The LKSKI (dry bench) seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 pm. The KRC (wet bench) seminars will be part of the unified KRC seminar series, which consists of weekly seminars on Fridays at 1 – 2pm, featuring a range of speakers including KRC PIs, KRC trainees (1/month) and invited guests. We encourage all trainees to attend these seminars.

We are currently inviting trainees to present at the 2018/19 seminar series. If you are interested, please send us an email indicating your name, supervisor, a topic (a full title can be provided later) and any preferred dates. We are asking presenters to prepare a 20 min presentation aimed at a wider audience (please don’t make it so specialized that those outside your discipline cannot follow). We will be happy to share more detailed instructions with presenters. Two trainee presentations are given per seminar and a light lunch is provided.

Why present at RTC seminars and why attend these presentations?

Attending and presenting at research seminars is an important part of your training, developing useful skills that are portable, regardless of career path. The seminars also increase the visibility of your work to the broader St. Michael’s community, enhancing your networking with other researchers. Who knows – your next employer, supervisor, or co-investigator could be in the audience! AND you can also list your presentation on your CV.

The seminars are NOT intended to put you under extra pressure and we do not require fully finished, polished or published works. We do ask that presenters have some data to present (for graduate students, second year or later is the ideal time to do this presentation). Presentations are NOT graded or ranked. Rather, the seminars are a forum where graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and PIs can help and teach each other, and discuss cutting-edge scientific research.

For advice on preparing presentations, check out our presentation resources page.

We will be sending out reminders to all trainees and upcoming seminars will be advertised through our new RTC website (coming online soon), the RUN, and on the screens throughout the KRC and LKSKI.

Seminar Schedule

Clinical (dry bench) research seminars

November 14, 201824112:00pm - 1:00pmSalma ShickhClinical Utility of Genomic Sequencing
December 19, 201824012:00pm - 1:00pmShuangbo Liu Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
January 16, 201921612:00pm - 1:00pmNatasha TalwerFunctional imaging of the clock-drawing test in a mild cognitive impairment population using novel MRI-compatible tablet technology to capture real-time brain activity while completing the task
February 13, 201921612:00pm - 1:00pmShelley VanderhoutCow's milk fat and child growth, development and adiposity
March 13, 201924012:00pm - 1:00pmChloe MightonPatients' experiences with uncertainty related to incidental genomic sequencing results
April 17, 201924012:00pm - 1:00pmChristine SchemitschThe Impact of Psychological Factors on the Outcome of Surgical Repair for Rotator Cuff Tears - A Prospective Cohort (IMPROVE Study)
May 15, 201921612:00pm - 1:00pm1) Agnes Sebastian1) Needs and experiences of primary care providers when managing incidental findings from genomic sequencing
June 19, 201924112:00pm - 1:00pm1) Dr. Martine Shareck
2) Thivia Jegathesan
1) TBD
2) Effect of postnatal age and gestational age on total bilirubin rate of rise in moderate preterm neonates

Basic Science (wet bench) research seminars

October 19, 20182111:00pm - 2:00pmTiffany Ni Salvianolic acids inhibits blood coagulation and platelet aggregation: a potential new class of thrombin antagonists
November 30, 20182111:00pm - 2:00pm1) Sahil Gupta
2) Aravin Sukumar
1) Dimerization of caspase-8 regulates TLR-4 dependent signaling in septic neutrophils
2) Regulation of the long non-coding RNA transcriptome in endothelial cells in response to shear stress
December 14, 20182111:00pm - 2:00pmRamsha Khan Separating therapeutic activity from adverse events - monoclonal anti-erythrocyte antibodies in a murine model of immune thrombocytopenia
January 25, 20192411:00pm - 2:00pmGurleen KaurAssessing the significance of the Fc region of CD44 antibodies in the amelioration of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
February 22, 20192111:00pm - 2:00pm1)Lina Elfaki
2) Tamadher Alghamdi
Ultrasound-targeted MicroRNA Therapy for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
2) The Role of Epigenetics in Controlling Endothelial Activation in Diabetic Kidney Disease
March 22, 20192111:00pm - 2:00pmDr. Michael Kofler Mediated Nuclear Import and Export of TAZ
April 5, 20192111:00pm - 2:00pmAmin Motamed Ektesabi
May 3, 20192111:00pm - 2:00pmRazan Turki TBD
May 31, 20192111:00pm - 2:00pm1) Shaista Anwer
2)Peter Norris
1) TBD
2) Fc gamma receptor blockade as a therapeutic maneuver for immune cytopenias