2020 Astell Award Laureates

2020 Astell Award Laureates

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology proudly presents the 2020 Astell Award Laureates for their contributions in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion              

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Brian Caffrey

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Brian Caffrey

“Three-Dimensional Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Molecular and Cellular Structures,” by Brian Caffrey, Candidate Subramaniam Lab. Abstract: Unravelling the complex spatial arrangement of networks and interfaces between proteins, cells and tissues is fundamental to our understanding of healthy and pathological processes. Therefore, a three-dimensional ultrastructural understanding of this arrangement is key to developing modern […]

BMB Research Seminar – Dr. Natalie Strynadka

BMB Research Seminar – Dr. Natalie Strynadka

  2020 Astell Award – Presentation to Katie Gyte and Laura Meleady. Join us for the presentation of the 2020 Astell Award for trainee activities promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The short award presentation will be followed by the BMB research seminar. “Structure-guided antimicrobial discovery using a hybrid atomic toolbox,”by Dr. Natalie Strynadka, Professor, […]

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Dorothy Majewski

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Dorothy Majewski

“Structural Characterization of the Bacterial Injectisome,” by Dorothy Majewski, PhD Candidate, Strynadka Lab. Abstract: The injectisome is a syringe-like protein complex essential for the virulence of many Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. As a potential target for drug and vaccine design, studies to elucidate its structure have been ongoing over the past two decades. Two components of […]

Jasmine Li- Brubacher – Defended MSc Thesis

Jasmine Li- Brubacher – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations Jasmine! On June 23rd, 2020 Jasmine Li-Brubacher successfully defended her thesis, “A Study in Understanding and Inhibiting Stop-Go Translation in the Dicistrovirus Cricket Paralysis Virus”.  Jasmine have been training in Eric Jan’s Lab.

PhD Exit Seminars: Andrew Alexander and Franco Li

PhD Exit Seminars: Andrew Alexander and Franco Li

Zoom Presentations – Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm Andrew Alexander – “Understanding Staphylococcus aureus β-lactam resistance: a structural investigation.” Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections increase mortality and morbidity worldwide, threatening public health. MRSA is resistant to many classes of antibiotics including the most commonly prescribed β-lactam antibiotic class, making treatment of infections difficult. In […]

BMBDG Seminar – Eve Tremblay

BMBDG Seminar – Eve Tremblay

“Studying the roles of dark microglia in aging and neurodegenerative diseases via cutting-edge electron microscopy,” presentation by Dr. Eve Tremblay, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition, Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria. Abstract: Microglia, which are the brain immune cells, were shown over the last decade to play […]

PhD Exit Seminars: Nathanael Caveney and Sean Workman

PhD Exit Seminars: Nathanael Caveney and Sean Workman

Zoom Presentations – Monday, June 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm. Nathanael Caveney – “Structural insights into the activity and modulation of bacterial peptidoglycan synthases.”               Sean Workman – “A slippery scaffold: structural insights into bacterial cell wall carrier lipid metabolism.” Hosted by Dr. Natalie Strynadka

Sean Workman – Doctoral Exam

Sean Workman – Doctoral Exam

“Structural and Functional Characterizational  of Enzymens Central to Bacterial Carrier Lipid Synthesis and Recycling, ” by Sean Workman, Doctoral Candidate, Strynadka Lab Virtual Exam: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12:30

Nathanael Caveney – Doctoral Exam

Nathanael Caveney – Doctoral Exam

“Structural insights into the Modulation of Bacterial Peptidoglycan Synthase Activity”, by Nathanael Caveney, Doctoral Candidate, Strynadka Lab. Virtual Doctoral Exam  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:30