Maria DeRosa - Ontario Pork - Researcher Profiles

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Researcher Profiles

Maria DeRosa

Project 20-006

Maria DeRosa is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Carlton University. bio

Her research seeks to develop biosensors and ‘smart’ materials based on DNA aptamers. DeRosa’s lab is developing new aptamers targetting neurotransmitters, viruses, disease biomarkers, and toxins. DeRosa works in collaboration with government researchers from Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Health Canada and Environment Canada, as well as industrial partners and farmers groups.

Project 20-006: Development of boar taint detection kits using DNA aptamers for use in commercial packing plants. Phase 1: Lab validation

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