Swathi Jeedigunta and Ali Momin

Swathi Jeedigunta and Ali Momin

Swathi Jeedigunta
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. T. Hurd
Title: Selection against mutant mitochondrial DNA in the germline
Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Ali Momin
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Xi Huang
Title: Investigating mechanical niches in Glioblastoma
Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Jingrui (Priscilla) Wang and Loryn Byres

Jingrui (Priscilla) Wang and Loryn Byres

Jingrui (Priscilla) Wang
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. A. Davidson and S. Sidhu
Title: Engineering Novel Inhibitors of CRISPR-Cas9 
Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute, Room 131

Loryn Byres
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. J. Ellis
Title: Identifying the mRNA targets of the RNA-binding proteins TIA-1 and HuC in human neurodevelopment
Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute, Room 131

Rachel Webster and Ron Blutrich

Rachel Webster and Ron Blutrich

Rachel Webster
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. R. Kafri
Title: The Eternal Worm: Feedback mechanisms in the regulation of C. elegans cell size and lifespan
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Ron Blutrich
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. R. Kafri
Title: TBA
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Leah DeJong and Ching Kao

Leah DeJong and Ching Kao

Leah DeJong
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. J. Ellis
Title: Characterizing a novel mutation in MECP2 using an hiPSC model of Rett Syndrome
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Ching Kao
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Jeehye Park
Title: Investigating the role of MATR3 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Thinh Ngoc Tran and Meaghan Leslie

Thinh Ngoc Tran and Meaghan Leslie

Thinh Ngoc Tran
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Gary Bader
Title: Analysis and visualization of time-course single-cell RNA sequencing data
Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St.), Room 116

Meaghan Leslie
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Ian Scott
Title:Investigating cardiac mesoderm heterogeneity during early embryonic development
Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St.), Room 116


Chan Ho Lee and Rosanna Jiang

Chan Ho Lee and Rosanna Jiang

Chan Ho Lee
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Bret Pearson
Title: Exploring the Regulation and Function of Glial Cells in Planarian Brain Regeneration
Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute (100 College St.) Room 131

Rosanna Jiang
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Fritz Roth
Title: Exhaustive mapping of functional missense variation of HMG-CoA reductase.
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute (100 College St.) Room 131

Natalie Shum and Yichao Zhao

Natalie Shum and Yichao Zhao

Nataile Shum
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pearson
Title: Instability of the C9orf72 Repeat
Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Yichao Zhao
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. D. Durocher
Title: Dissecting DNA replication stress through phenotypic CRISPR/Cas9 screens
Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Michael Khobzey and Sepideh Sheybani Deloui

Michael Khobzey and Sepideh Sheybani Deloui

Michael Khozbey
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisors: Dr. Charlie Boone and Dr. Brenda Andrews
Title: Systematic analysis of temperature sensitivity in budding yeast
Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute (100 College St.) Room 131

Sepideh Sheybani Deloui
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. C. C. Hui
Title: Functional redundancy of Iroquois homeobox genes 1 and 2 in mouse development
Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute (100 College St.) Room 131

Genevieve Mailhot and Shubham Gupta

Genevieve Mailhot and Shubham Gupta

Genevieve Mailhot
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Gray-Owen
Title: Differentiating between protective and pathogenic neutrophil responses during Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Shubham Gupta
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Hannes Rost
Title: Algorithms for large-scale proteome quantification to study type 2 diabetes progression on a molecular level
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Kento Abe and Sabrina Hyde

Kento Abe and Sabrina Hyde

Kento Abe
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. A. C. Gingras
Title: Physical interactions of the Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM) proteins
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Sabrina Hyde
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Leah Cowen
Title: Exploring Kinases As Targets for Novel Antifungals
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Jessica Parker and Donny Chan

