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2024 RESP Research Day Poster and Oral Winners

The 33rd Respiratory Research Day featured 52 oral and poster presentations. Thank you to all our participants for attending and presenting your research projects.

The winners for best oral presentation were:

Sophia Goldman
MSc student with Dao Nguyen
Pseudomonas aeruginosa evasion of neutrophil-mediated clearance in persistent Cystic Fibrosis infections

Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer
Resident with Nicole Ezer, Emily McDonald, Todd Lee
Development of a clinical risk score for the prediction of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in hospitalized patients

Matheus Schultz
PhD student with Anne-Marie Lauzon
Holding It Together: Investigating h-Caldesmon’s Impact on Smooth Muscle Efficient Force Maintenance

The winners for best poster presentation were:

Kriti Agarwal
PhD student with Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
Recruitment, Retention, and Adverse Events in Long-COVID Virtual Rehabilitation Trial

Vincenza Caruana
PhD student with Carolyn Baglole
Evaluating the Atherosclerotic Effects of a Chronic E-Cigarette Exposure in a Hyperlipidemic Mouse Model

Bavanitha Thurairajah
PhD student with Irah King
Investigating gut microbiota determinants of IL-17-producing γδ T cells during early life

Susan Westfall
Postdoctoral fellow with Irah King
A type I immune-stromal cell network mediates disease tolerance and barrier protection against intestinal infection

Elizabeth Lapshina
MSc student with Maziar Divangahi
The crosstalk between the peritoneal cavity and bone marrow in β-glucan-induced trained immunity

Kristina Nikolaou
MSc student with Maziar Divangahi
The mystery of the BCG vaccine in protection against SARS-CoV-2