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Join us every fourth Thursday at noon to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine. The webinar series will feature leading scientists in the field, including MRM Principal Investigators and external guest speakers.

For each seminar, we will also highlight the work of one MRM Trainee, who will present alongside our guest speaker.

We want to hear from you, and we welcome your suggestions for speakers! If you are interested in hosting an invited speaker, please get in touch with us.

2021 MRM Talks

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Dr. Thomas Durcan and Maria Castellanos

Dr. Thomas Durcan,
Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University,
Associate Director of the Early Drug Discovery Unit (EDDU) at The Neuro.

From patients to organoids: Modelling disorders of the brain through stem cells

MRM TRAINEE:

Maria Castellanos,
Ph.D. Candidate at the EDDU.

Towards building a 3D neuromuscular junction (NMJ) to model motor neuron diseases

 

THURSDAY February 25, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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MARCH 25, 2021

Dr. Lisbet Haglund and Matthew Mannarino

Dr. Lisbet Haglund,
Associate Professor of Surgery
McGill University

“Regenerative approaches to treat back pain in mice and men”

MRM TRAINEE:

Matthew Mannarino
Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Lisbet Haglund’s Lab

“Toll-Like Receptor 2 Induced Senescence in Intervertebral Disc Cells of Patients with Back Pain can be Attenuated by o-Vanillin”

 

THURSDAY MARCH 25, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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APRIL 22, 2021

Dr. Arezu Jahani-Asl, Dr. Ahmad Sharanek and Dilan Rasool

Dr. Arezu Jahani-Asl,
Associate Professor of Oncology
McGill University

“Cytokine regulation of glioma stem cell fate and glioblastoma resistance to therapy”

MRM TRAINEES:

Dr. Ahmad Sharanek,
Postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jahani-Asl’s Lab

“Regulation of glioma stem cell fate by a novel galectin1/HOXA5 transcriptional pathway”

Dilan Rasool
Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Jahani-Asl’s Lab

“Regulation of neural stem cell fate by a novel PHF6/EphR transcriptional pathway”

 

THURSDAY APRIL 22, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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MAY 27, 2021

Dr. Mohsen Akbari and Dr. Megan Cooke

Dr. Mohsen Akbari
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Victoria

“Advanced multifunctional fibers–from wearable sensors to organ weaving”

MRM TRAINEE:

Dr. Megan Cooke
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Derek Rosenzweig’s Lab

“Bioprinting to model the bone-tumour microenvironment in vitro”

 

THURSDAY May 27, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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JUNE 17, 2021

Dr. Anastasia Nijnik and Jacky Tung

Dr. Anastasia Nijnik
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology / Research Centre on Complex Traits
McGill University

“Epigenetic Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function by Deubiquitinase MYSM1: from Mouse Models to Human Patients”

MRM TRAINEE:

Jacky Tung
Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Anastasia Nijnik’s Lab
McGill University

“p53-Dependent Induction of P2X7 on Hematopoietic Stem Cells Regulates Hematopoietic Response to Genotoxic Stress”

THURSDAY June 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Dr. David Juncker and Dr. Newsha Khouski

Dr. David Juncker
Professor, Department Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
McGill University

“Multiplexed affinity proteomics of soluble proteins and extracellular vesicles”

MRM TRAINEE:

Dr. Newsha Koushki,
Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Juncker’s Lab.

“Rapid Multiplexed Single Cell Proteomics for Circulating Tumor Cells Phenotyping”

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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OCTOBER 21, 2021

Dr. Paul Knoepfler and Robyn McDougall

Dr. Paul Knoepfler
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy
UC Davis School of Medicine

“Emerging ethical issues in cutting-edge stem cell research”

MRM TRAINEE:

Robyn McDougall,
Research Assistant at the Centre of Genomics and Policy
McGill University

“Towards a Charter for Regenerative Medicine”

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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NOVEMBER 25, 2021

Dr. Massimiliano Paganelli

Massimiliano Paganelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate professor, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal
Co-founder and CEO, Morphocell Technologies Inc.

“Stem cell-derived encapsulated liver tissue: treating liver failure by allogeneic cell therapy without the need of immunosuppression”

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL – REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

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