MBP 1015Y Graduate Student Seminars
*Note: Please provide your seminar titles as soon as possible to Daphne Sears (email@example.com). Titles need to be available at least 6 weeks prior to your seminar date so it is desirable to have them available at the start of the seminar series.
The primary goals of the MBP Student Seminar Series (course MBP1015Y) are to provide the student with practical experience and guidance for clear and concise oral communication of research results to an audience of educated non-specialists. This is an essential skill for anyone seeking a career in scientific research and beyond. This emphasis differs from that of a group meeting or conference style talk given to an audience of specialists; here, the student presents to a diverse interdisciplinary group of peers, so familiarity with the field, its details, its specialized terms and abbreviations CANNOT be assumed. This may be more analogous to a job talks or a teaching situation, where getting the essential points across and engaging the audience are key. In this year's seminars, all speakers should expect a particularly broad audience with the mixture and uptown and downtown physics and biology talks.
A secondary important goal of the series is to give each student a broad knowledge of all aspects of research undertaken in MBP. At any oral examination and committee meeting, a student can be asked to demonstrate some familiarity with research in the Department not related to his/her own area. Attendance at the Student Seminars is the principal means of acquiring this familiarity.
An engaged, interested, interactive audience is essential to the success of MBP1015Y, hence ask questions. We will note attendance at both sites through the seminar evaluation forms each attending student fills out. Non-participating students can face marks deduction at the end of the academic year.
It is very important to get regular attendance from a significant number of faculty members, to ensure consistent and fair evaluations. Please attend and interact with colleagues whenever possible (ideally every week). There is compelling evidence that the mark a student receives in this course is correlated with the attendance record of the supervisor. So please lead by example!
Following the seminars, the faculty members remain in the seminar room for a brief evaluation period that provides direct feedback to the presenters. The discussion is led by the course coordinators, Drs. Alex Vitkin and Michael Hoffman for the downtown location and Dr. Brad MacIntosh at Sunnybrook. 2nd year MSc and PhD students will receive a mark providing the basis for the grade on their transcript. As mentioned above, good faculty participation, comprising in and out of stream members, is important to ensure a fair and robust evaluation process.
For information on the preparation of seminars, please consult the guidelines posted on the MBP website: Seminar Guidelines
Miscellaneous points of note:
- Both auditoria are available half an hour before the start of the seminar onwards to provide ample time for presenters to test computer equipment and presentation material prior to going live.
- First year MSc students will give a practice seminar towards the end of the winter term; the schedule for these will be posted in early 2018. Also a training session will be announced at that time.
- Post-docs, technicians, clinical collaborators and other interested staff are welcome to take part
- It is extremely rude and disruptive for any attendee to enter late and/or leave early. Please remain for the entire session (two to three speakers) if possible
Concise abstracts (~ 250 words) should be provided similar to an abstract for a poster at a scientific conference. The name of the supervisor should be included on the abstract. All speakers should Email their abstracts to Daphne Sears (firstname.lastname@example.org) on the Friday before your seminar. All students are asked to use the templates below when preparing their abstracts. Abstracts should not be over 1 page long.
***Please note that abstracts received after the deadline will NOT be circulated***
Sunnybrook: Tuesdays at 4:00 PM.
Sunnybrook, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Jenkin Auditorium, Rm TB-21*
Downtown: Wednesdays at 4:00 PM.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Auditorium, 610 University Avenue, Room 6-604
Schedule - 2017-18
|Wednesday, September 27||Introductory session|
|Tuesday, October 3||Introductory session|
|Wednesday, October 04||Hua, Tony (Jun Jie)||Regulation and function of lncRNA PCAT19 in prostate cancer||He|
|Jaiswal, Arushi||Therapeutic targeting of TRB3 and USP9x in basal-like breast cancer||Reedijk|
|Tuesday, October 10||Reguera Nunez, Elaine||
Preclinical impact of nintedanib, an antiangiogenic TKI, combined with chemotherapy and/or immune checkpoint therapy in primary or metastatic triple negative breast cancer
|Feng, Shengrui||Characterization of the Anti-Tumour Effects of EZH2 Inhibition in Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumours||de Carvalho|
|Wednesday, October 11||Kubli, Shawn||
Deciphering the role of Toso (Fcmr) in regulating the immune response during oncogenesis
|Longo, Joseph||Exploiting statins as anti-cancer agents||Penn|
|Tuesday, October 17||Wan, Ho Yee||Evaluating microvascular dysfunction after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage||Hynynen|
|Atwi, Sarah||Advanced applications of fMRI for the study of cerebral small vessel disease||MacIntosh|
|Wednesday, October 18||Mazrooei, Parisa||Mutational landscape in prostate cancer and its role on transcription factors' activity||Lupien|
