Summer Seminar Series

The Summer Seminar Series (June – Aug) are reserved for the CBR Members to present the breadth and depth of their research.  Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates and Senior Graduate Students are welcome and encouraged to present. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, in the LSC 3 of the Life Sciences building.

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The current seminar schedule is posted below and updated as needed.

Date 2019 Summer Seminar Series | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Topic Presenters and Titles
June 5 Hancock Lab “New Peptide Therapies for Inflammation and Biofilms”

Dr. Bob Hancock, Professor – “Overview. 150 papers in 10 minutes”

Dr. Hashem Etayash, Postdoctoral Fellow“Peptidomimetics”

Dr. Daniel Pletzer, Postdoctoral Fellow “New animal models of chronic infections”

Catherine Wu, PhD Student – “Anti-inflammatory peptides and human ALI models”

June 19 Ma Lab “Image-based Technologies for Analyzing Single Cell Behaviour”

Sampath Satti, MASc Student, “End-point chemotaxis assay using centrifugal alignment”

Dr. Jane Ru Choi, Postdoctoral Fellow, “Single cell secretion and phenotyping assay”

Samuel Berryman, MASc Student, “Image-based cell phenotyping using deep-learning”

July 3 Kastrup Lab “Controlling Blood Coagulation with Gene Therapy”

Amy Strilchuk, PhD Candidate, “Modulating Coagualtion Factor FXIII with siRNA”

Jerry Leung, MSc Candidate, “Megakaryocyte Engineering to Create Designer Platelets”

Massimo Cau, MSc Candidate, “Hemostatic Technologies for Abdominal Hemorrhage”

July 10 McNagny Lab “Innate Lymphoid Cells and Immune Skewing in Disease”

Dr. Kelly McNagny, Professor – “Innate Lymphoid Cells as modulators of Immune Response”

Samuel Shin, MSc Student – “Origins of Type 2 Innate Immune Cells”

Dr. Alissa Cait, Postdoctoral Fellow – “Microbiome Driven Skewing of Immune Response”

Melina Messing, PhD Student – “Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells and Immune Response in Muscle Repair”

July 17

Overall lab

“Degradomics Approaches to Unravel the Roles of Proteases as Master Regulators of Health and Disease Processes”

Dr. Isabel Pablos-Ocampo, Postdoctoral Fellow –“Proteolytic Regulation of Pro-inflammatory Activity of High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) by Matrix Metalloproteinase 7 (MMP7)”

Dr. Peter Bell, Postdoctoral Fellow – “A Search for Missing Proteins in Human Alveolar Bone”

Peter Grin, PhD student – “Proteolytic Processing by Matrix Metalloproteinases in Cholesterol Homeostasis”

July 24

Kizhakkedathu Lab

Macromolecular Therapeutics for Blood Disorders”

Usama Abbasi, PhD Candidate and Lily Takeuchi, MSc Student  –“Organ-Specific Approaches for Systemic Iron Chelation” 

Chanel La, PhD Candidate – “Polyphosphate Inhibitors for Treatment of Thrombosis” 

July 31

Prof. Tom Scholte (special seminar)

“A Perceptual Control Theory of Workplace Conflict”
August 7

Kim Lab

“Pro-inflammatory Platelet Signaling: To the Cytoskeleton and Beyond”

Dr. Hoa Le, Research Associate – “Cell-matrix Signaling in the Connective Tissues: Regulation by Platelet Factor 4”

Dr. Kalyan Golla, Postdoctoral Fellow – “Filamin A and Integrin Activation: The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Platelet Signaling”

Dr. Manoj Paul, Postdoctoral Fellow – “The Role of Gelsolin in Modulating Platelet Aggregation and Secretion”

August 14 @ 1PM*

Devine Lab

“Blood Products: Proving Improvements in Platelets and Cryoprecipitate for Patients”

Dr. Narges Hadjesfandiari, Postdoctoral Fellow – “Cryoprecipitate for Adults – How Important is it to Match for Blood Type?”

Wayne Zhao, PhD Student – “Old product with new hope: Cold-stored platelets”

Daphne Wu, PhD Student – “Biomarkers to improve platelet transfusion outcome”

August 21 @ 1PM*

Zandstra lab

“Stem Cell Engineering”

Daniel Aguilar-Hidalgo, Research Associate – “Stem cell engineering”

Himanshu Kaul, Postdoctoral Fellow – “Generating tissue capable of forming blood-progenitor cells at clinical scales”

Asel Primbetova, PhD Student – “Engineering 3D artificial thymic niche for generation of progenitor T cells”