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Celebrating our achievements

To include awards and achievements in The Pulse Faculty and Staff Newsletter please email your submission with the subject line “The Pulse: Achievement” to jessica.mcgaw@schulich.uwo.ca. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year and will be featured in the following month's newsletter.


Congratulations to Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, who was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross from the Governor General of Canada. He was recognized for his development of CT Perfusion to measure blood flow in the body, which has transformed the way strokes are assessed and treated around the globe. Read More.

Congratulations to Louisa Salemi and Mike Ellis for successful PhD defenses and to Paul Desormeaux and Marcon Laforet for successful MSc defenses.

Congratulations to Mike Ellis, PhD, for being awarded the 2016 Dr. Bishnu D. Sanwal Graduate Performance Award. This award recognizes a Biochemistry graduate student for their performance in the graduate student seminar, participation in the visiting speakers program, participation in general department affairs and willingness to assist fellow students.

Congratulations to Amy Burke, PhD Candidate, for having her study titled, “ATP-citrate lyase: genetics, molecular biology and therapeutic target for dyslipidemia” published in Current Opinion in Lipidology.

Congratulations to Jason Wolfs, PhD Candidate, for having his study titled, “Biasing genome-editing events toward precise length deletions with an RNA-guided TevCas9 dual nuclease” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

Congratulations to Jacob Aguirre, PhD Candidate, for having his study titled, “Structure of phosphorylated UBL domain and insights into PINK1-orchestrated parkin activation” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

Congratulations to Kyle Hoffman, PhD Candidate, for having his study his titled, “Genetic selection for mistranslation rescues a defective co-chaperone in yeast” published in Nucleic Acids Research.

Congratulations to Michael Thwaites, PhD Candidate, for his publication: “Interchangeable roles for E2F transcriptional repression by the retinoblastoma protein and p27KIP1-CDK regulation in cell cycle control and tumor suppression” published in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Congratulations to Charles Ishak, PhD Candidate, for his publication: “An RB-EZH2 Complex Mediates Silencing of Repetitive DNA Sequences” published in Molecular Cell.