Past Events

Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day

26th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 14, 2021

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Peter Friedl
Director, Microscopical Imaging Centre, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

"Plasticity of Cancer Invasion, Metastasis and Therapy Response"

25th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 17, 2019

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Robert Wechsler-Reya
Director of the Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, California

“Less Heat, More Light: Discovering Smarter Therapies for Pediatric Brain Tumors"

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24th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 18, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Leonardo Sacconi
Researcher at the National Institute of Optics and the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy
Florence, Italy

“Optical dissection of cardiac electrophysiology: from single cell to whole heart"

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23rd Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 12, 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Pamela Ohashi
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancel Institute/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network
Director, Immune Therapy Program, Ontario Cancer Institute

"Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs): A View to the Clinic and Tumor Immunology"

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22nd Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 6, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Kevin Foskett
Isaac Ott Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

"Molecular mechanisms of InsP3R Cell Survival Ca2+ signaling"

21st Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 1, 2015

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. James J. Collins
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Wyss Institute, Harvard University

"Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology"

20th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 2, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Ford Doolittle
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousies University

"Is "junk" bunk? The ENCODE debate and the meaning of "function""

19th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 3, 2013

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Paul Kulesa
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, MO

"Social Networking in the Embryo: How Cells Collaborate to Form the Peripheral Nervous System"

18th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 4, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Shmuel Muallem
Chief, Epithelial Signaling & Transfer Section
Molecular Physiology & Therapeutics Branch
NIDCR/National Institutes of Health

"Mechanism and Regulation of Epithelial Fluid and HCO3-Secretion"

 

17th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 13, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Karl Deisseroth
Departments of Bioengineering & Psychiatry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Stanford University

"Optogenetics: Development and Application"

16th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 7, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Steven Kliewer
Departments of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas

“Nuclear Receptors in Metabolism: From Pharmacology to Physiology"

15th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 8, 2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Michael N. Shadlen
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
& Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington School of Medicine

“How The Brain Decides"

14th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 9, 2008

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. David Scadden
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard University

“Stem Cell interactions with their niche"

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13th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 11, 2007

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Reinhart Reithmeier
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry
University of Toronto

“Trafficking defects of chloride/bicarbonate anion exchanger mutants linked to disease"

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12th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 12, 2006

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Jeff Lichtman
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

“Synaptic Competition in Fluorescent Mice”

11th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 13, 2005

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Michael P. Walsh
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Calgary

“Mechanisms of Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction”

10th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 7, 2004

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Steve Goldstein
Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine

“The K2P Channels: Background Potassium Pathways Revealed”

9th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 9, 2003

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Sergio Grinstein
Director - Cell biology Program Hospital for Sick Children
Research Institute
Toronto,Ontario

"Dynamic studies of the molecular basis
of phagocytosis and bacterial invasion"

8th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day
Friday, May 10, 2002

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Beverly Koller
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina

"Remodeling of the cardiovascular system at birth: a multi-
disciplinary approach to a complex physiological response."

Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day

15th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 26, 2021

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Carolyn Baglole
Director of McGill Research Centre for Cannabis and Histopathology Technology Platform
Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology and Pharmacology & Therapeutics, McGill University

"Deciphering the medical complexity of cannabis"

14th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 29, 2019

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Jerod Denton
Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Emergence of renal potassium channels as drug targets for global health"

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13th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 23, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Gary Kobinger
Director of the Research Centre on Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval

"The shifting drivers of therapeutic and vaccine development from the Ebola experience"

12th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 31, 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Jeffrey Holt
Harvard University

"Adventure in Auditory Sensory Transduction, Structure and Function"

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11th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, April 1, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Louis F. Reichardt
Director, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry
University of California, San Francisco

"Cellular interactions that control brain development and synapse formation"

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10th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 27, 2015

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Pierre Drapeau
Department of Neuroscience
Université de Montréal

"Fishing for causes and cures of neurodegeneration"

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9th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 28, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Kurt Haas
Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
University of British Columbia

"How experience simultaneously sculpts neural circuit structure and function in the awake developing brain"

8th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 22, 2013

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Lorne Mendell
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Stony Brook University

"Enhancing Circuit Performance in the Injured Spinal Cord"

7th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 30, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Edward S. Ruthazer
Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery
McGill University

“Modulation of developing visual system structure and function by sensory experience"

6th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, April 1, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Seth Alper
Harvard Medical School

"Plasma membrane ion transporter diseases: dispatches from the cellular frontier"

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5th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 19, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Josselyn Sheena
University of Toronto

“Continuing the Search for the Engram"

4th Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 27, 2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Marie Trudel
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal

“Insights into Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney
Disease (ADPKD) pathogenetic and physiologic
mechanisms in transgenic mice"

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3rd Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 28, 2008

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Roger Gosden
Cornell University
Weil Medical College
New York City

“Germline stem cells and adult ovarian function - settling an old controversy"

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2nd Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 30, 2007

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Molly Shoichet
University of Toronto

“Tissue Engineering and Durg Delivery Strategies in the Nervous System"

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1st Annual Physiology Undergraduate Research Day
Friday, March 31, 2006

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. John Challis
Vice-President, Research and Associate Provost,
Professor Physiology, Ob/Gyn and Medicine
University of Toronto

“The timing of birth and later life disease: controls in early pregnancy"


2nd F.C. MacIntosh Lecture   Friday, October 26, 2007
Guest speaker: Dr. Marek Michalak, Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta
Title: Quality control of the secretory pathway and calcium homeostasis.


           John Orlowski and Marek Michalak


Presentation of the Anne McCormick Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence to Wendy Marshall -
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

 

1st F.C. MacIntosh Lecture 
Friday, April 13, 2007
Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Edwards


John Orlowski, Robert Edwards, Kris Krnjevic

 

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