Our Program

We are extremely excited to present our amazing line up of speakers for this year! 

If you are interested in presenting your research in the future, please feel free to contact us for more information.


October 11th, 2019


Nabeel Haider Shah, PhD candidate
University of Toronto, Greenblatt lab

C2H2 zinc finger protein as an adapter for FTO mediated m6A demethylation of mRNA

CCBR, Black room
4:00 – 4:30PM


Dr. Alexander Palazzo
University of Toronto, Associate Professor

Everything I wanted to know about Junk RNA but was afraid to ask

CCBR, Black room
4:30 – 5:00PM


November 8th, 2019

Dr. Miguel Ramalho-Santos, Professor (UofT, Dept. of Mol Genetics, Lunenfeld- Tanenbaum Research Institute),

CCBR, Black room 4:00 – 5:00PM

December 13th, 2019

Dr. Howard Lipshitz, Professor (UofT, Dept. of Mol Genetics)

CCBR, Black room 4:00 – 5:00PM

January 10th, 2020


February 7th, 2020

Sean Ihn, (UofT, Dept. of Biochemistry) & Farnaz Mansouri (YorkU, Bayfeild Lab)

CCBR, Black room 4:00 – 5:00PM

March 13th, 2020

Dr. Selena Sagan, Assistant Professor, (McGill University Dept. Microbiology & Immunology

CCBR, Black room 4:00 – 5:00PM

April 3rd, 2020

Jonah Beenstock, (UofT, Dept. of Mol Gen, Sicheri lab) & TBD

CCBR, Black room 4:00 – 5:00PM

May 8th, 2020

Philipp Maass, Assistant Professor (UofT, Dept. of Mol Gen, SickKids)

CCBR, Black room 4:00 – 5:00PM

2014 – 2015

Oct 8th 2014 – Deivid de Carvalho Rodrigues (PDF, Ellis Lab, Sickkids)

Oct 22nd 2014 – Nadiya Khyzha (MSc student, Fish Lab, UofT LMP, UHN Research)

Nov 19th 2014 – Shlomit Kenigberg (Reproductive Biology at Create Fertility Centre)

Nov 19th 2014 – Henry Chang (PhD student, Fish Lab, Toronto General)

Jan 21st 2015 – Alex Palazzo (UofT Biochemistry)

Mar 4th 2015 – Eliza Lee (PhD student, Palazzo Lab, UofT Biochemistry)

Mar 18th 2015 – Guang Yang (PDF, Miller Lab, Sickkids)

Apr 1st 2015 – Karim Mekhail (UofT LMP)

Apr 15th 2015 – Khosrow Adeli (Sickkids, UofT LMP)

May 27th 2015 – Craig Smibert (UofT Biochemistry, Mol Gen)

2015 – 2016

Nov 26th 2015 – Alex Palazzo (UofT Biochemistry)

Dec 10th 2015 – John Vessey (Uof Guelph)

Jan 14th 2016  – Alan Cochrane (UofT Mol Gen, LMP)

Jan 28th 2016 – Kevin Ha (PhD student, Blencowe/Morris labs, UofT Mol Gen, CCBR)

Feb 11th 2016 – Ronit Wilk (PDF, Krause lab, CCBR)

Mar 10th 2016 – Eliza Lee (PhD student, Palazzo lab, UofT Biochemistry)

Mar 24th 2016 Lena Ilan (PDF, Palazzo lab, UofT Biochemistry)

2016 – 2017

Sep 9th 2016 – Eesha Sharma (PhD Student, Blencowe lab, UofT Mol Gen)

Sep 9th 2016 – Ursula Norsi (PhD student, Cox lab, UofT Mol Gen)

Oct 14th 2016 – Freda Miller (UofT Mol Gen, Sickkids)

Nov 11th 2016 – Kira Neller (PhD student York U, Hudak lab)

Nov 11th 2016 – Raphael Loll-Krippleber (PDF, Brown lab, CCBR)

Dec 9th 2016 – Tony Hua (PhD student, UofT Mol Gen)

