2019/20 Events


PhD Exit Seminars: Andrew Alexander and Franco LiZoom 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 […] PhD Exit Seminars: Andrew Alexander and Franco Li


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 […] BMBDG Seminar – Eve Tremblay


PhD Exit Seminars: Nathanael Caveney and Sean WorkmanZoom 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 PhD Exit Seminars: Nathanael Caveney and Sean Workman


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 Sean Workman – 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 Nathanael Caveney – Doctoral Exam


John William Young – Doctoral Exam“Exploring the Interactome of the Bacterial Sec Translocon, ” by John Young, doctoral candidate, Duong Lab, UBC. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 12:30 in LSC 1416, 2350 Health Science Mall John William Young – Doctoral Exam


Catherine Wang – Doctoral Exam“Structural Insights into Calmodulin Regulation and Dysregulation of the L-Type Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel,” by Catherine Wang, doctoral candidate, Van Petegem Lab, UBC. Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:30, Room 200, Graduate Student Centre 6371 Crescent Road Catherine Wang – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminars – Nicolas Coutin and John Young“Method Development for High Throughput Biology,” by Nicolas Coutin, doctoral candidate, Corey Nislow Lab, UBC Abstract: Living things are made from thousands of individual, interacting pieces. To understand these systems, we will need to study many or all the pieces at once. To study biology this way, we will need tools that consider the whole […] BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminars – Nicolas Coutin and John Young


BMBDG Seminar – Steven Rutherford – CancelledCancelled: “New modalities for interfering with outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria,”  by Steven Rutherford, Senior Scientist, Infectious Diseases, Genentech. Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a global health threat and new strategies are needed to combat them. However, the discovery of novel antibiotics to treat infections by Gram-negative bacteria has been thwarted by the outer membrane, […] BMBDG Seminar – Steven Rutherford – Cancelled


BMBDG Seminars – Poul Sorensen“Tumor cells highjack diverse cellular  processes to maintain redox balance”, by Poul Sorensen, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Distinguished Scientist, BC Cancer Research Centre Johal Chair in Childhood Cancer Research, UBC. In aggressive sarcomas such as Ewing sarcoma (EwS) and osteosarcoma (OS), the single-most powerful predictor of poor outcome is metastatic disease, […] BMBDG Seminars – Poul Sorensen