Catherine is a fifth year student in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. Catherine is completing her research project in the Adamo Lab, where she is examining the effect of physical activity on the placenta. Her research aims to examine the changes in myokine levels of pregnant women before and after a 30 minute session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and to determine whether or not these proteins impact placenta biology and function. Away from the lab, Catherine enjoys participating in intramural sports, is an avid gym goer, and has a passion for food and wine. Moving forward, Catherine is looking to finish her undergraduate in Biochemistry in the spring, and apply to Masters programs in either cellular biology or human genetics.