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Weekly Seminar Schedule

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Seminar Program 2017/18

Fridays in MSB 282 12:30pm – 1:30pm (unless otherwise noted)

 

Month

Day

Host

Speaker

Title

September

15

 

Graduate Student Meeting

 

 

22

 

Tim Han

Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

"Dynamic 3-D culturing strategies to augment adipose tissue regeneration with adipose-derived stromal/stem cells on extracellular matrix bioscaffolds"

 

29

 

No Seminar

 

 

October

6

Alison Allan

Dr. Nathalie Berube

Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Paediatrics, Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute, Western University

 

"Connecting genome organization to neuronal development and disease”

 

13

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

 

 

20

Marjorie Johnson

Dr. Rich Hughson

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Senior Director of Research at the Research Institute for Aging

"Cardiovascular aging from London to Waterloo to the International Space Station"

 

27

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Auditorium A, UH

 

Murray Barr Lecture

Dr. Judith Campisi

Professor of Biogerontology, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

“Cancer and aging:  Rival demons?”

November

3

Haley Linklater

Dr. Dirk Huyer

Chief Coroner for Ontario, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

 

"Opioids: What is happening in Ontario"

 

10

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

 

 

 

17

Silvia Penuela

Dr. Brian Gulbransen

Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University

"Glial intercellular communication regulates gut health and disease"

 

24

Shawn Whitehead

Dr. Sean Nestor

Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

"Mixed Alzheimer's disease: Advances in structural neuroimaging biomarker"

December

1

Patrick Lajoie

Dr. Ian Willis

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Systems & Computational Biology,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Metabolic Impact of Unrestrained Transcription by RNA Polymerase III"

 

8

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

 

 

 

15

Shawn Whitehead

Dr. Jane Rylett

Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University

 

“Novel Modulation of Gene Expression and Amyloid Processing in Cholinergic Neurons”

 

 

22

 

No Seminar

 

January

5

 

No Seminar

 

 

12

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

Dr. Bogumil Karas

 

 “It’s alive! Creating designer organisms controlled by synthetic genomes”

 

19

Patrick Lajoie

Alex Jiang

Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

“Regulation of Polyglutamine Toxicity in a Yeast Model of Huntington’s Disease”

 

 

26

Peter Merrifield

Dr. Chris Pin

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacolgy and Department of Paediatrics, Western University

“Regulating Acinar Cell Fate: A Prelude to Cancer”

 

February

2

Kat Willmore

Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist

Associate Professor, Biological Anthropology, Western University

"Skeletal Lesions in an Historic Dutch Cemetery Population: Potential Integration of Bioarchaeology and Clinical Anatomy Research"

 

9

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

CANCELLED

 

 

16

Marjorie Johnson

Dr. Tom Forbes

Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto

"Anatomic Considerations of Endovascular Aortic Surgery"

 

23

Dale Laird

Dr. Rashmi Kothary

Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa. Deputy Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

"MicroRNA-145 as a key regulator of oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination"

March

2

Paul Walton

Dr. Heidi McBride

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University

“How discoveries in mitochondrial biology are changing our views; from neurodegeneration to evolution”

 

 

9

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

CANCELLED

 

 

16

 

 

Postponed until the Fall

 

 

23

Martin Sandig

Dr. Greg Dekaban

Scientist, BioTherapeutics Research Laboratory, Director, Molecular Medicine, Robarts Research Institute, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

“Multidisciplinary approaches to the study of concussion in adolescent male hockey players”

 

 

30

 

GOOD FRIDAY

No Seminar

 

April

6

 

Julia Abitbol

Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

“Bridging gaps between Connexins, Pannexins, and Hearing Loss”

 

 

13

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

Dr. Mamadou Diop

 “Shedding light on the human body from head to fingers: How can we harness the power of diffuse optical techniques to assess health and guide therapy?”

 

20

 

No Seminar

 

 

27

Alison Allan

Dr. Susan Done

Associate Professor, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Medical Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

“Many different cells make up a breast cancer”

 

May

4

 

Alexander Levit

Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

“The White Matter Menace: Susceptibility to Cognitive Impairment in the TgAPP21 Rat”

 

11

11:30 am–12:30pm

Auditorium A, University Hospital

New Faculty Lecture Series

 CANCELLED

 

 

18

Vania Prado

Dr. Michael Ragozzino

Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

“Muscarinic cholinergic receptor mechanisms in behavioral flexibility”

 

25

 

TBA

TBA

June

1

Patrick Lajoie

Dr. Martin Richer

McGill University

“No Need to Sugar Coat It: N-glycan branching promotes T cell dysfunction during chronic infection”