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Fall 2014 Seminars

Biochemistry Seminar Series 2014-2015: Fall 2014 Fridays @ 1pm in the Feltham room (SN-4015) unless otherwise noted.


Titles and abstracts will be posted 2-3 weeks in advance of each seminar.

Sept 5
Dr. Duane Button (Abstract)
The effect of resistance training on corticospinal excitability

Assistant Professor
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sept 12
Jason Robinson (Abstract)
The effects of dietary methyl donors on methionine partitioning in the neonatal piglet

Ph.D. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. R. Bertolo)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sept 19
Dr. Sevtap Savas (Abstract)
Are the risks of disease outcomes in colorectal cancer related to the genetic polymorphisms?

Assistant Professor
Discipline of Genetics
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sept 22*
Dr. Enrique Torchia (Abstract)
Understanding the role of mitosis in the development of high-risk carcinomas
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology and The Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
* Please note the change in day from our regular seminars

Sept 26
Kankayaliyan Thillayampalam (Abstract)
Sources of creatine and amino acids sparing in piglets

M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. R. Bertolo)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 8 (3:30-5:00)*
Nikitha Kendyala
Downregulation of CD24 expression by oncogenic Ras
M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. S. Christian)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
* Please note the change in day and time from our regular seminars
This seminar is for partial fulfilment of the M.Sc. to Ph.D. transfer examination requirements

Oct 10
Dr. Muredach Reilly (Abstract)
Humans as the Discovery Model in Cardiometabolic Disorders

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Director Cardiovascular Program
Attending Cardiologist
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Oct 17
Chandani Dinesh (Abstract)
Dietary arginine availability and creatine accretion: Is creatine supplementation necessary for the newborn?

Ph.D. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. J. Brunton)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 24
Dr. Noriko Daneshtalab (Abstract)
Using Multi-Disease Animal Models to study Systemic Inflammation and Cerebrovascular Dysfunction

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 31
Dr. Christopher Kozak
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 4*
Maha Ayoub
M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. F. Shahidi)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
* Please note the change in day from our regular seminars

Nov 7
Dr. Sandra Peters (Abstract)
Perilipin (PLIN) proteins and the regulation of intramuscular lipolysis
Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Brock University

Nov 14
Dr. Lourdes Peña-Castillo
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 21
Dr. Dawn Bignell
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 27*
Nehal Alshikh
M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. F. Shahidi)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
* Please note the change in day from our regular seminars

Nov 28
Wael Demian
M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. J. Banoub)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dec 5
Dr. Chris Parrish
University Research Professor
Department of Ocean Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dec 8-17
Final Exams - no seminars

Christmas break

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