Shaghayegh Farhngmehr, Alexander Sasse, and Fraser McCready

Shaghayegh Farhngmehr, Alexander Sasse, and Fraser McCready

Shaghayegh Farhngmehr
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin Blencowe
Title: Investigating Multitasking Roles of a Neuronal-Specific Splicing Factor in the Regulation of Gene Expression
Tuesday Apr 3 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Alexander Sasse
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Quaid Morris
Title: Predicting preferences of RNA binding proteins from protein sequence
Tuesday Apr 3 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Fraser McCready
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. James Ellis
Title: Activity-dependent mRNA translation and cortical neural network development in an iPS cell model of autism spectrum disorder
Tuesday April 3 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Edward Higginbotham and Jannatun Wnaiza

Edward Higginbotham and Jannatun Wnaiza

Edward Higginbotham
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Scherer
Title: TBA
Tuesday April 3 @ 2PM
PGCRL Event Room 3A & 3B (3-9310)

Jannatun Wnaiza
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Henry Krause
Title: Characterizing a new agonist for Farnesoid X Receptor with potential to treat liver disease
Tuesday April 3 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

Xiao Xiao Chen and Juli Wang

Xiao Xiao Chen and Juli Wang

Xiao Xiao Chen
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Jeehye Park
Title: Characterizing the role of MATR3 in RNA splicing
Tuesday March 27 @ 2PM
PGCRL Event Room 3A & 3B (3-9310)

Juli Wang
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. Benjamin Blencowe and Sabine Cordes
Title: Rescuing a neuronal alternative splicing network commonly disrupted in autism spectrum disorder
Tuesday March 27 @ 2PM

PGCRL Event Room 3A & 3B (3-9310)

Gurnit Atwal and Reuben Samson

Gurnit Atwal and Reuben Samson

Gurnit Atwal
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisors: Drs. Quaid Morris and Gary Bader
Title: The genomic evolution of advanced pancreatic cancer
Tuesday Mar 27 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Reuben Samson
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Anne Claude Gingras
Title: Deciphering protein changes in subcellular organization associated with somatic cell reprogramming
Tuesday Mar 27 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Greg Martyn and Duncan Forster

Greg Martyn and Duncan Forster

Greg Martyn
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Sachdev Sidhu
Title: Antagonizing Cancer Cell Signalling using Engineered Phosphotyrosine Binding Domains
Tuesday Mar 20 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Duncan Forster
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. Charlie Boone and Gary Bader
Title: Building a Functional Gene Hierarchy of the Human Cell
Tuesday Mar 20 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Mengyi Song and Melody Zhao

Mengyi Song and Melody Zhao

Mengyi Song
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. Ian Scott and Michael Wilson
Title: Dissecting gata5/6 mediated regulatory mechanism in early cardiac lineage commitment
Tuesday March 20 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

Melody Zhao
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Jeehye Park
Title: Investigation of how mutations in MATR3 cause neurotoxicity in ALS
Tuesday March 20 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

Clarence Yeung, Stephanie Tran and Vishwaksena Maram Reddy

Clarence Yeung, Stephanie Tran and Vishwaksena Maram Reddy

Clarence Yeung
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. Brenda Andrews and Charlie Boone
Title: Exploring the mechanisms of synthetic lethality in non-essential gene pairs in S. cerevisiae
Tuesday Mar 13 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Stephanie Tran
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Eric Campos
Title: Determining the Epigenetic Inheritance of Histone Modifications
Tuesday Mar 13 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Vishwaksena Maram Reddy
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. Brenda Andrews and Charlie Boone
Title: The role of Deubiquitinating enzymes in the de novo synthesis of ubiquitin and ribosomal proteins
Tuesday March 13 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Jaclin Simonetta and Yanqing Jiang

Jaclin Simonetta and Yanqing Jiang

Jaclin Simonetta
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. David Kaplan
Title: Examining the effect of the environment on CNS neural stem cell function
Tuesday March 13 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

Yanqing Jiang
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Roy
Title: TBA
Tuesday March 13 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