Dec 9th 2016 – Ana Vakiloroayaei (PhD student, Mark Bayfield’s Lab, York U)

Jan 13th 2017 – Kristian Baker (Case Western Reserve U, Ohio)

Feb 10th 2017 – Anne-Claude Gingras (UofT Mol Gen, Lunnefield)

Mar 10th 2017 – Marios Mejdani (PhD student, Davidson lab, UofT Biochem)

Mar 10th 2017 – Syed Nabeel-Shah (PhD student, Greenblatt lab, UofT Mol Gen)

Apr 21st 2017 – Anjali Silva (PhD student, Dang/Rothstein lab, Uof Guelph)

Apr 21st 2017 – Thomas Gonatopoulous-Pournatizis (PDF, Blencowe lab, CCBR)

May 12th 2017 – Uri Seroussi (PhD student, Claycomb lab, UofT Mol Gen)

May 12th 2017 – Deivid Carvalho de Rodrigues (PDF, Ellis lab, Sickkids)

2017 – 2018

September 8th, 2017 – Dr. Amy Pasquinelli (U of California, San Diego)

October 13th, 2017 – Nevraj Kejiou (MSc student, UofT, Palazzo lab)

October 13th, 2017 – Christopher Wedeles (PhD candidate, UofT, Claycomb lab)

November 10th, 2017 – Dr. Henry Krause (UofT, CCBR)

December 1st, 2017 – Dr. Roy Parker (U of Colorado, Boulder)

January 12th, 2018 – Laura Newburn (PhD candidate, York U, White lab)

January 12th, 2018 – Katie Mao (PhD candidate, UofT, Houry lab)

February 9th, 2018 – Siraj Zahr (MSc student, UofT, Sickkids, Miller lab)

February 9th, 2018 – Allison Jandura (MSc student, UofT, CCBR, Krause lab)

March 9th, 2018 – Prof Julie Forman-Kay (UofT, Sickkids)

April 13th, 2018 – Dr. Jim Uniacke (UofGuelph)

May 11th, 2018 – Eliza Lee (PhD candidate, UofT, Palazzo lab)

May 11th, 2018 – Jimmy Ly (Undergraduate Research Student, UofT, Smibert lab)

June 8th, 2018 – Jonathan Roth (PhD candidate, UofT, Blencowe lab)

June 8th, 2018 – Christina Chung (MSc candidate, UofW Ontario, Heinemann lab)

2018 – 2019

September 14th, 2018 – Dr. John Calarco (UofT Cells and Systems Biology)

October 12th, 2018 – Amanda Charlesworth (PhD candidate, UofT, Claycomb lab)

October 12th, 2018 – Karin Isaev (MSc student, UofT, Reimand lab)

November 9th, 2018 – Dr. Hyun Kate Lee (UofT Biochemistry)

December 14th, 2018 – Eric Wolf (UofT, Emilli lab)

December 14th, 2018 – Kevin Ha (UofT, Morris Lab)

January 11th, 2019 – Dr. Jocelyn Côté (U Ottawa, Department of Cellular & Mol Medicine)

February 8th, 2019 – Dr. Marc Meneghini (UofT, Deparment of Mol Genetics)

March 8th, 2019 – Marat Mufteev (PhD Candidate, UofT, Ellis lab)

March 8th, 2019 – Andrea Brumwell (PhD Candidate, U of Guelph, Uniake lab)

April 12th, 2019 – Jennifer Porat (MSc student, York University, Bayfield lab)

April 12th, 2019 – Lisa Shao (MSc student, UofT, Brill lab)

May 10th, 2019 – Hamza Taufique (PhD candidate, UofT, Cordes lab)

May 10th, 2019 – June Tan (PhD candidate, UofT, Fraser lab)

2018 – 2019

September 13th, 2019 – Marjan Moallem (PhD candidate, York University, Rosonina Lab)

September 13th, 2019 – Lisa Kim (PhD student, UofT, Frappier Lab)