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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.

2022 MRM Talks

JANUARY 27, 2022

Dr. Terry Hébert and Kyla Bourque – Recording is available

Dr. Terry Hébert,
Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
Canadian Pacific Chair in Biotechnology
Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education, McGill University
Director, MRM Network

“Using iPSCs to track disease evolution and therapeutic responses one cell at a time”

MRM TRAINEE:

Kyla Bourque,
Ph.D. Candidate in Prof. Terry Hébert’s Lab
McGill University

“Single-cell profiling of signalling networks in primary neonatal cardiomyocytes and iPSC-CMs”

THURSDAY, January 27, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Dr. Valentina Greco and Dr. Katie Cockburn – Recording is available

Dr. Valentina Greco,
Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, member of the Yale Stem Cell Center
Yale School of Medicine

“Tissue and cell dynamics captured by live imaging”

 

Dr. Katie Cockburn,
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Greco’s Lab
Incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Goodman Cancer Institute, McGill University

“Understanding spatiotemporal principles of differentiation in the regenerating epidermis”

THURSDAY, February 24, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUEL
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Missed the presentation? You can catch up on our Youtube ChannelNOTE: This video is only available to MRM members. Please contact us at mrm@mcgill.ca to verify your status and request access to the recording.

MARCH 24, 2022

Dr. Michel L. Tremblay and Chu-Han Feng – Recording is available

Dr. Michel L. Tremblay,
Jeanne and Jean-Louis Lévesque Chair in Cancer Research
Distinguished James McGill Professor
President-Elect Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Canada
Dept. of Biochemistry / Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute
McGill University

“Targeting tyrosine phosphatases in immunotherapies”

MRM TRAINEE:

Chu-Han Feng,
Ph.D. Candidate in Prof. Michel Tremblay’s Lab
McGill University

“Biology of NK cells and Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases”

THURSDAY, March 24, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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APRIL 21, 2022

Dr. Vahab Soleimani and Darren Blackburn – Recording is available

Dr. Vahab Soleimani,
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics – McGill University
Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research – Jewish General Hospital

“How your neighborhood affects your life: studying how muscle stem cells communicate with their niche environment”

MRM TRAINEE:

Darren Blackburn,
Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Soleimani’s Lab
McGill University

“Untangling the functional interactions of the muscle stem cell niche through advances in sequencing”

THURSDAY, April 21, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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MAY 26, 2022

Dr. Glen Tibbits and Cara Hawey – Recording is available

Dr. Glen Tibbits,
Professor and Chair, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
Co-director of the Cellular and Regenerative Medicine Centre (CRMC), BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

“Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: exploring the etiology using hiPSC-CM”

MRM TRAINEE:

Cara Hawey,
Master Candidate in Prof. Terry Hébert’s Lab
McGill University

“Using patient-derived iPSCs to characterize underlying features of dilated cardiomyopathy”

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL – Registration required
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Missed the presentation? You can catch up on our Youtube Channel. The video will be available until August 31, 2022.

JUNE 23, 2022

Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers and Marie Cosquer – Recording is available

Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers,
Professor, Department of Human Genetics – Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy,
Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine,
McGill University

“Regulating the Re-Engineering of Regenerative Medicine”

MRM TRAINEE:

Marie Cosquer,
Academic Associate,
Centre of Genomics and Policy,
McGill University

“CF Stem Cells, Personalized Medicine and Tools for Patient Understanding”

THURSDAY, June 23, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

Dr. Joseph M. Kinsella

Dr. Joseph M. Kinsella,
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering,
McGill University

 

THURSDAY, September 22, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL – Registration will open soon

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Dr. Romeo Blanc

Dr. Romeo Blanc,
Senior Instructor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester Medical Center

THURSDAY, October 27, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL – Registration will open soon

NOVEMBER 24, 2022

Dr. Jean-Sébastien Delisle

Dr. Jean-Sébastien Delisle,
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Medical Director, Centre d’excellence en thérapie cellulaire (CETC), Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Director, ThéCell Network

“Engineering immunity ex vivo; the good, the bad and the ugly”

THURSDAY, November 24, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL – Registration will open soon

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 – Recording is available

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 – Recording is available

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
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NOVEMBER 25, 2021

Dr. Massimiliano Paganelli and Kurtis Champion – Recording is available

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”

MRM TRAINEE:

Kurtis Champion,
Ph.D. Candidate in Prof. Corinne Hoesli’s Lab.

“Oxygen limitations and numerical modelling for islets in macroencapsulation devices for type 1 diabetes”

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
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Missed the presentation? You can catch up on our Youtube Channel. NOTE: This video is only available to MRM members. Please contact us at mrm@mcgill.ca to verify your status and request access to the recording.

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