Graduates, family and friends are invited to attend. Special guest speaker: the Honourable Hugh D. Segal, CM, former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada and Associate Secretary of the Ontario cabinet, and one of Canada's better-known public policy experts, on "Gomery Redux: Risking Further Paralysis."
Ivan Soltesz, PhD, professor, University of California
David Ginty, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Leanne Ward, Dept of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Dr. Blandine Comte, Dept of Nutrition, Université de Montréal, Centre de Recherche de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine.
Dr. James Coulton, Microbiology and Immunology, McGill
Presenter 1: Laura Russell, MD. Title 1: "MKS1, encoding a component of the flagellar apparatus basal body proteome, is mutated in Meckel syndrome." Kyttala et al. Nature Genetics 38(2): 155-157, 2006. Title 2: "The transmembrane protein meckelin (MKS3) is mutated in Meckel-Gruber syndrome and the wpk rat." Smith et al. Nature Genetics 38(2): 191-196, 2006. Presenter 2: Maha Al-Awadi, MD. "Polymorphism in material LRP8 gene is associated with fetal growth." Am. J. Hum. Genet. 78, May 2006.
Sui Mei Chiu, MS, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, MS
The NoCut pathway links completion of cytokinesis to spindle midzone function to prevent chromosome breakage
Dr. Manuel Mendoza, Dept of Biochemistry, ETH, Zurich
A buffet will be served from 11:30.