Educational Events

BBDC Trainee Lab Seminar Series 2017-18

Physiology Seminar Room A
Medical Sciences Building, Room 3227
1 King's College Circle

The BBDC will be hosting regular lunch hour seminars to allow graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an opportunity to present their most up to date research to their peers in a moderated academic setting.

BBDC Investigators: If you would like to have a post-doctoral fellow or graduate student from your lab  present during the Trainee Seminar Series please contact the BBDC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Friday, September 29, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Role of DPP-4 in metabolic disease: Adipokine, Hepatokine, or Omnikine?
Dr. Elodie Varin

Friday, October 27, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


ROS generation and NADPH production in pancreatic beta cells
Cindy Bui

Design of a Multiparameter Islet-on-a-chip Device to Measure the Functional Variability of Individual Pancreatic Islets
Romario Regeenes

Friday, November 24, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Functions of DDR1 in obesity and diabetes
Marsel Lino

Friday, January 26, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


GABA, a potential new therapeutic target to regenerate pancreatic beta-cells?
Dr. Ashley Untereiner

The transition between Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: Predictive Biomarkers revealed through lipidomics.
Dr. Saifur Rahman Khan

Elevated Medium Chain-Acylcarnitines: Early Inducers of Beta-Cell Dysfunction?
Dr. Battsetseg Batchuluun

Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



April 27, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



Friday, May 25, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



Friday, June 29, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.




BBDC Clinical Research-in-Progress Rounds 2017-18

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville St., First Floor, Room 1441

This quarterly seminar series is intended to provide trainees (residents, fellows and graduate students) and junior faculty with an opportunity to present their proposals and unpublished clinical and population-based research.  Attendance is open to all BBDC members, their trainees, and U of T endocrine residents. Those interested in presenting their clinical research should contact Christina Yu, assistant to Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Friday, September 15, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Diabetes-Attributable Cardiovascular Mortality in India: A Nationally-Representative Case Control Study
Dr. Calvin Ke (supervisor Dr. Baiju Shah)

Association between Aloopurinol and mortality, cardiovascular and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes
Dr. Alanna Weisman (supervisors Drs. Bruce Perkins & Gillian Hawker)

Friday, December 8, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Evaluating Innovative Health Care Solutions for Young Adults Living with Type 1 Diabetes Transitioning to Adult Care
Dr. Rayzel Shulman

Factors Influencing Optimal Use of Insulin Pump Technology Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients in Ontario
Dr. Eva Baginska (supervisor: Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe)

Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Julie Lovshin

Dr. Caroline Kramer

Friday, June 8, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Ilana Lega

Dr. Yuliya Lytvyn (supervisor: Dr. David Cherney)