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Department Events

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2015 Advance
Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2015


BMB Seminars

Erica Watson, PhD
Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
University of Cambridge

“From beyond the grave:
The epigenetic and developmental effects of abnormal folate metabolism in your ancestors.”

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
11:00 AM
HSC 1405 B


Great Breakthroughs Seminar Series

Will resume in early 2015


Department News

Congratulations to BMB member Jay Cross and his team of collaborators for their findings regarding causes of pre-eclampsia published in JCI!

Please join me in congratulating Debbie Kurrasch and her collaborators who were recently awarded almost $3 million from Brain Canada to establish A Novel Zebrafish-Based Platform for Anticonvulsant Drug Development.

Great job, Debbie and good luck with this new initiative!

Congratulations to adjunct BMB member Agustin Garcia-Caballero, whose first-author paper in Neuron was featured recently on the UofC website!

The Cumming School of Medicine is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Jonathan Lytton, PhD, as Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, effective July 1, 2014.

Christian Jacob is part of the team demystifying (or maybe demystifying) the Giant Walkthrough Brain!

Prospective Graduate Students

For information or to apply for entry click here.


Trainee News

Oct 17 04

Congratulations to Ted Verhey for receiving an NSERC/QEII Doctoral scholarship. Well done Ted!

Abhishek Ghosh has been approved for a 1st Authored Research Award for his paper entitled "TIF-IA-dependent regulation of ribosome synthesis in Drosophila muscle is required to maintain systemic insulin signaling and larval growth" in PLoS Genetics. Congratulations Abhi.

Sept 2014

Awards, Awards, Awards! Congratulations to Grey Wilkinson (Schuurmans lab) and Sara Turner (MacDonald lab) who were both recipients of CIHR doctoral awards earlier this year! Grey and Tom Whitesell (Childs lab) were also both successful at the AIHS graduate scholarship competition. In addition, Erin Dengelman (Beattie lab) won an AIHS MD-PhD studentship and finally Ivan Kryukov (de Koning lab) received an AIF studentship!

Sept 2014

Congratulations to Helen (Yuntian) Zhang (Lytton lab) who successfully defended her PhD thesis "Subcellular Localization of Na/Ca+K-exchanger, NCKX2, in Hippocampus and Its Potential Role in Neuronal Plasticity" earlier this month.

August 29 2014

Congratulations to Bradley Day (Derrick Rancourt's lab) and Kyle Burns (Dave Schriemer's lab) who are both recipients of NSERC postgraduate doctoral scholarships! Two of seventeen at the UofC to BMB students! Way to go!

August 28 2014

Congratulations to Matt Clarkson (Randy Johnston's lab) who defended his MSc thesis "Exploring mitochondrial regulation of reovirus infection in cancer cells" on Aug 25, and to Colin Hyslop (Carol Huang's lab) who defended his MSc thesis "Prolactin as an adjunct in type I diabetes therapy" on Aug 27!!  Also congratulations to both Kyle Sorenson (Jennifer Cobb's lab) and Lata Adnani (Carol Schuurmans' lab) who passed their candidacy exams recently too!

August 20 2014

Congratulations to Lauren Killip (Savraj Grewal's laboraotry) who successfully defended her thesis "Transcriptional mediators of growth and survival in response to nutritional clues in Drosophila melanogaster" on 19 Aug!


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