|Sun, Yulong||Modulation of TDP-43 phase separation||Chakrabartty|
|Tuesday, October 24||McMahon, Dallan||Exploring the impact of focused ultrasound and microbubbles on brain microvasculature||Hynynen|
MRI-guided focused ultrasound hyperthermia with microbubbles for liposomal doxorubicin delivery at reduced power levels
|Wednesday, October 25||Paramathas, Sangeetha||
Using ctDNA for early cancer detection in a pre-clinical model of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Shallow whole genome copy number profiling to authenticate genomic identity
|Tuesday, October 31||Shirzadi, Zahra||Enhancement of automated blood flow estimates||MacIntosh|
|Croucher, Danielle||Single Cell Transcriptional Analysis of the Bone Marrow Microenvironment in Multiple Myeloma||Trudel/Pugh|
|Wednesday, November 01||Resetca, Diana||Characterizing the Interactomes of the Myc Family of Oncoproteins||Penn/Raught|
|Zhang, Alice (Yangjing)||Understanding the isoform specific functions of Numb in tumour and normal development||McGlade|
|Tuesday, November 07||Salcedo, Adriana||
RB1 genotype drives the mutational landscape and evolution of retinoblastoma
Measuring GABA concentration in the human auditory cortex using in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy
|Wednesday, November 08||Miyata, Tsukiko||Investigation of the role of GSK3 in synaptic plasticity||Woodgett|
|Shi, Kelly (Ruoshi)||Therapeutic targeting of the PI3K pathway in lung squamous cell carcinoma||Tsao|
Tuesday, November 14*
|Coles, Brandon||Increasing the RF safety of Cardiovascular Interventional Devices during MRI using Parallel Radiofrequency Transmission||Wright|
|Assimopoulos, Stephania||Advanced MRI Methods for Assessment of Placental Dysfunction and Fetal Distress||Sled|
|Wednesday, November 15||Houlahan, Kathleen||Germline polymorphisms direct the prostate cancer methylome||Boutros|
|Law, Jacqueline||An Orthotopic CRISPR Screen for Determinants of Head and Neck Cancer Metastasis||F-F Liu|
|Tuesday, November 21||Mouraviev, Andrei||
Automated Segmentation of Brain Metastases
|Fletcher, Stecia||Multi-frequency Ultrasound Strategies for Creating a Controlled Focus for Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier (BSCB) Opening||O'Reilly|
|Wednesday, November 22||Karimzadeh Reghbati, Mehran||
Virtual ChIP-seq: predicting transcription factor binding by learning from the transcriptome
|Loo Yau, Helen||Transcriptional programs linking IRF7 signalling to enhanced cytolytic activity are modulated by 5-AZA-CdR in CD8+ T cells||de Carvalho|
|Tuesday, November 28||Riberdy, Vlora||
Hyperpolarized 129Xe Imaging of Alveolar-Like Macrophages in the Lungs Using Superparamagnetic Iron-Oxide Nanoparticles
Development and clinical translation of a new handheld imaging device for 5-ALA fluorescence guided breast conserving surgery
|Wednesday, November 29||Walton, Joseph||Targeting Epigenetic Regulation in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC)||Ailles|
|Chen, Sujun||Transcriptome landscape and circRNA functional annotation in prostate cancer||He|
|Tuesday, December 05||Oglesby, Ryan||CEST MRI: A Phantom Investigation into the Biosynthesis Pathway of Serotonin||Stanisz|
Combining Physiological and Imaging Biomarkers for Targeted Cancer Therapy
|Wednesday, December 06||Isaev, Karin||Discovery and characterization of clinically relevant lncRNAs in multiple cancer types||Reimand|
|Nguyen, Francis||Predicting genomic annotation from chromatin accessibility experiments||Hoffman|
|Tuesday, December 12||Seth, Nikhil||Automatic DCIS Segmentation Using a Multi Resolution Approach||Martel|
|Toma, Jonathan||Intracardiac echo and computed tomography co-registration for the purpose of guiding percutaneous cardiac interventions||Wright|
|Wednesday, December 13||Grant, Benjamin||
Biophysical characterization of KRas regulation by the calcium binding protein calmodulin
Investigating a functional assay and single-cell mutation load detection for reliable diagnosis of Biallelic Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome
|Tuesday, December 19||Wei, Luxi (Lucy)||Direct measurement of placental blood flow by ultrasound||Burns|
|Wednesday, December 20||Othman, Kamal||Identifying signaling pathways associated with the misregulation of Numb isoform expression in cancer||McGlade|
|Hawley, James||Epigenomic heterogeneity in leukemia||Lupien|
|Wednesday, January 03||Mahendralingam, Mathepan||
Metabolic vulnerabilities of the mammary epithelial subsets
|Ivanochko, Danton||Structural and functional elucidation of the PRDM protein family||Arrowsmith|
|Tuesday, January 9||Yang, Jing||Array-based Dual Frequency Ultrasound Imaging for Acoustic Angiography||Demore|
Investigating ultrasound mediated vascular disruption in tumors
|Wednesday, January 10||Ladumor, Yagnesh||Investigating the Role of Vitamin D Receptor in Metastatic Neuroblastoma||Irwin|
|Poon, Stephanie||Characterizing the role of carcinoma-associated fibroblasts in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell invasion||Ailles|
|Wednesday, January 17||Psarianos, Pamela||The Regulation of Metabolism in the Reversal of Radiation Fibrosis||Liu|
Improving our understanding of the in vivo effects of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) on the perivascular microenvironment of pancreatic tumors
|Wednesday, January 24||Su, Peiran||
Functional genomic screening with lung cancer patient-derived xenograft models
Modeling the development of human ventricular cardiomyocyte lineages using human embryonic stem cells