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Graduate Studies Seminars

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Graduate studies seminars are held regularly on Thursdays at noon in the Tupper building, room 2L10. Grand Rounds are generally held at the VG hospital. Specific titles/topics are announced in a weekly departmental email.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you have questions or corrections, or if you would like to be added to the email list, please contact Julie.Erdely@dal.ca .

Date Speaker(s) Topic
12 October 2017 Grand Rounds: Graham Dellaire Super-resolution microscopy techniques
19 October 2017 Derek Clements (PhD candidate) Reovirus-driven myeloid cells in infection and cancer-based oncotherapy
26 October 2017

Meg Thomas (PhD candidate)

Genetic screening for determinants of DNA de-methylation therapy in breast cancer
2 November 2017 Moamen Bydoun (PhD candidate) The Biological and Clinical Implications of Plasminogen Activation in Pancreatic and Lung Carcinomas
9 November 2017 Grand Rounds: Allan H.B. Wu CSCC Travelling Lectureship
16 November 2017 Krysta Coyle (PhD candidate) Profiling retinoid signaling in triple-negative breast cancer: Towards precision applications
23 November 2017

Ryan Holloway (PhD candidate)

Regulation of the Cell Surface Plasminogen Receptor, S100A10, in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) and By Retinoic Acid Therapy
30 November 2017 Youra Kim (PhD candidate) Oncolytic Virus-induced Tumor MHC Class I Ligandome for Cancer Immunotherapy
7 December 2017 Zheng Pang (PhD candidate) Egr-1 deficiency protects host from Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection
14 December 2017 Guest lecture: Dr. Andrew Stadnyk A statistics primer for the basic sciences (all about cats)
  Holiday break  
18 January 2018 Grand Rounds: Matt Bowes & Emily Schleihauf Opioids in Nova Scotia
25 January 2018

Livia Clarke (MSc student)

Melissa Richardson (MSc student)

PRP4K and its role in anoikis resistance and EMT

Mutation Induced Loss of STAG2 Promotes the Metastasis of Ewing Sarcoma

1 February 2018 Vicky Miller (PhD candidate) The Plasminogen Receptor S100A10; a Juxtaposition of Stroke, Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis
8 February 2018 Namit Holay (PhD candidate) The Story Of A Virus-driven Early T Cell
15 February 2018 Grand Rounds: Bassam Nassar & Ashley Stueck Ironing out the Details: Iron Metabolism and Hereditary Haemochromatosis
22 February 2018 No seminar scheduled (Study break week)  
1 March 2018 Wasundara Fernando (PhD candidate) Pharmacokinetics and anti-metastatic properties of phloridzin docosahexaenoate (PZ-DHA): Targeting breast cancer
8 March 2018 Bassel Dawod (PhD candidate) Examining the impact of TLR2 and cow’s milk on oral tolerance development
15 March 2018 Alyson Zwicker (PhD candidate) Genes and the Environment in Developmental Psychopathology Leading to Severe Mental Illness
22 March 2018

Dejan Vidovic (MSc student)

Revealing the LINC between cancer stem cells and noncoding RNA in breast cancer
29 March 2018

Edwin Leong (MSc student)

Joe Loung (MSc student)

Establishing the contribution of calcineurin A isoform alpha (CnAα) to FcϵRI-mediated allergic inflammation

Examining Apple Flavonoids Fraction 4 (AF4) as a Potential Selective Breast Cancer Treatment

5 April 2018

Carter Van Iderstine (MSc student)


Emma Martell (MSc student)

PRP4K Regulation of Caveolin-1 Turn-Over and NOX4-Dependent Phosphorylation Contributes to Anoikis Resistance

The role of mitochondrial antioxidant enzyme SOD2 in pluripotency and differentiation

12 April 2018

Lauren Westhaver (MSc student)

Thomas Huynh (MSc student)

Effect of mitochondrial DAMPs on innate immune activation during ischemia reperfusion injury: a focus on natural killer cells

ChIP-ing Away at the Epigenetic Changes Underlying Combination Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

19 April 2018

Grand Rounds:  Keltie Jamieson

Provincial Electronic Health Record
26 April 2018 Departmental Research Day  
3 May 2018

Keon Collett (MSc student)

Brianne Cruickshank (MSc student)

Modelling Infant Leukaemia in Zebrafish for High Throughput Drug Screening

Discovering the role of long non-coding RNA PART1 in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

10 May 2018 Hanan Aljamedi (PhD candidate) The complement system in oral and intestinal chemotherapy-induced mucositis
17 May 2018

Grand Rounds: Ridas Juskevicius

Updates to the WHO Classification of Lymphoma – How practice is changing
24 May 2018

Mike Giacomantonio (MSc student)

Philipp Knopf (MSc student)

Investigating Regulatory Mechanisms of the Kynurenine Pathway during Macrophage Differentiation

Low Pass Whole Genome Sequencing - A Novel Method for the Prognostication of Multiple Myeloma