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

2016-2017 Schedule
Date and Time: Fridays 9am-10am
Room: EM1.3509 Classroom unless otherwise advertised

Date  Presenter Position Supervisor Title
Sept 2, 2016
Di Xue PhD Bruce Mazer B-cell microvesicles suppress eosinophil growth
Sept 9, 2016
RI-MUHC Career Day
Sept 16, 2016
GRAPHOS Workshop
Sept 23, 2016
GRAPHOS Workshop
Sept 30, 2016
Laura Mendonca MSc Maziar Divangahi Cracking the Macrophage Code to Immunity in TB:
Ontogeny and Metabolism
Oct 7, 2016
Vita Sonjak PhD Russell Hepple The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in
aging skeletal muscle in women 
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Vanessa Moarbes PhD Becky Fixman CANCELLED
Oct 28, 2016        CANCELLED
Nov 4, 2016
Jeffrey Downey  PhD Maziar Divangahi Pulmonary macrophages mediate host defence and
tolerance in immunity to Influenza A virus infection
Nov 11, 2016
Yana Konokhova  PhD Russell Hepple Impaired skeletal muscle mitochondrial plasticity in
response to endurance exercise training in COPD patients
Nov 18, 2016
Leora Simon  MSc James Martin The role of cystienyl leukotriene receptors 1 and 2
in chlorine mediated irritant induced asthma
Nov 25, 2016
Bahar Torabi MSc Bruce Mazer The Role of Regulatory B cells in Milk Oral Immunotherapy
Dec 2, 2016
Soojin Lee PhD Becky Fixman Selective targeting of STAT6 at antigen priming reduces
OX40L and Th2-biased airway inflammatory responses
Dec 9, 2016
Naoki Ikiri PDF Hamid/Baglole The long non-coding RNA NEAT1 promotes IL-8
expression in response to cigarette smoke 
Jan 13, 2017
Mellissa Gaudet MSc Simon Rousseau Searching for new virulence factors in Pseudomonas
clinical isolates
Jan 20, 2017
Isabelle Meunier  PDF  Maziar Divangahi  The tale of Type I IFN in Zika virus infection
Jan 27, 2017
Necola Guerrina PhD Carolyn Baglole  The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) suppresses cigarette smoke-
induced emphysema in association with dysregulated autophagy
Feb 3, 2017 Noof Aloufi MSc  Carolyn Baglole  Human Antigen R (HuR) regulates Cigarette Smoke-
induced inflammation: Implications in COPD 

Feb 10, 2017 Anthony Ajua PDF  Bruce Mazer  Effects of IL-17A & Corticosteriods on Sema4C Expression
& Regulatory B-cell Development
Feb 17, 2017
Zsombor Balassy MSc  Anne-Marie Lauzon  Molecular Mechanics of the Myosin-Actin 
Interaction in the Latch-State ROOM EM3.2225
Feb 24, 2017
Swati Pareek MSc  Carolyn Baglole  RelB Regulation of Cigarette Smoke-Induced
Pulmonary Inflammation ROOM EM3.2225
Mar 3, 2017
No WIP – McGill Study Break
Mar 10, 2017
Nikolay Moroz PDF Sabah Hussain Ventilator-Induced Diaphragm Dysfunction (VIDD):
Role of Reactive Oxygen Species
Mar 17, 2017
Shao Tao PhD  Bruce Mazer  B Cells and Semaphorin 4C
Mar 24, 2017 Special Seminar      
Mar 31, 2017 Kelly Kwong MSc  Dao Nguyen  Bacterial-host interaction and their impacts on the eradication
of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients
Apr 7, 2017 Eva Kaufmann PDF  Maziar Divangahi  Education of stem cells by BCG:  A novel approach in
TB vaccine development
Apr 14, 2017 No Meeting – Easter
Apr 21, 2017 Aparna Dintakurti MSc Larry Lands Macrophage Differentiation and Responsiveness to
Corticosteroids in Severe Asthma
Apr 28, 2017 SPECIAL SEMINAR      
May 5, 2017 Alexandre Haddad MSc  Mara Ludwig/Qutayba Hamid  Neutrophils and airway remodeling in severe asthma
May 12, 2017 Nargis Khan PDF  Maziar Divangahi  The impact of the microbiota in shaping host defense
against tuberculosis
May 19, 2017 No WIP – ATS
May 26, 2017 No WIP – ATS      
June 2, 2017 Daniel Aintabi MSc Larry Lands The Impact of Physical Activity on Lung Function
in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
June 9, 2017 Haya Al-Dossari PhD  Becky Fixman Effect of STAT6 on IL-33-induced acute airway inflammation and
dendritic cell activation and migration in a murine allergy model
June 16, 2017 Rola Hamed MSc Larry Lands  Differential regulation of stimulated Interleukin-8 and
Eotaxin 3 by Interleukin-17a