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

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

Date PresenterPositionSupervisorTitle
September 14, 2018Orientation
September 21, 2018Jannik DonnerPost DocDao NguyenNovel genomics approaches to advance the understanding of Pseudomonas
aeruginosa pathogenicity in chronic CF lung disease
September 28, 2018Julia ChronopoulosGrad PhDJames Martin &
Maziar Divangahi
Immunity to influenza A virus infection during pregnancy
October 5, 2018Nafiseh NaderiGrad MScJean Bourbeau &
Carolyn Baglole
From the clinic to the laboratory: azithromycin for prevention
of COPD exacerbations
October 12, 2018Alexandre MeliPost DocIrah KingBcl6 expression by CD4+ T cells establishes concomitant immunity
to helminth infection
October 19, 2018Hualin ZhangGrad PhDIrah KingCD109 restrains the activation of IL-17 producing γδT cells by
skin commensal microbiota
October 26, 2018Casey CohenGrad MScBruce MazerEvaluating new strategies towards reducing allergenicity of peanut
November 2, 2018Yue LiPost DocIrah KingDissecting mechanism by which intestinal macrophages maintain disease
tolerance during helminth infection
November 9, 2018Mariana AsslanGrad PhDSimon RousseauTargeting TLRs signaling pathways as a potential therapeutic for
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
November 16, 2018Suurya KrishnanGrad MScJean Bourbeau /
Carolyn Baglole /
Simon Rousseau
Using respiratory physiology and disease markers as predictors of averse
cardiovascular outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
November 23, 2018Eva KaufmannPost DocMaziar DivangahiHarnessing the Power of Stem Cells via BCG: An Innovative Approach
in TB Vaccine Development
November 30, 2018Robert DziarmagaGrad MScBruce MazerAge- and sex-mediated immune differences in kidney transplant recipients
December 7, 2018Wendy ZhaoGrad MScBruce MazerElucidating the Role of IgG4 in Milk Oral Immunotherapy
NO WIPHappy Holidays and Happy New Year!
January 11, 2019Barbara PolesePost DocIrah KingThe impact of PGE2 on IL-17 production by gdT cells and skin inflammation
January 18, 2019

Wided AkikGrad PhDLarry LandsMechanisms Underlying Corticosteroid Insensitivity Induction by Interleukin-17A
in Bronchial Epithelial Cells
January 25, 2019CancelledCIHR Info session
February 1, 2019Eisha AhmedGrad PhDBruce MazerSystems biology approach to understanding IL-10 gene regulation in B cells
February 8, 2018Guest Speaker (Dr.
Takehiko Yokomizo)
New subsets of macrophages and dendritic cells defined by the expression
of leukotriene B4 receptor, BLT1
February 15, 2019Lisa HennemannGrad MScDao NguyenUnderstanding how pathoadaption of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis
alters host-microbe interactions in the airway epithelium
February 22, 2019Niusha KhazaeiGrad MScJames MartinThe role of CD4 T cell-derived HB-EGF in airway remodeling in a murine allergic
asthma model
March 1, 2019Lydia LabrieGrad MScElizabeth FixmanSex Differences in Combined RSV/HDM Allergic Airway Models
March 8, 2019NO WIPMcGill Study Break
March 15, 2019Joshua TrivlidisGrad MScCarolyn Baglole /
Ilan Azuelos
The implications of HuR in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
March 22, 2019Marilena GentileGrad PhDIrah KingCirculating Natural Killer cells dominate the innate lymphoid response during
the invasive stage of enteric helminth infection
March 29, 2019Salyan BhattaraiPost DocBasil PetrofBone-marrow Derived Macrophage (BMDM) in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
April 5, 2019Yumiko IshiiPost DocJames MartinMechanisms of emphysema in mice deficient in leukotriene C4 synthase
April 12, 2019Raphieal NewboldGrad MScJohn Kimoff /
Sushmita Pamidi
Maternal Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Impact on Glycemic Control
in Gestational Diabetes
April 19, 2019NO WIPEaster
April 26, 2019Dorival MartinsPost DocDao NguyenCyclopropanated fatty acids drive antibiotic tolerance in stationary phase
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
May 3, 2019Utako FujiiiPost DocJames MartinThe role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in chlorine induced airway dysfunction
May 10, 2019ATS POSTER REHEARSAL – EM1.3509
May 17, 2019 NO WIP ATS Meeting
May 24, 2019 NO WIP ATS Meeting
May 31, 2019 NO WIP Wiselberg Seminar
June 7, 2019Qian LiGrad PhDBasil PetrofNew insights into macrophage dynamics in the mouse diaphragm
June 14, 2019Emily NakadaPost DocJames MartinPGE2 and the Unfolded Protein Response:
Exploring Two Novel Targets in a Chlorine-Induced Model of Asthma