The LKSKI (dry bench) seminars take place on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 pm. The KRC-RTC (wet bench) seminars will be part of the unified KRC seminar series, which consists of weekly seminars on Fridays at 1 – 2pm, featuring KRC and iBEST PIs and trainees (1/month), and visiting scientists. All trainees are encouraged to attend these seminars that provide an excellent learning and networking opportunity. Trainees can showcase their research and get feedback from experienced scientists, research staff and peers.
We are currently inviting trainees to present at the 2019/20 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 website, the RTC Express, and on the screens throughout the KRC and LKSKI.
|January 16, 2019||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Natasha Talwer||Functional 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, 2019||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Shelley Vanderhout||Cow's milk fat and child growth, development and adiposity|
|March 13, 2019||LKS 240||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Chloe Mighton||Patients' experiences with uncertainty related to incidental genomic sequencing results|
|April 17, 2019||LKS 240||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Christine Schemitsch||The Impact of Psychological Factors on the Outcome of Surgical Repair for Rotator Cuff Tears - A Prospective Cohort (IMPROVE Study)|
|May 15, 2019||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Agnes Sebastian||1) Needs and experiences of primary care providers when managing incidental findings from genomic sequencing
|June 19, 2019||LKS 241||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Thivia Jegathesan||Effect of postnatal age and gestational age on total bilirubin rate of rise in moderate preterm neonates|
|September 18, 2019||250 Yonge Rm 635/637||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Zahra Khan|
2) Néma McGlynn
|October 16, 2019||250 Yonge Rm 635/637||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Laura Elliott|
|November 20, 2019||250 Yonge Rm 635/637||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Farah Mawani|
|December 4, 2019||250 Yonge Rm 635/637||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Cilia Mejia-Lancheros|
2) Arden Corter
|January 15, 2020||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Christine Schemitsch|
2) Salma Shickh
|February 12, 2020||LKS 241||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Shuangbo Liu|
|March 11, 2020||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Open|
|April 8, 2020||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Open|
|May 20, 2020||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Open|
|June 3, 2020||LKS 216||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Open|
|January 25, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Gurleen Kaur||Assessing the significance of the Fc region of CD44 antibodies in the amelioration of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)|
|February 22, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1)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, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Dr. Michael Kofler||Mediated Nuclear Import and Export of TAZ|
|April 5, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Amin Motamed Ektesabi||Identification of Immunoregulatory microRNAs in Cardiac Tissue from Septic Mice treated with Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells|
|May 3, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Razan Turki|
2) Ana Paula Teixeira Monteiro
|1) Stretch-induced activation of Hippo signaling in lung microvascular endothelial cells – a novel mechanism of overventilation-induced pulmonary fibrosis
2) DJ-1/PARK7 Silencing in Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Confers Enhanced Improvement in Sepsis
|May 31, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Shaista Anwer |
|1) TNF alpha-induced Claudin-3 expression regulation in kidney tubular epithelial cells
2) Fc gamma RI and Fc gamma RIII on ITP Splenic Macrophages Mediate Phagocytosis of GPIIb/IIIa Autoantibody-Opsonized Platelets
|September 20, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Matthew Reyad|
2) Elyse Latreille
|October 11, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Thenuka Thanabalasingam|
2) Tiffany Ni
|November 29, 2019||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Samantha Mahanir|
|January 31, 2020||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Michelle Dubinsky|
2) Minhyoung Lee
|February 21, 2020||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Ghaffari Siavash|
2) Biswajit Chowdhury
|March 27, 2020||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Shaista Anwer|
2) Samantha Mahanir
|April 24, 2020||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Negar Khosraviani|
2) Daniel Han
|May 15, 2020||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Open|
|June 5, 2020||LKS 211||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Open|