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WIP Guidelines
2018-2019 Schedule – Date and Time: Fridays 9am-10am
Room: EM1.3509 Classroom unless otherwise advertised


Date  Presenter Position Supervisor Title
September 14, 2018 Orientation      
September 21, 2018 Jannik Donner Post Doc Dao Nguyen Novel genomics approaches to advance the understanding of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity in chronic CF lung disease
September 28, 2018 Julia Chronopoulos Grad PhD James Martin / Maziar Divangahi Immunity to influenza A virus infection during pregnancy
October 5, 2018 Nafiseh Naderi Grad MSc Jean Bourbeau / Carolyn Baglole From the clinic to the laboratory: azithromycin for prevention of COPD exacerbations
October 12, 2018 Alexandre Meli Post Doc Irah King Bcl6 expression by CD4+ T cells establishes concomitant immunity to helminth infection
October 19, 2018 Hualin Zhang Grad PhD Irah King CD109 restrains the activation of IL-17 producing γδT cells by skin commensal microbiota
October 26, 2018 Casey Cohen Grad MSc Bruce Mazer Evaluating new strategies towards reducing allergenicity of peanut
November 2, 2018 Yue Li Post Doc Irah King Dissecting mechanism by which intestinal macrophages maintain disease tolerance during helminth infection
November 9, 2018 Mariana Asslan Grad PhD Simon Rousseau Targeting TLRs signaling pathways as a potential therapeutic for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
November 16, 2018 Suurya Krishnan Grad MSc Jean Bourbeau / Carolyn Baglole / Simon Rousseau Using respiratory physiology and disease markers as predictors of averse cardiovascular outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
November 23, 2018 Eva Kaufmann Post Doc Maziar Divangahi Harnessing the Power of Stem Cells via BCG:  An Innovative Approach in TB Vaccine Development
November 30, 2018 Robert Dziarmaga Grad MSc Bruce Mazer Age- and sex-mediated immune differences in kidney transplant recipients
December 7, 2018 Wendy Zhao Grad MSc Bruce Mazer  
  NO WIP     Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
January 11, 2019 Barbara Polese Post Doc Irah King The impact of PGE2 on IL-17 production by gdT cells and skin inflammation
January 18, 2019


Wided Akik Grad PhD Larry Lands Mechanisms Underlying Corticosteroid Insensitivity Induction by Interleukin-17A in Bronchial Epithelial Cells 
January 25, 2019 Cancelled     CIHR Info session
February 1, 2019 Eisha Ahmed Grad PhD Bruce Mazer  
February 8, 2018 Guest Speaker ( Dr. Takehiko Ypkomizo)     New subsets of macrophages and dendritic cells defined by the expression of leukotriene B4 receptor, BLT1
February 15, 2019 Lisa Hennemann Grad MSc Dao Nguyen  
February 22, 2019 Niusha Khazaei Grad MSc James Martin  
March 1, 2019 Lydia Labrie Grad MSc Elizabeth Fixman  
March 8, 2019 NO WIP     McGill Study Break   
March 15, 2019 Joshua Trivlidis Grad MSc Carolyn Baglole / Ilan Azuelos  
March 22, 2019 Hussein Traboulsi Post Doc Carolyn Baglole  
March 29, 2019 Salyan Bhattarai Post Doc Basil Petrof  
April 5, 2019 Utako Fujii Post Doc James Martin  
April 12, 2019

Raphieal Newbold

Grad MSc John Kimoff/Susmita Pamidi  
April 19, 2019 NO WIP     Easter
April 26, 2019 Kelly Kwong Grad PhD Dao Nguyen  
May 3, 2019 Yumiko Ishii Post Doc James Martin  
May 10, 2019 Nargis Khan Post Doc  Maziar Divangahi   
May 17, 2019 NO WIP     ATS Meeting
May 24, 2019 NO WIP     ATS Meeting
May 31, 2019 Qian Li Grad PhD Basil Petrof  
June 7, 2019 Yousif Al-Ammar Grad MSc Simon Rousseau  
June 14, 2019 Emily Nakada Post Doc James Martin