August) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 expression marks a population of mouse ovarian surface epithelial cells with enhanced stem/progenitor cell characteristics whose size is regulated by Brca1 expression". 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Portland, Oregon.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC. (2010, May) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 expression marks a population of mouse ovarian surface epithelial cells with enhanced stem/progenitor cell characteristics whose size is regulated by Brca1 expression". 5th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vandherhyden, BC. (2009, November) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 Expression Marks a Population of Mouse Ovarian Surface Epithelial Cells with Enhanced Stem/Progenitor Cell Characteristics". Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Research Day, Ottawa, Canada.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vandherhyden, BC. (2009, November) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 Expression Marks a Population of Mouse Ovarian Surface Epithelial Cells with Enhanced Stem/Progenitor Cell Characteristics". 55th annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Montreal, Canada.  Awarded best basic science paper award.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC. (2009, May) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 Expression Marks a Population of Mouse Ovarian Surface Epithelial Cells with Enhanced Stem/Progenitor Cell Characteristics". 27th Annual Ottawa Reproductive Biology Workshop, Ottawa, Canada.

Turchet, LF, Collins O, Vanderhyden, BC. (2008, May).  Identification and Characterization of Stem Cells in the Mouse Ovarian Surface Epithelium: A Role in Ovarian Cancer?". Presented at 4th Annual Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, Montreal, Canada.

Poster Presentations

Turchet, LF, Leveille, MC. (2011, September)" The effect of semen parameters on motile sperm recovery and clinical pregnancy rate following intrauterine insemination" Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Toronto, Canada.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC. (2009, July) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 Expression Marks a Population of Mouse Ovarian Surface Epithelial Cells with Enhanced Stem/Progenitor Cell Characteristics" . 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Barcelona, Spain.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC.  (2008, May) "Identification and Characterization of Ovarian Surface Epithelial Stem Cells".  26th Annual Ottawa Reproductive Biology Workshop, Ottawa, Canada. Awarded best PhD Poster Presentation Award.

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC.  (2006, 2007, 2008) "Identification and Characterization of Ovarian Surface Epithelial Stem Cells". Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Research Day, Ottawa, Canada.

Current Activities 

Works in Progress

Turchet, LF, Collins, O, Vanderhyden, BC.  (Manuscript in preparation) "Stem Cell Antigen-1 Expression Marks a Population of Mouse Ovarian Surface Epithelium Cells with Enhanced Stem/Progenitor Cell Characteristics". 

Turchet LF, Vanderhyden BC. (Manuscript in preparation) "Characterization of a Small Cell Ovarian Cancer Cell Line".

Awards

  • Canadian Institute of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (CIHR/IHDCYH) Training program in Reproduction, Early Development, and the Impact on Health (REDIH) Salary Award, September 2010, $11,900
  • 5th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, Trainee Travel Award, $500, May 2010
  • Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Best Basic Science Paper Award, $750, November 2009
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology - Salary Award, September 2009-August 2010
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, travel award - July 2009, $1000.
  • Youth Science Ambassador Award - presented by Partners in Research 2008, 2009
  • Best PhD Poster Presentation Award - 26th Annual Ottawa Reproductive Biology Workshop, $200, November 2008
  • University of Ottawa Graduate Admission Scholarship - Tuition waived, $6000/year, 2006 -2011
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research, Canadian Graduate Student Scholarship - Master's Award, Salary Award, 2007
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Dr Goodman Cohen Summer Student Award for top summer student seminar and report, $500, 2005
  • Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Excellence Award, $4000, 2004
  • University of Ottawa Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship, $5000, 2002