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.

September 8th, 2017

Amy Pasquinelli

Dr. Amy Pasquinelli, PhD
U of California, San Diego 

Elucidating the Dark Side of microRNAs

CCBR, Red room
4:00 – 5:00PM

October 13th, 2017

Nevraj Kejiou

Nevraj Kejiou, MSc student
U of Toronto, Alex Palazzo’s lab

Interplay between glycolysis and post-transcriptional regulation – a PKM story

CCBR, Black room
4:00 – 4:30PM

Christopher Wedeles

Christopher Wedeles, PhD candidate
U of Toronto, Julie Claycomb’s lab

A CSR-1 guided H3K36me3 signature is necessary for the maintenance of germline epigenome homeostasis

CCBR, Black room
4:30 – 5:00PM

November 10th, 2017

Henry Krause

Dr. Henry Krause, PhD
U of Toronto, CCBR

Lnc-ing evolution and diversity in complex organisms – lncRNAs in the male reproductive system

CCBR, Black room
4:00 – 5:00PM

 December 1st, 2016

Roy Parker

Dr. Roy Parker, PhD
U of Colorado, Boulder

RNP quality control, human disease, and microbial diversity

CCBR, Red room
4:00 – 5:00PM

January 12th, 2018

Laura Newburn

Laura Newburn, MSc student
York U, Andy White’s lab

Multiple RNA elements regulate translational readthrough in a plant virus

CCBR, Red room
4:00 – 4:30PM

Katie Mao

Katie Mao, PhD candidate
U of Toronto, Walid Houry’s lab

The assembly of RNPs by the chaperone complex R2TP

CCBR, Red room
4:30 – 5:00PM

February 9th, 2018

Siraj Zahr

Siraj Zahr, MSc student
U of Toronto, Sickkids, Freda Miller’s lab

A translational repression complex in developing mammalian neural stem cells that regulates neuronal specification

CCBR, Red room
4:00 – 4:30PM

Allison Jandura

Allison Jandura, MSc student
U of Toronto, CCBR, Henry Krause’s lab

The role of long noncoding RNAs in Drosophila spermatogenesis

CCBR, Red room
4:30 – 5:00PM

March 9th, 2018

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Julie Forman-Kay

Dr. Julie Forman-Kay
U of Toronto, Sickkids

FMRP and RNA phase separation in activity-dependent translation

CCBR, Red room
4:00 – 5:00PM

April 13th, 2018

Jim Uniacke

Dr. Jim Uniacke
U of Guelph

Translational Control and Oxygen-Sensing in Cancer Progression

CCBR, Black room
4:00 – 5:00PM

May 11th, 2018​

Nick Stephankiw

Dr. Nick Stephankiw, PDF
U of Toronto, CCBR, Tim Hughes’s lab


CCBR, Black room
4:00 – 4:30PM

Nadiya Khyzha

Nadiya Khyzha, PhD candidate
U of Toronto, Jason Fish’ lab


CCBR, Black room
4:30 – 5:00PM

June 8th, 2018

jonathan ross
Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Roth, PhD candidate
U of Toronto, Ben Blencowe’s lab

Investigating the Role of Alternative Splicing in the Regulation of Neural Protein Interaction Networks

CCBR, Black room
4:00 – 4:30PM

Christina Chung

Christina Chung, MSc student
U of Western Ontario, Ilke Heinemann’s lab


CCBR, Red room
4:30 – 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)

Dec 3rd 2014 – Tiffany Asante (MSc student, Adeli Lab, UofT LMP, Sickkids)

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)