Thesis Defense Schedule 2017

HONOURS BIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY CO-OP PROGRAM

THESIS DEFENSES 2017

                                        Saturday March 11, 2016 – Sunday March 12, 2017

MDCL-1010

Saturday

TIME

STUDENT

THESIS TITLE

9:00

Janogini MURALITHARAN

Optimization of Pyruvate Kinase Inhibitors as Novel Therapeutics for Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Infections

9:45

Srishti HARNAL

Functional Diagnosis of a Firm Grip

10:30

Justin Di LU

Development of a high-throughput 3D-culture assay for quantification of breast cancer clonogenicity

11:15

Julia WANG

Patterns in Genetic Burden Distribution across Associated Biological Pathways in Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

12:00

LUNCH

 

 

13:00

Maria NGUYEN

Development of neutrophil and basophil chemotaxis assays to determine the contribution of IL-8 to the pathogenesis of allergic diseases

13:45

Tiffany FONG

Determining interactions among ABC transporters using calcofluor white and sorbic acid

14:30

Ashley YOUNG

The therapeutic effect of a novel DNA aptamer on airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in an acute model of house dust mite-sensitized allergic airways inflammation

15:15

BREAK

 

 

15:45

Giusepina PACHER

Investigating the role of key biomarkers and

mechanisms involved in medial vascular

calcification in TDAG51-/- mouse VSMCs and aortas

   

Sunday

 

Please note that we start at 10 AM SUMMER TIME. So if you don't change your clock, we start at 9 AM.

     

TIME

STUDENT

THESIS TITLE

10:00

Ryan D. PITT

Chlorpyrifos and its primary metabolite chlorpyrifos oxon reduce UCP-1 expression in murine brown adipocytes

10:45

Kelly ZHANG

Investigating Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in an Experimental Rodent Reperfusion Model of Pediatric Stroke

11:30

Vanessa SHENG

Investigating the transduction of TGF-?-mediated Ca2+-signalling by Ca2+/calmodulin protein kinase II and its effects on extracellular matrix gene expression and cell viability in human pulmonary fibroblasts

12:15

Sarah KLEIBOER

The Effects of Electronic Cigarette Vapour on Placenta Growth and Development

13:00

LUNCH

 

 

14:00

Sudeshna DHAR

Investigating dose-response relationships for allergen sensitization in murine models of cat and peanut allergies.

14:45

Ashish MATHEWS

Exploring the use of Heptameric Cysteine Loops and Engineered Knottin Proteins as Ligand Binding Domains for use in Adoptive T-Cell Transfer Therapy

15:30

Wayne YEUNG

An analysis of Blended Learning in assessing learning outcomes in first year undergraduate science students using quantitative measures

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