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

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

September 14, 2018Orientation
September 21, 2018Jannik DonnerPostDocDao Nguyenovel genomics approaches to advance the understanding of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity in chronic CF lung disease
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 DivangahiImmunity to influenza A virus infection during pregnancy
October 5, 2018Nafiseh NaderiGrad MScJean Bourbeau / Carolyn BagloleFrom 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 RousseauUsing 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 Mazer 
 NO WIP  Happy 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, 2019Cancelled  CIHR 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 Ypkomizo)  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 WIP  McGill Study Break   
March 15, 2019Joshua TrivlidisGrad MScCarolyn Baglole / Ilan AzuelosThe implications of HuR in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 
March 22, 2019Marilena GentileGrad PhDIrah King 
March 29, 2019Salyan BhattaraiPost DocBasil Petrof 
April 5, 2019Yumiko IshiiPost DocJames Martin 
April 12, 2019

Raphieal Newbold

Grad MScJohn Kimoff/Susmita Pamidi 
April 19, 2019NO WIP  Easter
April 26, 2019Dorival MartinsPost DocDao Nguyen 
May 3, 2019Utako FujiiiPost DocJames Martin 
May 10, 2019Nargis KhanPost Doc Maziar Divangahi  
May 17, 2019NO WIP  ATS Meeting
May 24, 2019NO WIP  ATS Meeting
May 31, 2019NO WIP   Wiselberg Seminar
June 7, 2019Yousif Al-AmmarGrad MScSimon Rousseau 
June 14, 2019Emily NakadaPost DocJames Martin