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News Archive 2011

March

M.Sc. Thesis Defence: William McDonald
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
On March 22nd, William McDonald, conducting research with Dr. Catherine Too, successfully defended his M.Sc. Thesis entitled "Characterization if the Interaction of Alpha4 Phosphoprotein with Novel Binding Partners: EDD E3 Ubiquitin Ligase and Poly(A)-Binding Protein".

2011 Summer Student Awards
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Congratulations to all of the winners of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards. These students include Jae Ho Han, George Worthen, Yuriy Khalak, Graeme Mullins, Aled Iaboni, Matthew Foss, Ryan Holstead and Elizabeth Polvi.

April

Congratulations Vanessa DeClercq!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Vanessa DeClercq, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Roger McLeod's Lab, has been awarded a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia BrightRed Graduate Research Award. Congratulations Vanessa!

Dr. David Byers Wins Certificate of Merrit Award!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Dr. David Byers has been awarded the 2011 Canadian Association for Medical Education(CAME) Certificate of Merit Award. This award promotes and recognizes faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools. Dr. David Byers has played an active and innovative role in our Medical School's curriculum renewal. Congratulations Dr. Byers!

June

Polvi and Marko Share Top Honours
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Ryan Marko and Elizabeth Polvi graduated tied as the top Biochemistry Honours students in May.

M. Foss Awarded Kilmer MacMillan Prize
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Matthew Foss was awarded the 2011 Kilmer MacMillan Memorial Book Prize. This award identifies the student with the highest cumulative average in the biochemistry core classes in the third year of our undergraduate program: BIOC3200, BIOC3300, & BIOC3400.

Jae Ho Han Awarded Russell Prize
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Jae Ho Han is this year's recipient of the Douglas Russell Memorial Book Prize. The award recognizes the student who has the highest mark in Introductory Biochemistry, BIOC2300.

July

Ph.D. Thesis Defence: Tyler Reddy
Thursday, July 14, 2011
On July 14th, Tyler Reddy, conducting research with Dr. Jan Rainey, successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis entitled "Structure, Flexibility, and Overall Motion of Transmembrane Peptides Studied by NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations".

M.Sc Thesis Defence: Carolyn-Ann Robinson
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
On May 10th, Carolyn-Ann Robinson, conducting research with Dr. Neale Ridgway, successfully defended her M.Sc. Thesis entitled "The Effect of Phosphorylation on Oxysterol Binding Protein (OSBP) Sterol Binding Activity".

CIHR Grants Awarded
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. John Archibald, Dr. Stephen Bearne, Dr. Graham Dellaire and Dr. Roger McLeod on receiving their 5-Year CIHR Grants.

August

Ph.D. Thesis Defence: Ryan Gawryluk
Monday, August 22, 2011
On August 11th, Ryan Gawryluk, conducting research with Dr. Michael Gray, successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis entitled "Comparative Proteomics: Studies on the Composition and Evolution of the Mitochondrial Proteome in Eukaryotic Microbes (Protists)". Congratulations Ryan!

M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Daniel Arsenault
Monday, August 22, 2011
On August 15th, Daniel Arsenault, conducting research with Dr. Neale Ridgway, successfully defended his M.Sc. Thesis entitled "The Role of the CDP-choline Pathway in the Anoikis Resistance of Ras-transformed Intestinal Epithelial Cells."

Ph.D. Thesis Defence: Kyle Phipps
Monday, August 22, 2011
On August 17th, Kyle Phipps, conducting research with Dr. David Waisman, successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis entitled "S100A10 Facilitates the Tumor Promoting Association of Macrophages with Tumor Cells".

Christa Moore Receives Student Presentation Award
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Christa Moore, a Ph.D. Student in the Archibald Laboratory, received a Student Presentation Award at the 2011 meeting of the International Society of Protistologists, held July 12-16 in Seattle, Washington.

October

D. Waisman - Greg Ferrier Award Recipient
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Dr. David Waisman has been selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation as the recipient of the Dr. Greg Ferrier Award for the 2011-2012 funding period. The award is given in recognition of the level of support for the application: Defining the physiological function of S100A10 with the S100A10 knockout mouse.

Congratulations Marie-Laurence Tremblay!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
PhD student, Marie-Laurence Tremblay, won a Suraj Manrao Student Poster Presentation Award at the MOOT XXIV NMR Symposium in Toronto this past weekend.

P. O'Connell and the Macrophage Invasion
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Paul's work was the subject of an editorial review by the journal Blood. It was also cited by the Faculty of 1000, an organization of peer reviewers that identify and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications.

Kyle Phipps in the Spotlight
Friday, October 14, 2011
Recent PhD graduate Dr. Kyle Phipps (Dr. Waisman) has been featured in a Dalhousie News article on his transition to medical school. Kyle's recent paper has also made the front cover of the November issue of Cancer Research

Dr. Jan Rainey and His Lab Featured in NSHRF Promotional Video
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation debuts a video at the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 8th World Congress on Health Economics this past July. Dr. Jan Rainey and his laboratory were one of the featured health researchers.

G. Volkmann Wins Patrick Prize
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Gerrit Volkmann has been awarded the prestigious Patrick Prize recognizing the outstanding research of a Ph.D. student in a graduating class. Gerrit completed his degree in Dr. Paul Liu's research group.

November

Dr. Doolittle, Hall of Fame
Friday, November 25, 2011
Dr. Ford Doolittle, professor emeritus, was one of the new inductees into the Discovery Centre Hall of Fame for his lab's research on the evolution of genes and genomes. Full Dalhousie News article.

D. Langelaan Wins Hogue Award
Friday, November 25, 2011
David Langelaan is the Recipient of the Doug Hogue Award in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Award for 2011. This prize was established by the family of Dr. Doug Hogue to recognize an exceptional level of dedication to research, problem solving and participation in the scientific life of the department. The award also recognizes excellent achievement in research by a graduate student in the Biochemistry Department. Congratulations David!

DeNovaMed Moves Forward
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
DeNovaMed Inc., an antibiotic drug discovery company founded by Chris McMaster, David Byers and Don Weaver, has been selected as one of the Halifax regional finalists in the Innovacorp I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition (as reported in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, Nov. 9).

December

Dale Corkery Awarded CRTP Studentship
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Dale Corkery, a PhD Candidate in Dr. Graham Dellaire's Lab has been awarded a two year studentship through the Cancer Research Training Program. Congratulations Dale!

Rafaela Awarded CRTP Studentship
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Rafaela Andrade-Vieira, a Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Paola Marignani's Lab, has been awarded a studentship through the Cancer Research Training Program. Congratulations Rafaela!

Dr. Alexi Surette Awarded CRTP Fellowship
Thursday, December 08, 2011
The Cancer Research Training Program has awarded Dr. Alexi Surette with a Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Paola Marignani's Lab. Congratulations Alexi!

Mandar Awarded CRTP Studentship
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Mandar Khanal, a M.Sc. Student in Dr. Stephen Bearne's Lab, has been awarded a studentship from the Cancer Research Training Program. Congratulations Mandar!

Samir Awarded CRTP Studentship
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Samir Koirala, a M.Sc. student in Dr. Catherine Too's Lab has been awarded a studentship from the Cancer Research Training Program. Congratulations Samir!