Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program

2019 Weekly Seminar Series

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
MaRS/ Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower
previously named Toronto Medical Discovery Tower
101 College Street

  • Attendance is compulsory for all BBDC summer students. Attendance by other students is welcome.
  • Each weekly seminar should include a 15 minute presentation by the supervisor, followed by a 5 to 10 minute presentation by the summer student which outlines the project and indicates how his/her project fits into the overall goals of the lab. Two presentations will take place during each seminar.
  • The seminar room is equipped with a projector, laser pointer and PC computer.  Students may bring their presentation on a USB flash drive, CD, or laptop.  Presenters who use a Mac can bring their own MacBook and VGA adapter cable.
  • Summer students must attend a minimum of 75 percent of the weekly seminars and are required to give a presentation of their work at the Mini-Conference. Failure to comply with the program’s requirements will result in future ineligibility of both the student and supervisor for BBDC funding programs.
Presentation Date Students and Supervisors Presenting Titles of Presentations Location of Presentation

Tuesday, June 4
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Youchen Song & Dr. Michael Wheeler Nutrients, dietary supplements and type 2 diabetes PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, June 4
4:30 – 5:00 pm

XingLin Wu & Dr. Richard Gilbert Aspects of diabetes complications PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, June 18
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Calvin Lieu & Dr. Denise Belsham Cellular Basis of Nutrient and Hormone Signaling in the Hypothalamus PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, June 18
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Veronica Tran & Drs. Margaret Hahn/ Satya Dash Central insulin and nutrient sensing in relation to the illness and treatment of schizophrenia PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, June 25
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Maegan Sweeney & Dr. Patricia Brubaker Circadian regulation of glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, June 25
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Ming Li & Dr. Jill Hamilton Childhood Obesity and Metabolic Health PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, July 9
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Jenna-Rose Melanson & Dr. Carolyn Cummins LDT409 is a novel fatty acid-like compound derived from cashew nut shell liquid that prevents diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, July 9
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Lauren Pickel & Dr. Hoon-Ki Sung Reprogramming of adipose precursor cells by intermittent fasting PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, July 16
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Teddy-Ziheng Guo  & Drs. Tianru Jin / Weijuan Shao Hepatic metabolic function of the Wnt signaling pathway effector beta-catenin/TCF7L2 PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, July 16
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Michael Chan & Dr. Ana Konvalinka The Impact of Cell Sex and Sex Hormones on Kidney Glucose Metabolism. Implications for Diabetic Kidney Disease PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, July 23
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Yu Zhe Li & Dr. Minna Woo Metabolic role of PTEN in whole body glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity PMCRT 4-204

Tuesday, July 23
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Abeeshan Selvabaskaran & Dr. Cristina Nostro Morphological analysis of hESC derived islets-like clusters PMCRT 4-204
Tuesday, July 30
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Yan Ming (Anson) Lau & Dr. Derek Van Der Kooy The functions and embryonic origins of pancreatic stem cells PMCRT 4-204

Tuesday, July 30
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Alexander He & Dr. Cynthia Luk The role of cell death and related signaling pathways in adipose tissue and insulin resistance PMCRT 4-204

 

Mini-Conference

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
1:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower (MaRS)
Room 4-204

As part of the summer studentship program, all the BBDC students are required to give a presentation at the Mini-conference.  Attendance by all students and their supervisors is required.  EACH SUMMER STUDENT MUST SUBMIT A ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT for the Mini-conference program to the BBDC Admin, Sanam Tajadod at admin.bbdc@utoronto.ca by Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by 4:00 pm.  The complete Mini-conference schedule of presentations will be e-mailed to all students and supervisors one week before the conference.

Each student will be given 15 minutes. The presentation should be 10 to 12 minutes long leaving 2 to 3 minutes for questions.

Students should bring their presentation to the conference on a USB flash drive or CD. Presenters who use a Mac can bring their own Macbook and VGA adapter cable.