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Thesis Defence

Ph.D. defence
Emily Pawlak
The Role of the HIV-1 Accessory Proteins Nef and Vpu in Subverting Host Cellular Immunity
September 25, 2018

Ph.D. defence
Aaron Johnson
Understanding the impact of HIV-1 genetic diversity on the function of Nef and its role in SERINC5 antagonism
August 28, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Keertika Yogendirarajah
Elucidating the Importance of HopE and its Potential Lewis Glycosylation in Helicobacter pylori
August 22, 2018

M.Sc. defence
David Watson
The Surreptitious Survival of The Emerging Pathogen Staphylococcus lugdunensis in Macrophages Enhances S. aureus Infection
August 20, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Benjamin Fuhrmann
Inhibition of NK cell-mediated Cytotoxicity by Tubular Epithelial Cell Expression of Clr Proteins
August 20, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Kyle Taruc
Elucidation of the Signaling Pathway of MERTK
August 20, 2018

Ph.D. defence
Carolina Reyes
The Role Of Spi-B And Pu.1 Transcription Factors In B Cell Development And In Suppression Of Leukemogenesis
August 10, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Jess Rhee
The Role of PU.1 in Lipid Metabolism and Cell Cycle Regulation in Myeloid Progenitor Cells
August 8, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Woohyun Cho
Characterization of interleukin (IL)-1β regulatory elements and chromatin conformation in macrophage activation
August 2, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Anne Sophie Laramee
Counteracting roles for the related E26 transformation specific transcription factors Spi-B and Spi-C in regulating antibody-forming responses
July 19,2018

M.Sc. defence
Divjyot Singh
Identification and Characterization of an HIV-1 antagonist to the antiviral protein, HERC5
July 3, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Natalie Fava
Structure and function studies on enzymes of the heptose modification pathways in Campylobacter jejuni
Apr. 23, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Smriti Juriasingani
21C is the emerging ideal temperature for normothermic organ preservation in the presence of H2S
Apr. 23, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Darius Lau
Elucidating the efferocytic receptor for soluble CD93
Apr. 23, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Alexa Galbraith
HIV-1 Nef Upregulates and Interacts with the T cell exhaustion Marker Tim-3
Apr. 23, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Oleksandr Prokopchuk
Brain-specific and Systemic Inflammatory Responses Following Excitotoxic Traumatic Brain Injury in a Mouse Model
Apr. 23, 2018

Ph.D. defence
Samantha Whiteside
Contribution of Enterococcus faecalis to urinary tract infection
Mar. 29, 2018

Ph.D. defence
Cason King
Functional and Structural Mimicry of A-Kinase Anchoring Proteins by Human Adenovirus E1A
Feb. 16, 2018

Ph.D. defence
Yige Bai
Characterization of Urinary Microbiome and Their Association with Health and Disease
Feb. 6, 2018

Ph.D. defence
Holly Laakso
Iron and Copper Homeostasis in Staphylococcus aureus
Feb. 1, 2018

M.Sc. defence
Stephanie Collins
Carbohydrates and Fungal Toxin Exposure Influence the Vaginal Microbiota, Metabolome, and Reproductive Health of Women
Dec. 14, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Jessica Hill
Characterizing the Interaction Between Human Adenovirus E1A and STING
Dec. 11, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Jamie Halucha
Investigating The Functional Relationships Of RND Efflux Pumps In Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Oct. 5, 2017

Ph.D. defence
Julie Kaiser
Examination of BCAA Transport and Synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus
Aug. 30, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Immune responses to homocitrulline- and citrulline-containing peptides in rheumatoid arthritis
Patrick Lac
Aug. 18, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Investigating Adenovirus E1A as an RNA Polymerase II C-Terminal Domain Mimic and it’s Role in Transcription Activation
Kristianne Galpin
May 19, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Characterizing Ferroportin Trafficking in Macrophages During Phagocytosis
Tayler Farrell
Apr. 18, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Evaluating Evolving Leukocyte Populations In Peripheral Blood Circulation Post-Concussion In A Human Longitudinal Analysis Of Female Athletes
Kevin Blackney
Apr. 12, 2017

Ph.D. defence
Superantigen responsive T cells are required for nasopharyngeal infection by Streptococcus pyogenes
Joseph Zeppa
Mar. 22, 2017

Ph.D. defence
Rapid Regulatory and Effector Immune Responses in Toxic Shock Syndrome
Peter Szabao
Mar. 7, 2017

M.Sc. defence
Discovery of Novel Diagnostic Biomarkers on Prostate Tumor Microparticles for Discriminating Between Low and High Risk Prostate Cancer and Improving Prostate Cancer Screening
Sabine Brett
Jan. 26, 2017

Ph.D. defence
Iron acquisition strategies employed by Staphylococcus lugdunensis
Jeremy Brozyna
Aug. 22, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Evaluation of MERTK evolution and efferocytosis signalling
Amanda Evans
Aug. 17, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Elucidating the role and function of CD93 as an efferocytic opsonin
Jack Blackburn
Aug. 10,2016

Ph.D. defence
Utilizing untargeted metabolomics to characterize microbial communities and identify biomarkers of an unhealthy state
Amy Mcmillian
Aug. 8, 2016

Ph.D. defence
Protective benefits of hydrogen sulfide treatment during renal transplantation
Ian Lobb
Aug. 2, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Mitigation of Pesticide Toxicity by Food-Grade Lactobacilli
Mark Trinder
Jun. 3, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Altering the immune responses to citrullinated proteins in a DR4tg mouse model of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ashish Patel
Apr. 26, 2016

M.Sc. defence
The Role of Modified Low-Density Lipoproteins in Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Atherosclerosis
Arthi Rajamohan
Apr. 26, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Investigating the use of [19F]-fluorine-labeling to track therapeutic DC migration in vivo using cellular MRI.
Michael Smith
Apr. 26, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Influence of intestinal bacteria on urolithiasis
Robertson Venema
Apr. 26, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Influence of intestinal bacteria on urolithiasis
Ivor Mohorovic
Apr. 26, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Analysis of heptose modification enzymes in Campylobacter jejuni and their role in evasion of the host innate immune response
Chelsea Kubinec
Apr. 26, 2016

M.Sc. defence
Evaluation of combinatorial immunotherapy using a novel streptococcal-TTS in combination with PD-1 immune checkpoint blockade
William McTavish
Apr. 26, 2016

Ph.D. defence
At the interface of glycolipids and glycoproteins in the two gastro­ intestinal pathogens Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori
Najaw Zebian

Ph.D. defence
Characterization of bacterial communities in the mammary glands and the influence of this microbiota on health and disease
Camilla Urbaniak

M.Sc. defence
Structural and functional studies of the heptose modifying enzymes that plays a role in Campylobacter jejuni virulence.
Heba, Barnawi
Friday Jan 15, 2016