2021 – 2022 Schedule – Mondays 9am-10am
A weekly work-in-progress provides trainees with the opportunity to present their research results, develop communication skills, and receive feedback from colleagues.

Friday September 3, 2021Orientation for new staff and trainees
Monday, September 6, 2021NO WIP – LABOR DAY
Monday, September 13, 2021NO WIP – CIHR GRANT APPLICATIONS
Monday, September 20, 2021NO WIP
Monday September 27, 2021MEAKINS SEMINAR
Monday October 4, 2021Shao TaoGrad PhDBruce MazerThe role of B-cell PlexinB2 in germinal center reaction
Monday October 11, 2021NO WIP – THANSKGIVING
Monday October 18, 2021Susan WestfallPost DocIrah KingHelminth-induced IFNg Remodels the Intestinal Epithelium to Weaken Host Resistance
Monday October 25, 2021 MEAKINS SEMINAR
Monday November 1, 2021Alaa MoamerPost DocSabah HussainMYTHO: A novel regulator of skeletal muscle mass & autophagy
Monday November 8, 2021Motahareh VameghestahbanatiGrad PhDQutayba Hamid / Benjamin SmithThe magic airway tree: dysanapsis and disease susceptibility in the 21st century
Monday November 15, 2021Eszter FarkasGrad MScDao NguyenDiscovery of new antibiotics in Canadian High Arctic bacteria
Monday November 22, 2021MEAKINS SEMINAR
Monday November 29, 2021Alexandre GrantGrad MScMaziar Divangahi Investigating Mechanisms of β-glucan-induced Trained Immunity
Monday December 6, 2021Marwa El SheikhGrad MScSalman QureshiGenetic Regulation of the Host Immune Response to Cryptococcus neoformans Infection
Monday December 13, 2021Matheus SchultzGrad MScAnne-Marie LauzonExploring the effects of Caldesmon on smooth muscle molecular force generation using Star-Trek technology
Monday, January 17, 2022Paola Rojas GutierrezPost DocLarry LandsDevelopment of Aerosolized Lipid Nanoparticles for mRNA correction of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR)
Monday January 24, 2022Terek BeenGrad MScCarolyn BagloleWhy It’s not Cool to JUUL
Monday January 31, 2022Lydia LabrieGrad PhDElizabeth Fixman / Brian WardCharacterizing early-life RSV infection-mediated enhancement of Type 2 allergic lung inflammation
Monday February 7, 2022NO WIP – RI-MUHC STAT DAY
Monday February 14, 2022NO WIP
Monday February 21, 2022Eisha AhmedGrad PhD Bruce MazerFrom B cell to Breg: Investigating the mechanisms of CpG-mediated IL-10 induction in B cells
Monday February 28, 2022NO WIP – SPRING BREAK!
Monday March 14, 2022Kelly KwongGrad PhDDao NguyenPseudomonas aeruginosa evasion of neutrophil antibacterial functions in early Cystic Fibrosis lung infection 
Monday March 21, 2022Shradha WaliPost DocMaziar DivangahiInvestigating lung damage and repair mechanisms in respiratory viral infections
Monday March 28, 2022MEAKINS SEMINAR
Monday April 4, 2022NO WIP
Monday April 11, 2022Orsolya LapohosGrad PhDAmin Emad / Gregory FonsecaReconstructing transcriptional regulatory networks driving macrophage polarization
Monday April 18, 2022NO WIP – EASTER
Monday April 25, 2022MEAKINS SEMINAR
Monday May 2, 2022Arina MorozanGrad MScJames Martin / Inès ColmegnaThe Hypochlorous Acid Mouse Model Does Not Recapitulate Key Features of Systemic Sclerosis
Monday May 9, 2022NO WIP
Monday May 16, 2022NO WIP – ATS CONFERENCE
Monday May 23, 2022NO WIP – VICTORIA DAY
Monday May 30, 2022MEAKINS SEMINAR
Monday June 6, 2022Zahraa HaidarPost DocCarolyn BagloleTBD
Monday June 13, 2022Quazi Sufia IslamGrad PhDCarolyn BagloleTBD
Monday June 20, 2022Farah Al-HudaGrad MSc Larry LandsTBD