Sanna Masud and Dmitri Segal

Sanna Masud and Dmitri Segal

Sanna Masud
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Drs. Charlie Boone and Jason Moffat
Title: A CRISPR way to map genetic interactions in human cells
Tuesday Mar 6 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Dmitri Segal
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Mikko Taipale
Title: The client specificity of human 14-3-3 protein isoforms
Tuesday Mar 6 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Jihye Kim and Eleonora Maino

Jihye Kim and Eleonora Maino

Jihye Kim
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Jeehye Park
Title: Characterization of MATR3 Mutations Associated with ALS
Tuesday March 6 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

Eleonora Maino
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Ronald Cohn
Title: Development of CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutical strategies for the treatment of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
Tuesday March 6 @ 2PM
SickKids, Hollywood Theatre (Room 1246)

William Scott

William Scott

William Scott
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Eric Campos
Title: Characterizing the ATRX Interactome & its Effect on Chromatin
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Julia Jaramillo and Stephanie Brennan

Julia Jaramillo and Stephanie Brennan

Julia Jaramillo
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Dirks
Title: Investigating the mechanisms governing the differentiation of glioblastoma stem cells
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 2PM
PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2-9320)

Stephanie Brennan
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. James Dowling
Title: Understanding Pathomechanisms and Identifying Therapies for Ryanodine Receptor 1 (RYR1)- Related Myopathies
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 2PM
PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2-9320)

Lisa Shao and Susan Kelso

Lisa Shao and Susan Kelso

Lisa Shao
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Julie Brill
Title: Investigating the role of eIF4Es in post-transcriptional regulation during Drosophila spermatogenesis 
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Susan Kelso
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Frank Sicheri
Title: Expanding our knowledge of SCF biology through the study of human Fbox proteins
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Harley Mount and Kathleen Doucet

Harley Mount and Kathleen Doucet

Harley Mount
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Alex Ensminger
Title: A systems approach to crack the code of the largest arsenal of bacterial effectors
Tuesday Jan 30 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Kathleen Doucet
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Amy Caudy
Title: Unraveling the Mystery Behind Rhodoquinone Biosynthesis
Tuesday Jan 30 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Katelyn Kozma and Zhengchao Dou

Katelyn Kozma and Zhengchao Dou

Katelyn Kozma
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Sean Egan
Title: Identifying genetic networks that cooperate with Myc over expression in Breast Canc
Tuesday Jan 30 @ 2PM
PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2-9320)

Zhengchao Dou
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Chi-Chung Hui
Title: Characterizing the hypothalamic functions of Irx3 and Irx5 in metabolic regulation
Tuesday Jan 30 @ 2PM
PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2-9320)

Dustin Ammendolia and Saif Hossain

Dustin Ammendolia and Saif Hossain

Dustin Ammendolia
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. John Brumell
Title: The Role of Plasma Membrane Integrity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Tuesday Jan 30 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Saif Hossain
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Leah Cowen
Title: Exploring Genetic Circuitry Involving Mitochondria In Governing Morphogenesis
Tuesday Jan 30 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Marat Mufteev and Aleksei Shkurin

Marat Mufteev and Aleksei Shkurin

Marat Mufteev
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. James Ellis
Title: TBA
Tuesday Jan 23 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Aleksei Shkurin
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Hughes
Title: TBA
Tuesday Jan 23 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105

Evelyn Popiel and Kamran Rezai

Evelyn Popiel and Kamran Rezai

Evelyn Popiel
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Brent Derry
Title: TBA
Tuesday Jan 23 @ 2PM
PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2-9320)

Kamran Rezai
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. James Dowling
Title: TBA
Tuesday Jan 23 @ 2PM
PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2-9320)

Thomas Panagiotou and Naijin Li

Thomas Panagiotou and Naijin Li

Thomas Panagiotou
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Wilde
Determining the roles of CIN85 and CD2AP in cytokinesis
Tuesday Jan 23 @ 2PM
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Naijin Li
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Derek van der Kooy
The relationship between outer radial glia and the cellular origin of glioblastoma
Tuesday Jan 23, 2018
Wallberg Building, Room 116

Shivanthy Pathmanathan

Shivanthy Pathmanathan

Shivanthy Pathmanathan
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Genetics
Supervisor: Dr. Igor Stagljar
Title: Mapping and characterizing MET tyrosine kinase receptor interactome: A MaMTH approach
Tuesday Feb 20 @ 2PM
Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105