2018/19 Seminars + Events


Parker Jobin – Doctoral Exam“Moonlighting tRNA synthetases as extracellular targets of matrix metalloproteinases, ” by Parker Jobin, MD/PhD Candidate, Overall Lab. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9:00 am in Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road.     Parker Jobin – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar – Lawrence Kazak“Adipocyte Control of Energy Balance” by Lawrence Kazak, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre The obesity pandemic has precipitated a steep rise in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many cancers. Globally, 40% of adults are overweight and 15% are obese. Obesity occurs […] BMBDG Seminar – Lawrence Kazak


BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar Jacob Brockerman“Characterizing a Peculiar Mutant of T4 Lysozyme”, by Jacob Brockerman, PhD Candidate, McIntosh Lab. T4 phage lysozyme (T4L) is an enzyme that cleaves bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan. Remarkably, the single substitution of the active site Thr26 to a His (T26H) converts T4L from an inverting to a retaining glycoside hydrolase with transglycosylase activity. It has […] BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar Jacob Brockerman


BMBDG PhD Exit Seminar – Tamiza Nanji“Characterizing the assembly and molecular interactions of the fission yeast Atg1 autophagy regulatory complex”,  by Tamiza Nanji, PhD Candidate, Yip Lab. Abstract: Macroautophagy, often referred to as autophagy, is a non-selective degradation mechanism used by eukaryotic cells to recycle cytoplasmic material and maintain homeostasis. Upregulated under starvation to generate molecular building blocks for ongoing cellular […] BMBDG PhD Exit Seminar – Tamiza Nanji


BMBDG Seminar – Karen Wing Yee Yuen“Epigenetic Control in Chromosome Segregation: @ Centromere and Sister Chromatid Cohesion”, by Karen Wing Yee Yuen, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences , University of Hong Kong. Each chromosome must segregate equally to the two daughter cells in every cell cycle. Errors in chromosome segregation can lead to aneuploidy in cancers and chromosome abnormality disorders. […] BMBDG Seminar – Karen Wing Yee Yuen


Tamiza Nanji – Doctoral Exam“Characterizing the assembly and molecular interactions of the fission yeast Atg1 autophagy regulatory complex,” by Tamiza Nanji, Candidate Yip Lab. Abstract: Macroautophagy, often referred to as autophagy, is a non-selective degradation mechanism used by eukaryotic cells to recycle cytoplasmic material and maintain homeostasis. Upregulated under starvation to generate molecular building blocks for ongoing cellular processes, […] Tamiza Nanji – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar – Sriram Subramaniam“Cryo-EM and integrative structural biology, ” by Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm, LSC #3 Host: Dr. Leoanard Foster BMBDG Seminar – Sriram Subramaniam


BMBDG Seminar – Robert T. Dirksen“Role of Orai1-dependent Ca2+ Entry in Muscle Adaptation to Exercise and Tubular Aggregate Myopathy,” by Robert T. Dirksen, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. Poster Monday, January 28, 2019, 3:00 pm in LSC#3 Host: Dr. Filip Van Petegem   BMBDG Seminar – Robert T. Dirksen


Steve Hur – Doctoral Exam“The Roles of Fibrinolysis in Regulating Coagulation Factor XIII,” by Steve Hur, Candidate in Kastrup Lab. Abstract: Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase enzyme that is activated at the end of the coagulation cascade. Activated FXIII (FXIIIa) stabilizes the blood clot from premature lysis by covalently crosslinking fibrin molecules to itself and to other […] Steve Hur – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Steve HurThe roles of fibrinolysis in regulating coagulation factor XIII”, by Steve Hur, PhD Candidate,  Kastrup Lab. Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase enzyme that is activated at the end of the coagulation cascade. Activated FXIII (FXIIIa) stabilizes the blood clot from premature lysis by covalently crosslinking fibrin molecules to itself and to other anti-fibrinolytic […] BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Steve Hur