Jessica Parker and Donny Chan

Jessica Parker
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. C.C. Hui
Title: Deciphering the molecular actions of Sufu in Hedgehog signaling and Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma
Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Donny Chan
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. J. Parkinson
Title: Cell4D: using spatial temporal cell simulators to model biological pathways
Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Victoria Gillmore and Dustin Sokolowski

Victoria Gillmore and Dustin Sokolowski

Victoria Gillmore
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Gray-Owen
Title: Contributions of TIFA to the inflammatory response against Adherent-invasive Escherichia coli
Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Dustin Sokolowski
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Wilson
Title: Profiling gene lists from published RNA-seq studies with the Differential Expression Enrichment Tool (DEET)
Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Samuel Salamun and David Pompili

Samuel Salamun and David Pompili

Samuel Salamun
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Lori Frappier
Title: Epstein-Barr Virus Protein BMRF1 Modulates Cellular Processes by Binding the NuRD Complex
Tuesday Jan. 15th, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

David Pompili
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Brian Ciruna
Title: Chemical Screening for Scoliosis Therapeutics in Zebrafish Using a Surrogate Embryonic Phenotype
Tuesday Jan. 15th, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Layla El-Fayoumi and Laura Hergott

Layla El-Fayoumi and Laura Hergott

Layla El-Fayoumi
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Derek Van Der Kooy
Title: The pattern hypothesis of motivation
Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Laura Hergott
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Monica Justice
Title: Transcriptional Profiling of a Presymptomatic Rett Syndrome Mouse Model
Tuesday Jan 15th @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Ashley Campbell and Mallory Wiggans

Ashley Campbell and Mallory Wiggans

Ashley Campbell
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. L. Frappier
Title: Characterizing two Epstein-Barr virus lytic proteins as potential miRNA/mRNA regulators
Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Mallory Wiggans
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. B. Pearson
Title: Characterizing conserved stem cell enriched genes in planarians and glioblastoma
Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 163

Taylor Davie and Francesco Zangari

Taylor Davie and Francesco Zangari

Taylor Davie
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Fraser
Title: Investigating Biological Pathways in C. elegans Using Acute Small-molecule Responses
Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Francesco Zangari
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. A. C. Gingras
Title: Functional Characterization of Novel Interaction Modules within the CCR4-NOT Deadenylase Complex
Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 @ 2PM
Banting Institute Room 131

Daniel Witvliet and Gabriela Krivdova

Daniel Witvliet and Gabriela Krivdova

Daniel Witvliet
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Mei Zhen
Title: The maturation and remodeling of the C. elegans nervous system
Tuesday Dec 18 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Gabriela Krivdova
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. John Dick
Title: miR-130a regulates hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and its overexpression is associated with specific AML subtype
Tuesday Dec 18 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Jonathan Roth and Anne Meyer-Miner

Jonathan Roth and Anne Meyer-Miner

Jonathan Roth
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin Blencowe and Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras
Title: Remodelling of Neural Transcriptional Networks by Tissue Specific Alternative Splicing
Tuesday Dec 11 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Anne Meyer-Miner
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Brian Ciruna
Title: Investigating the role of motile ciliated cell lineages in spine morphogenesis
Tuesday Dec 11 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Noah Hahn and Ada Chan

Noah Hahn and Ada Chan

Noah Hahn
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: C.C.Hui
Title: Mechanisms for Irx3/5 function in adipose tissue
Tuesday Dec 4 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Ada Chan
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Stephen Scherer
Title: Investigating the genetic architecture of different subtypes of autism spectrum disorder using whole genome sequencing
Tuesday Dec 4 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Syed Nabeel Shah and Shimin Shuai

Syed Nabeel Shah and Shimin Shuai

Syed Nabeel Shah
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Jack Greenblatt
Title: Posttranscriptional regulation by RNA binding of C2H2-Zinc Finger proteins
Tuesday Nov 27 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116

Shimin Shuai
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Lincoln Stein
Title: Pan-Cancer Analysis of Non-coding Cancer Driver Mutations
Tuesday Nov 27 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building (184 College St,), Room 116