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Work-in-Progress

2023-2024 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. Our WIP presentation schedule is changing starting January 16th, 2023. In order to give more students an opportunity to present during the year, there will be two presentations on each designated Monday. Each presentation will last 20 minutes maximum, followed by a 10-minute question period.

2023PRESENTER 1TITLEPRESENTER 2TITLE
September 11ORIENTATION FOR NEW STAFF and STUDENTS
September 13NO WIP: CIHR GRANT APPLICATIONS
September 18SARA TEIMOURI NEZHAD
MSc Grad Student
Bruce Mazer / Maziar Divangahi
Mitigation of type 2 airway inflammation using B-cell derived extracellular vesicles.JORDI CHAFFER
MSc Grad Student
Sabah Hussain
MTHO: A novel regulator of myogenesis.
September 25SOPHIA GOLDMAN
MSc Grad Student
Dao Nguyen
Pseudomonas aeruginosa evasion of neutrophil-mediated clearance in Persistent Cystic Fibrosis infections.SAHAR MIKAEELI
PhD Grad Student
Simon Rousseau / Jean Bourbeau
POSTPONED to February 19, 2024
October 9NO WIP: THANKSGIVING
October 16ELSA SAKR
MSc Grad Student
Bruce Mazer
Assessing antibody responses to booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines against the XBB.1.5 variant.EISHA AHMED
PhD Grad Student
Bruce Mazer
From B-cell to Breg: Intrinsic differences between B-cell subsets affect IL-10 competence.
October 23PATRICK GREISS
PhD Grad Student
Carolyn Baglole
The effect of cannabis terpenes on the innate immune response in the lungs.KIM TRAN
PhD Grad Student
Maziar Divangahi
The cross-protection of BCG vaccination in influenza infection: A role for T cells in trained immunity.
October 30LYDIA LABRIE
PhD Grad Student
Elizabeth Fixman /
Brian Ward
Sex and Sex Hormone-Dependent Modulation of Allergen-Induced Type 2 Immunity Following Early-Life RSV Infection.
Open Presentation Slot
October 30
1:30-2:30pm
SPECIAL RESP SEMINAR SPEAKER
November 6WENDY ZHAO
PhD Grad Student
Bruce Maze
Project Mouse Tracker: Quantifying mouse characteristics during anaphylaxis.Open Presentation Slot
November 13BAVANITHA THURAIRAJAH
PhD Grad Student
Irah King
Understanding the role of the microbiota in regulating early-life intestinal gd17 responses.JU JING TAN
PostDoc Fellow
James Martin / Ryszard Grygorczyk
The Role of Extracellular ATP and P2X7 Receptor in the Pathogenesis of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury.
November 20ESZTER FARKAS
PhD Grad Student
Dao Nguyen
Production of antibiotics by Canadian High Arctic bacteria.DIVYA TATA
MSc Grad student
Larry Lands
Development of Lipid Nanoparticles for the Delivery of ENaC Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.
November 27NO WIP: PhD Defence
December 4RESP SEMINAR SPEAKER
December 11WIDED AKIK
PhD Grad Student
Larry Lands
Synergistic Implications of IL-17A in the Modulation of Neutrophilic Airway Inflammation by Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells.QUAZI SUFIA ISLAM
PhD Grad Student
Carolyn Baglole
The role of HuR in IPF pathogenesis.
NO WIP: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
2024
January 15SUSAN WESTFALL
PostDoc Fellow
Irah King
Microbiota-dependent IFNy production by CD8 T cells triggers smooth muscle to protect against intestinal infection.NICHOLAS VONNIESSEN
PhD Grad Student
Bruce Mazer
Evaluating the Regulatory Response of Mucosal and Peripheral B cells to Stimulation with Germinal Center Cytokines.
January 22JACKIE RICH
PhD Grad Student
Dao Nguyen
The role of the stringent response on the Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteome and its contribution to envelope adaptation and antibiotic tolerance.AARON WANG
MSc Grad Student
Sabah Hussain
BCAS3: a new player in the regulation of skeletal muscle autophagy and integrity.
