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Attend our PhD defences, guest seminars etc. 
Dec 1, 2023
10:45am - 11:45am
Ph.D. Defenses

Uncovering Novel Anthelmintic Candidates within a C. elegans Model of Rhodoquinone-dependent Metabolism

Dec 4, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Guest Seminar Series


Title: Engineered Microbes for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease 

Advances in synthetic biology have given rise to opportunities to
use bacteria to sense and respond to human disease. In this
seminar I will highlight two projects in my laboratory that use
different platforms to sense and/or deliver therapeutics for the
amelioration of colitis and automimmune diseases. I will share
insights into how each platform performs and detail some of the
unexpected findings that have emerged from delivering
therapeutics to the gut via engineered microbes.

Dec 8, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am
Ph.D. Defenses

Title: An exaptation to the rule: co-opting transposon colonizers

Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Hughes

Date: December 8, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM

Dec 11, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
Ph.D. Defenses

Title: The Roles of Chromatin Remodeling Factor Arid1a in Gastric Tumorigenesis 

Dec 14, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
Guest Seminar Series

Title: Mechanistic underpinnings of cancer cell plasticity

Cellular plasticity (the ability to alter fate) promotes cancer metastasis
and therapy resistance. In this lecture I will discuss how certain
mutations and microenvironmental stresses induce plasticity and will
describe how epigenomic and translational mechanisms collaborate to
mediate this process

Host: Dr. Brent Derry 

Date/Time: December 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Location: MSB4171 

Dec 15, 2023
9:00am - 10:00am
Ph.D. Defenses

Title: Exploring New Methods of Engineering Ubiquitin Variants

Date: December 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Supervisor: Dr. Mikko Taipale

Location: MSB3281

Dec 15, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ph.D. Defenses

Title: Molecular and functional insights into the toxin-antitoxin systems of Legionella pneumophila

Supervisor: Dr. Alex Ensminger

Date: December 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Place: MSB4171 

Dec 15, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ph.D. Defenses

Title: Hyperconnectivity of iPSC-derived SHANK2 Neurons and Networks is Rescued by mGluR5 Agonism in an in vitro Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Supervisor: Dr. James Ellis

Date: December 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Location: PGCRL 3A/B

Nov 29, 2023
A recent graduate from the MHSc in Medical Genomics program, Neta Pipko leveraged the skill set from the program to go from Capstone practicum to fulfilling career in the heart of SickKid’s Precision Child Health initiative.
Nov 27, 2023
The rotation system for incoming graduate students is a powerful feature of our program. Read the tips from MoGen's "Happiest Grad Student" on how to select a lab after your rotations for a satisfying and successful research experience.
Nov 22, 2023
Read about Ishmal Amir's experience as she navigates undergrad studies and the countless questions about transitioning to graduate school.
Nov 15, 2023
On November 7, 2023, the Department of Molecular Genetics held the Developments in Genome Analysis conference, bringing together current students, MoGen alumni, and experts in the field.