2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Xingjian Chang

MSc Candidate Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Aaron Woblistin

PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Spencer Jones

PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Nicholas Raun

PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Graduate Student Research Day

Time and details are yet to be determined.

Location
TBA

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Michael Downey

Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

"New functions for an old favourite: Lysine polyphosphorylation as an evolutionarily conserved post-translational modification"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Taryn Jakub

PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Kelsey Williamson

MSc Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Jason Foster

MSc Candidate Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Elizabeth Baker

MSc Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Thomas Simmen

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Emily Eden

Lecturer, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

"TBA"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Jan Rainey

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"Untangling the atomic through nanoscale features that allow the outstanding mechanics of spider silks"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Jeff Simmons
Recipient of the 2019-2020 Doug Hogue Award

PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

"A Sticky Situation: Investigating Structural and Mechanical Properties of Recombinant Pyriform Silk"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Honours Student Research Presentations

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

3:05 – 3:15 Emma Ferguson (supervisor Dr. Claudio Slamovits)
Evaluating transcriptional responses for HSP70 and HSP90 to light stresses in the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina

3:20 – 3:30 Joel Phillips (supervisor Dr. Jamie Kramer)
Identification of novel memory genes by analysis of transcripts enriched in memory neurons

3:35 - 3:45 Rodina Salem (supervisor Dr. David Langelaan)
Purification and characterization of the 2-micron plasmid protein, Raf

3:55 - 4:05 Erica Allen (supervisor Dr. David Waisman)
Function of calreticulin in plasminogen activation

4:10 - 4:20 Turner Kinal (supervisor Dr. Barbara Karten)
Lysosomal cholesterol trafficking influences activity of transcription factor EB (TFEB)

4:25 – 4:35 Hyejin Jeon (supervisor Dr. Deniz Top)
Investigating secondary messengers in circadian signaling

4:40 - 4:50 Lillian Adams (supervisor Dr. Jan Rainey)
Using 19F- and 15N-labels to probe and characterize apelin-55

4:55 - 5:05 Joshua Hayden (supervisor Dr. Stephen Bearne)
Studies on the mandelate racemase subgroup of the enolase superfamily: Inhibition and molecular dynamics simulations

5:10 - 5:20 Klea Richardson (supervisor Dr. Claudio Slamovits)
Examining the effect of temperature stress on the expression of retrotransposons in dinoflagellates

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3-5 p.m.

Graduate Student Symposium

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

3:00-3:30 pm - Trilok Neupane, Langelaan Lab
Taking a drug only twice a year for treating HIV?

3:30-4:00 pm - Laura McGary, Bearne Lab
A potent suppressor of ferroptosis identified in protecting against cell death by lipid peroxidation

4:00-4:30 pm - Anupama Ghimire, Rainey Lab
Are inactive ingredients of drug formulation “inert”?

4:30-5:00 pm - Jordan Thompson, Rigdway Lab
Updated model of autophagy leads to new potential cancer treatment

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Shinya Yamamoto, DVM, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

"Using Drosophila to discover and study new human disease genes"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Nicolas Pichaud, Ph.D.

Professeur, Départment de chimie et biochimie, Université de Moncton

"Stressing the powerhouse: What Drosophila can teach us about metabolic (in)flexibility?"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Samuel Veres, Ph.D., P.Eng

Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Saint Mary's University

"Some basic questions about the body's most important structural protein"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Beth Mason, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment, Cape Breton University

"From shellfish to Covid"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Jeffrey S. Dason, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Windsor

"Neural Mechanisms of Nociception"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4 p.m.

James G. Omichinski, Ph.D.

Professor, Département de biochimie et médicine moléculaire, Université de Montréal, Québec

"The functional diversity of bacterial organomercurial lysases (MerB) that confer resistance to methylmercury toxicity is linked to environmental niches"

Location
Microsoft Teams (Online)
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