Molecular (MCDB) and Work In Progress (WIPS) Seminars

Our Department hosts leaders in their fields to present their research during our weekly “Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology” seminar series. Graduate students present their research during regular work-in-progress seminars (WIPS) to the department. (Schedule will be listed below)

The MCDB Seminars are held on Mondays at 12:00 pm in Stewart Bio N2/2.
Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am.

Winter 2024

Date/Time Speaker Title Host(s)
Monday, February 5th, 2024

Anja Katzemich
(Post Doc)
McGill University

Taking obscurity out of obscurin - The function of the M-line protein obscurin in the assembly of the sarcomere in Drosophila flight muscle.   
Monday, February 5th, 2024 Wang Peng
(Post Doc)
McGill University
Investigation of microtubule compaction and expansion  
Monday, February 19th, 2024 Marc Edwards
Amherst College
Physiological Roles of PI34P2-generating PI-3 Kinases in Dicytostelium Vogel Lab
Monday, February 26th, 2024 Paul Lasko
McGill University
Monday, March 11th, 2024 Ed Munro
University of Chicago
Dynamic coupling of adhesion, signaling and contractile forces encodes a self-pulled zipper that drives neural tube closure Hayer Lab
Monday, March 25th, 2024 Xindan Wang
Indiana University
Organization of a multipartite bacterial genome Reyes Lab
Monday, April 8th, 2024 Shaun Sanders
University of Guelph
Sticky Neuronal Tactics: S-acylation's Grip on Axonal Transport Watt Lab
Monday, April 22nd, 2024 Hyun Kate Lee
University of Toronto
How stress-response organelles disassemble and link to neurodegeneration BGSA

Molecular Biology - Work in Progress Seminars (WIPS)

Our Work in Progress seminars are intended primarily for Doctoral candidates to prepare for or deliver their Ph.D. Seminar presentations. Master's students are also welcome to discuss their research and seek feedback. The student reps for WIPs are Maggie Chang (maggie.chang [at] and Shannon Sim (shannon.sim [at]
WIPS are held on Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm in Stewart Bio, N7/1.

Date Presenter 1 Presenter 2
January 4th, 2024 Maria Manea (Dankort) Timea Papp (Dankort)
January 11th, 2024 Nada El Baba (Hayer) Kaitlin Mac Donald (Nilson)
January 18th, 2024 Katherine Morelli (Vogel) N/A
January 25th, 2024 Silma Subah (Zetka) N/A
February 1st, 2024 Khalid Al-Naemi (Vogel) Bruna Soares de Souza (Watt)
February 8th, 2024 Noor Randhawa (Moon) Colten Peters (Vogel)
February 15th, 2024 Alyssa Centonza-Brenie (Zetka) Masoumeh Shafiei Darabi (Reyes)
February 22nd, 2024 PhD Seminar: Kelvin Ip (Nilson) N/A
February 29th, 2024 Priscila Medrano Gonzalez (Gerhold) Rodrigo Migueles Ramirez (Hayer)
March 7th, 2024 PhD seminar: Shannon Sim (Vogel) N/A
March 14th, 2024 PhD Seminar: Navei Cerda Hernandez (Bureau) N/A
March 21st, 2024 Mariam Anwar (Lasko/Abouheif) Sara Zdanovskis (Weber)
March 28th, 2024 Nikolai Ho (Schöck) Long Truong-Ong (Hekimi)
April 4th, 2024 Tanaka Mutsayi (Vogel) Jose Medina (Schöck)
April 11th, 2024 Yifan Tai (Hekimi) Arghya Das (Moon)
April 18th, 2024 Seph Marshall-Burghardt (Hayer) Amirhossein Pezeshki Najafabadi (Zetka)
April 25th, 2024 PhD Seminar: Viridiana Lopez Jauregui (Reyes) N/A
May 2nd, 2024 PhD Seminar: Maddy Shred (Brouhard) N/A


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