Guest Speakers and Special Events

Advances in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays. Check individual seminar postings for updated times and locations. For further information please contact Dr. Alexandre Blais or Carole Lefebvre at

Seminars for the Fall of 2014
Speaker Title Date
Dr. Ross Feldman TBD Please note Special time and room
Wednesday May 27, 2015
RGN 2141,
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Dr. Myriam Gorospe, NIH
National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health

TBD Tuesday April 7, 2015
RGN 2021,
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Potti, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Harvard Catalyst-The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center)
TBD Tuesday March 31, 2015
RGN 2149,
12:30pm to 1:30pm

B. Bruneau,
Associate Director
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
San Francisco, CA

"Transcription regulation of heart development" Please note Special time and room
Tuesday March 24, 2015
RGN 2005,
11:30am to 12:30pm
Dr. Bruce Vance, UBC TBD Please note Special time and room
Tuesday March. 17, 2015
RGN 2021,
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Emilio I. Alarcon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director Bio-nanomaterials Chemistry and Engineering Laboratory, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

 "Hybrid nanomaterials for tissue engineering"

Thursday  March 5th, 2015
RGN 2149,
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Dr. Tania Watts, Ph.D.
Department of Immunology University of Toronto

TNFR family members 4-1BB and GITR in control of viral infection

Tuesday March 3, 2015
RGN 2149,
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Calum MacRae

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Cardiovascular Division
Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine

“High-throughput approaches to disease modeling in the zebrafish”

Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015
RGN 2149,
12:30pm to 1:30pm
RGN 2149,
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Mona Nemer, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Professor, Department of BMI,
University of Ottawa
"Molecular basis of heart disease: lessons from developmental biology" Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015
RGN 2149,
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Albert Stolow, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Photonics
Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Physics
University of Ottawa




''Coherent Nonlinear Raman Microscopy: Label-free, Molecule-Specific Imaging"

Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015
RGN 2149,
12:30pm to 1:30pm




Dr. James Louis Januzzi Jr.
Medical Director Massachusetts General Hospital
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Director Dennis and Marilyn Barry Fellowship in Cardiology Research
Hutter Family Professor in Medicine in the Field of Cardiology at Harvard University



"Circulating Biomarkers of Heart Failure: Towards a More Personalized Approach for Care"


Tues. Jan. 27, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


Dr. David Posson
Department of Anesthesiology
New York- Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
" Gating mechanisms of a model Ca2+-activated K+ channel " Please note Special time and room
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
RGN 3248
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Lincoln Stein, Ph.D. Director of the Informatics and Bio-computing Program; Senior Principal Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research;
Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

"The Future of Genomic Databases"
4th Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics Student/Postdoc Poster Day
Please note Special time and room

January 13, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Peter Liu, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer/Vice President of Research,
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
"Gene Environment Interaction in Heart Failure. Lessons from Myocarditis"

Please note Special time and room
January 13, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30 - 1:30 p.m

Special Seminar Speaker
Brad Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia
''Protective Immune Networks in Cancer'' Please note Special time and room
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Rodney Russell,Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Division of BioMedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
TBA Please note Special time
Thursday Dec 11, 2014
RGN 2149

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dr. Ian Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
"Clues and mitigating factors of fibrosis in the post-MI heart" Please note Special time and room
Tuesday Dec 9, 2014
RGN 2113
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Rashmi Kothary,Ph.D
Scientist, Regenerative,
Medicine Program Ottawa and
Deputy Scientific Director,
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Medicine and
Professor, CMM University of Ottawa
"Factors regulating oligodendrocyte maturation"


Tuesday Dec 2, 2014
RGN 2149

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dr. David Mack, MD,
Director,CHEO Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, CHEO Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
"The Intestinal Microbiome in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 27,  2014
RGN 3248
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Kessen A. Patten
Department of Neuroscience/CRCHUM Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
‘’Drug discovery for human pathologies using a combination of in vivo genetic validation and chemical genetic approaches’’ Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 20, 2014
RGN 2005
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Mark C. Hall, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Department of Biochemistry
Purdue University
“Substrate recognition by theanaphase-promoting complex: new insights and therapeutic implications” Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
RGN 2149
12:30 pm to1:30 pm

Kerry S. Bloom, Ph.D.
Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"A balancing act between centromere springs and dynamic microtubules"
Tuesday Nov 11 2014
RGN 2149
12:30 pm to1:30 pm

Dr. William Foulkes
Director, Program in Cancer Genetics,
McGill University

"Beyond BRCA – PALB2, ATM, CHEK2 and other “new” breast cancer genes" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 6,  2014
RGN 2005
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Dr. Sean Morrison
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Children's Research Institute

"The regulation of stem cell self-renewal"

Tuesday Nov 4 2014
RGN 2149
12:30pm to1:30pm

Derrick Rossi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology and the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


"Making Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Backwards and Sideways"


Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014,
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Timothy A. McKinsey, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Division Head for Translational Research
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado
Denver, CO US
"Regulation of Heart Failure by Acetyl-Lysine Erasers and Readers"

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
RGN 2149

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Vincent C.K. Cheung, PhD
Research Scientist
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
Cambridge, MA USA


"The structure of post-stroke muscle coordination and its implications for neuro-rehabilitation"


Tuesday ,Oct 14, 2014,
RGN, 1007
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Fatima Mraiche, PhD
Assistant Professor
Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences Section
College of Pharmacy
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
"Targeting p90 ribosomal S6 kinase for the treatment of heart failure"

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014,
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mrs. Lindsey Sikora
Health Sciences Research Liaison Librarian
"Navigating the Literature for the Sciences" Tuesday, Sept 30, 2013
12:30pm to13:30 pm
RGN 2149
Special Seminar Speaker
Patrick Giguère, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
"Molecular Control of Δ-Opioid Receptor Signaling and Functional Selectivity by Sodium"
Please note Special time and room
Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
RGN 3248


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