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March 2020


  • Predictors of Non-Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Children
    Herietta Blinder, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Tailoring Oncolytic Viruses for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
    Marie-Ève Wedge, MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Ubiquitination and proteasomal regulation of Pannexin 1 and Pannexin 3
    Anna Blinder, MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • New Advances in Our Understanding of the Control and Functions of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis
    Rajaa Sebaa, PhD Biochemistry

February 2020


  • Elucidating the roles of GATA3 and IL-10 in the development and function of Natural Killer cells during murine cytomegalovirus infection
    Alaa Ali, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Impact of storage and cryoprotectants on the function of cord blood hematopoietic stem cells
    Suria Jahan, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Economic Evaluation of Rapid HIV testing approaches
    Olanrewaju Ayodeji Medu, PhD in Epidemiology
  • An Evaluation of Cell Transfection Strategies to Package Rna in Small Extracellular Vesicles
    Jenna McCann, MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

January 2020


  • Selective Induction of Apoptosis in HIV-infected Macrophages
    Simon Xin Min Dong, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Functional Role of Enhancing the Survival and Activity of Progenitor Cells During Stroke Recovery
    Sébastien Denizé, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Neuronal and Electrophysiological Markers of Glioma
    Cristina Diana Ghinda, PhD in Neuroscience
  • Preliminary Evaluation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-13 Selective Radiotracers for Imaging
    Rami Al Haddad, PhD in Biochemistry
  • The Association Between Environmental Factors and the Risk of Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Michael Elten, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Collagen Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine
    Justina Pupkaite, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Necrosome Activation and Degradation in Macrophages
    Norah Alturki, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Characterizing PD-L1-Targeting Extracellular Vesicles Produced by Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus Infection
    Ashley Chen, MSc in Biochemistry
  • Characterizing Suicidal Ideation in Treatment-Resistant Depression Using Neuroimaging
    Patricia Burhunduli, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Dementia in the Population: Investigation Using Population-level Administrative Health Data in Ontario, Canada
    Stacey Fisher, PhD in Epidemiology
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy : Evidence of a Multi-system Disease
    Marc-Olivier Deguise, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

December 2019


  • Mapping the Neural Circuits that Modulates the Molecular Switch Between Alternative Interval Timing Behaviours in Drosophila Melanogaster
    Kyle Wong, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Long-Term Mortality, Healthcare Use, and Costs Associated with Sepsis: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study
    Kelly Farrah, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Assessing Obstetrical and Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Maternal Tdap Immunization
    Romina Fakhraei, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Association Between Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy and Early Childhood Health Outcomes
    Meghan Laverty, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Uncovering the Complexity of a Simple Retrovirus:A Study of Glycosylated Gag and Flow
    Tyler Renner, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Personal Goals Among Women with Breast Cancer: a Scoping Review and Cohort Study
    Andrea Chow, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Dynamics of Super-Enhancers Throughout Myogenesis
    Basma Abdelkarim, MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Neurosafety and Oncotropism of the Oncolytic Farmington Virus in the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme
    Robyn Skillings, MSc in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Investigating the Potential Role of Serotonin-2B Receptor Antagonism in the Antidepressant Response of Adjunctive Aripirazole
    Rami Hamati, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Catecholaminergic Axonal Remodeling in Motor Cortex of Mice Following Stroke
    Aida Said, MSc in Neuroscience
  • The Role of the Circadian Clock in Hippocampal Aging and as a Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer’s Disease
    Paula Adler, PhD in Biochemistry

November 2019


  • The Role of Neuronal Dystonin in Sensory Neuron Survival
    Anisha Lynch-Godrei
  • The Combined and Differential Effects of Monophasic and Biphasic Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on ERP-indexed Attentional Processing in Treatment-resistant Depression
    Molly Hyde, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Bioengineering Vaccinia Viruses for Increased Oncolytic Potential
    Adrian Pelin, PhD in Biochemistry
  • Characterizing the Role of α-Synuclein in Innate Defenses
    Christopher Rousso, MSc in Neuroscience
  • A Battle Against the Opioid Crisis: Deciphering the Molecular Control of Opioid Receptors in an Effort to Design Safer Analgesics
    Abdulhamid Mohamud, MSc in Biochemistry
  • Developing an Oncolytic Prime-boost Vaccine Targeting the Tumour Associated Antigen Mesothelin for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
    Katherine Baxter, MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

October 2019

  • The Identification of MTF2-specific Synthetic Lethal Interactions in Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia Using CRISPR
    Christopher Cafariello, MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Investigation of the Mechanisms of Action of Ketamine on the Glutamate and Monoamine Systems
    Chidiebere Michael Iro, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Modeling and Therapeutic Development for the Tuberous Sclerosis Related Neoplasm Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
    Sean Delaney, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Gene Expression Analysis of the Perinatal Heart and the Identification of Mir-205 as a Regulator of Cardiomyocyte Maturation
    Jonathan Weldrick, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

September 2019

  • Examining Lifestyle Behaviours and Weight Status of Primary Schoolchildren: Using Mozambique to Explore the Data Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Taru Manyana, PhD in Epidemiology
  • Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights of Macrophage MicroRNA in Atherosclerosis
    My-Anh Nguyen, PhD in Biochemistry

August 2019

  • Improving our Ability to Define and Predict Hematoma Expansion in Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Detailed Analysis of Prospective Intracerebral Hemorrhage Cohorts
    Vignan Yogendrakumar, MSc in Epidemiology
  • Identification and Validation of Small Molecules Inhibiting Human Adenovirus Replication
    Bratati Saha, PhD in Biochemistry
  • Policy and Regulatory Interventions to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance: Evidence and Analytic Strategies
    Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, PhD in Epidemiology
  • The Impact of Parkinson’s Disease on Mammalian Adult Neurogenesis
    Joseph Bastasic, MSc in Neuroscience
  • Discovery and Application of Neoepitopes in an Oncolytic Rhabdovirus Vaccine Approach to Treat Glioblastoma Multiforme
    Zachary Jilesen, MSc in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Role of BDNF in Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction in Rats After Myocardial Infarction
    Heow Won Lee, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Pointillism in Plant Systems Biology: I. Proteomic Analysis of Plant Exosome-Like Particles Ii. Amyloplast-Binding Puroindoline Fusion Proteins for Recombinant Protein Expression
    Trevor Greenham, PhD in Biochemistry

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