January 29FATIMA HUBAISHI
PhD Grad Student
Elizabeth Fixman /
Brian Ward
Skin to Lung Recruitment of Memory CD4+ T Cells in a Murine Atopic March Model.
February 5NO WIP: RI STAT HOLIDAY
February 12DIANA TOSCANO RIVERO
PhD Grad Student
Bruce Mazer
Improving the management of peanut allergy by optimizing peanut oral immunotherapy: Understanding the serological, cellular and molecular pathways of tolerance.Presentation by the Immunophenotyping Platform TeamWhat the Flow Core can do for you.
February 19VINCENZA CARUANA
MSc Grad Student
Carolyn Baglole
Cloudy Consequences: How E-cigarette Use Potentiates Atherosclerosis in a Mouse Model.SAHAR MIKAEELI
PhD Grad Student
Simon Rousseau / Jean Bourbeau
Exacerbations of COPD in CanCOLD participants and pandemic era: air pollution fluctuations and individual-level risk factors.
February 26NIKA GVAZAVA, MD
PhD Grad Student
Darcy Wagner
Light based microscopy for intact tissues and organs using label dependent and label independent approaches.TBC
March 4NO WIP: SPRING BREAK
March 11RESP SEMINAR SPEAKER
March 18KRISTINA NIKOLAOU
MSc Grad Student
Maziar Divangahi
The mystery of BCG vaccine in protection against SARS-CoV-2.MATTHEW MARABELLA
MSc Grad Student
Simon Rousseau
The Impact of Pseudomonas Infections on Lung Epithelial Cells.
March 25TERESA GOMES
PhD Grad Student
Marta Kaminska /
John Kimoff
Relationships between Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and outcomes in Parkinson’s disease in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.WILLEM RIJNBOUT ST. JAMES
PhD Grad Student
Carolyn Baglole /
Jun Ding
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling: Implications in Pulmonary Fibrosis.
April 1NO WIP: EASTER
April 8RESP SEMINAR SPEAKER
April 15RESP SEMINAR SPEAKER
April 22MADDISON ARLEN
MSc Grad Student
Carolyn Baglole
Clearing the air: Exploring the Pulmonary Effects and Mechanisms of Cannabis Inhalation.GABRIEL GOSSELIN
MSc Grad Student
Larry Lands
Inhaled nanoparticle formulation of Fenretinide for Chronic Lung Diseases.
April 29RESPIRATORY RESEARCH DAY
May 6RYANN LANG
PhD Grad Student
Basil Petrof
Understanding the Pathogenesis of Ventilator-Induced Diaphragmatic Dysfunction (VIDD).RAFAEL INTREVADO
MSc Grad Student
Anne-Marie Lauzon
Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells and Smooth Muscle Contractility in Asthma.
May 13MIKAL EL-HAJJAR
PhD Grad Student
Gregory Fonseca
Elucidating the effect of ageing on macrophage function in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.LYVIA FOURCADE
PostDoc Fellow
Simon Rousseau
Unsupervised clustering of SARS-CoV-2 positive hospitalized patients identifies a COVID-19 endophenotype associated with acute kidney failure and cardiovascular complication.
May 20NO WIP: VICTORIA DAY & ATS
May 27TOMOTAKA NISHIZAWA
PostDoc Fellow
James Martin
The role of IL-33 in airway dysfunction from chlorine exposure.KAILU SONG
PhD Grad Student
Jun Ding
DeepExonas: Advancing Cell Representation Beyond Gene-Level by Integrating Exon-Level Quantification and Junction Reads with Deep Neural Networks.
May 31ANNUAL DOROTHY WISELBERG SEMINAR
June 3PAOLA ROJAS GUTIERREZ
PostDoc Fellow
Larry Lands
Development of Aerosolized Therapies Using Lipid Nanoparticles for mRNA Correction of CFTR on ALI Broncho Epithelial Cell Models.ORSOLYA LAPOHOS
PhD Grad Student
Amin Emad /
Gregory Fonseca
Focusing sequence-to-expression models with a multi-omic approach.