Guest Speakers and Special Events

Advances in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays. Check individual seminar postings for updated times and locations. For further information please contact Dr. Alexandre Blais or Micheline Laurencelle at


FALL 2014






Special Seminar Speaker
Patrick Giguère, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
"Molecular Control of Δ-Opioid Receptor Signaling and Functional Selectivity by Sodium"
Please note Special time and room
Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
RGN 3248



Tuesday Sept 23, 2013

Mrs. Lindsey Sikora
Health Sciences Research Liaison Librarian
"Navigating the Literature for the Sciences" Tuesday, Sept 30, 2013
12:30pm to13:30 pm
RGN 2149
Fatima Mraiche, PhD
Assistant Professor
Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences Section
College of Pharmacy
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
"Targeting p90 ribosomal S6 kinase for the treatment of heart failure"

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014,
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Vincent C.K. Cheung, PhD
Research Scientist
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
Cambridge, MA USA


"The structure of post-stroke muscle coordination and its implications for neuro-rehabilitation"


Tuesday ,Oct 14, 2014,
RGN, 1007
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Timothy A. McKinsey, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Division Head for Translational Research
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado
Denver, CO US
"Regulation of Heart Failure by Acetyl-Lysine Erasers and Readers"

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
RGN 2149

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Derrick Rossi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology and the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


"Making Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Backwards and Sideways"


Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014,
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Sean Morrison
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Children's Research Institute

"The regulation of stem cell self-renewal"

Tuesday Nov 4 2014
RGN 2149
12:30pm to1:30pm

Dr. William Foulkes
Director, Program in Cancer Genetics,
McGill University

"Beyond BRCA – PALB2, ATM, CHEK2 and other “new” breast cancer genes" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 6,  2014
RGN 2005
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Kerry S. Bloom, Ph.D.
Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor
Departmentof Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"A balancing act between centromere springs and dynamic microtubules"
Tuesday Nov 11 2014
RGN 2149
12:30 pm to1:30 pm
Mark C. Hall, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Department of Biochemistry
Purdue University
“Substrate recognition by theanaphase-promoting complex: new insights and therapeutic implications” Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
RGN 2149
12:30 pm to1:30 pm
Dr. Kessen A. Patten
Department of Neuroscience/CRCHUM Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
‘’Drug discovery for human pathologies using a combination of in vivo genetic validation and chemical genetic approaches’’ Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 20, 2014
RGN 2005
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. David Mack, MD,
Director,CHEO Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, CHEO Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
"The Intestinal Microbiome in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 27,  2014
RGN 3248
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Rashmi Kothary,Ph.D
cientist, Regenerative,
Medicine Program Ottawa and
Deputy Scientific Director,
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Medicine and
Professor, CMM University of Ottawa
"Factors regulating oligodendrocyte maturation"


Tuesday Dec 2, 2014
RGN 2149

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dr. Ian Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
"Clues and mitigating factors of fibrosis in the post-MI heart" Please note Special time and room
Tuesday Dec 9, 2014
RGN 2113

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Rodney Russell,Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Division of BioMedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
TBA Please note Special timeThursday Dec 11, 2014
RGN 2149

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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