meakins christie laboratories logoA weekly work-in-progress provides trainees with the opportunity to present their research results, develop communication skills, and receive feedback from colleagues.

WIP Guidelines
2017-2018 Schedule – Date and Time: Fridays 9am-10am
Room: EM1.3509 Classroom unless otherwise advertised


Date  Presenter Position Supervisor Title
Sept 15, 2017 Jean-Philippe Gaudet-Leduc Grad PhD Sabah Hussain The impact of Parkin overexpression in young and old skeletal muscle
Sept 22, 2017 Vanessa Moarbes Grad PhD Becky Fixman Effect of STAT6  on IL-33 mediated eosinophil activation, IL-13 production, and subsequent macrophage polarization in a murine allergy model
Sept 29, 2017 Dorival Martins Post Doc Dao Nguyen Superoxide dismutases modulate membrane permeability and multidrug tolerance in stationary phase Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Oct 6, 2017 Raquel Farias Grad MSc Jean Bourbeau Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease categorization using cardiovascular risk and levels of inflammatory mediators: a way towards more personalized care
Oct 13, 2017 Adamo Donovan Grad MSc Benjamin Smith The Diaphragm in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Oct 20, 2017 John Lin Grad MSc Simon Rousseau IL-6 Trans-Signalling in Cystic Fibrosis
Oct 27, 2017 Toby McGovern Post Doc James Martin The amazing epithelial cell trying to be a macrophage
Nov 3, 2017 NO WIP – MI4 meeting  
Nov 10, 2017 Marieme Dembele Grad PhD Bruce Mazer Immunomodulatory properties of Regulatory T cells Epitopes (Tregitopes) in Asthma
Nov 17, 2017 Jeffrey Downey Grad PhD Maziar Divangahi Cyclophilin D as a novel regulator of host tolerance to Influenza A Virus infection
Nov 24, 2017 Alexander Willms
Grad MSc Sabah Hussain Evaluating the impact of chronic tobacco smoke exposure on the diaphragm neuromuscular junction and motor unit remodeling in a smoking mouse model
Dec 1, 2017 Perrine Bartolotti Post Doc Carolyn Baglole/
Simon Rousseau
Role of the Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor in chronic respiratory infection with P. aeruginosa 
Dec 8, 2017 Leora Simon Grad MSc James Martin The role of cysteinyl leukotriene receptors in chlorine mediated irritant asthma
  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Jan 19, 2018 Maha Alaqeeli Grad MSc Sabah Hussain Regulation of angiogenesis by micro RNA and long non-coding RNAs
Jan 26, 2018 Hussein Traboulsi PDF Carolyn Baglole Aryl  hydrocarbon receptor orchestrates macrophage polarisation
Feb 2, 2018 Shao Tao Grad PhD Bruce Mazer The Effect of Fenretinide on B Cell Development
Feb 9, 2018 Zsombor Balassy Grad MSc Anne-Marie Lauzon Role of Regulatory Proteins in the Latch-State
Feb 16, 2018 Erwan Pernet Post Doc Maziar Divangahi Leukotriene B4 – Type I Interferon axis regulates macrophage-mediated disease-tolerance to influenza infection
Feb 23, 2018 Postponed      
Mar 2, 2018 Emmanuel Faure Post Doc Dao Nguyen / Simon Rousseau Pseudomonas aeruginosa Intracellular persistence in cystic fibrosis airway epithelial cells
Mar 9, 2018 McGill Study Break   
Mar 16, 2018 No WIP – 20th Annual Meakins-Christie Workshop   
Mar 23, 2018 Open Date      
Mar 30, 2018 No WIP – Easter      
April 6, 2018 Joyce Jang Grad MSc James Martin Phenotypic Effects of Airway Smooth Muscle – T cell Interaction 
April 13, 2018 Noof Aloufi Grad MSc Carolyn Baglole Human antigen R (HuR) regulates cigarette smoke-induced inflammation: Implications for COPD
April 20, 2018 Nargis Khan Post Doc Maziar Divangahi Mitochondrial Cyclophilin-D Regulates T Cell Metabolic Responses and Host Tolerance to Tuberculosis
April 27, 2018 TBA      
May 4, 2018 Kelly Kwong Grad PhD Dao Nguyen/Simon Rousseau  Pseudomonas aeruginosa evasion of neutrophil phagocytosis and bacterial clearance in early cystic fibrosis lung infection 
May 11, 2018 Mikaela Eng Grad MSc Arnold Kristof  Effect of Amino acid Restriction on Macrophage Survival and Metabolic Programs
May 18, 2018 ATS Meeting      
May 25, 2018 ATS Meeting       
June 1, 2018 Lin Liu Post Doc Dao Nguyen  Development and validation of a Multiplex qPCR Assay to identify and quantify Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacterial Load in Sputum of Cystic Fibrosis Patients 
June 8, 2018 Salyan Bhattarai Post Doc Basil Petrof  Altered Phenotype of Bone-Marrow Derived Macrophages in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mice at Muscle-Necrotic phase
June 15, 2018 Yumiko Ishii Post Doc James Martin  Mechanisms of emphysema in mice deficient in leukotriene C4 synthase