Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD (biochemistry) in 2001 and my MSc (biochemical toxicology) in 1988 from the University of Guelph.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was employed in various government and private laboratories.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
The main focus of my research is on biological membranes and microdomains including lipid rafts. The characterization of microdomains in the myelin membrane has utilized various proteomic approaches. Currently, my research group is investigating various oxidoreductase activities in myelin and their putative role in the trans-plasma membrane electron transport system.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
Research opportunities with a focus on analytical biochemistry are available for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students.
DeBruin, L.S., and Harauz G. “White matter rafting — Membrane microdomains in myelin.” Neurochemistry Research 32, 213-28 (2007).
DeBruin, L.S., Haines, J.D., Wellhauser, L.A., Radeva, G., Schonmann, V., Bienzle, D. and Harauz G. “The developmental partitioning of myelin basic protein into membrane microdomains.” Journal of Neuroscience Research 80, 211-25 (2005).