Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program

2021 Weekly Virtual Seminar Series

4:00-5:00 P.M., Zoom Meetings

  • 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 joint student/supervisor presentations will take place during each seminar.
  • Summer students must attend a minimum of 90 percent of the weekly virtual 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.
  • All meetings are virtual, and the zoom links will be provided.

 

DateStudent and Supervisor PresentingTitle of the Presentation
Wednesday, June 16
4:00 – 4:30
He, Wenyuan (Kevin)& Dr. Denise BelshamHow do high fat diets and industrial chemicals make you fat? A mechanistic view from the hypothalamic neuron
Wednesday, June 16
4: 30 – 5:00
Hyerin Jeong & Dr. Patricia BrubakerCircadian secretion of the incretin hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1
Wednesday, June 23
4:00 – 4:30
Sadia Chowdhury & Dr. Jacqueline BeaudryAcute corticosterone exposure on lipid metabolism in brown adipose tissue
Wednesday, June 23
4:30 – 5:00
Cimon Song & Dr. Bruce PerkinsThe Use of Sodium Glucose-Linked Transporter (SGLT) Inhibition in Type 1 Diabetes
Wednesday, June 30
4:00 – 4:30
Madhurangi Jayasinghe Arambewela & Dr. Ana KonvalinkaSex differences in the metabolism of glucose and glutamine: the key to prevent diabetic kidney disease?
Wednesday, June 30
4:30 – 5:00
Preya Patel & Dr. Mamatha BhatPost-Transplant Diabetes: Pathogenesis and Clinical Consequence
Wednesday, July 7
4:00 – 4:30
Saba Manzoor & Dr. Michael FralickGEMINI – DM: A multicecntre database of patients hospitalized with Diabetes in Ontario
Wednesday, July 7
4:30 – 5:00
Jason Tran & Dr. Johane Allard, Dr. Katherine SchwengerIs there a link between the intestinal microbiome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
Wednesday, July 14
4:00 – 4:30
Phelopater Sedrak & Dr. Andrew AdvaniAcute kidney injury in diabetes
Wednesday, July 14
4:30 – 5:00
Kendra (Yejia) Zhang & Dr. Catherine YuHow has the COVID-19 pandemic affected people living with diabetes?
Wednesday, July 21
4:00 – 4:30
Anna Lee & Dr. Darren YuenThe role of YAP and TAZ in diabetic kidney disease
Wednesday, July 21
4:30 – 5:00
Ednah Negatu & Dr. Laura C. RosellaInforming diabetes prevention strategies through population modelling
Wednesday, July 28
4:00 – 4:30
Felice Iris Si Ching Chun & Dr. Minna WooThe Role of Skeletal Muscle Bcl6 in Diabetes and Muscle Function
Wednesday, July 28
4:30 – 5:00
Anna Gao & Dr. Tony LamGut lipid sensing and energy balance

Mini-Conference

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

As part of the summer studentship program all students are required to give a presentation at the Mini-conference.  Virtual attendance by all students and their supervisors is required.  Each summer student must submit a 1-page abstract for the Mini-conference program to BBDC Admin, Sanam Tajadod at  admin.bbdc@utoronto.ca by Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The complete Mini-conference schedule of presentations will be emailed to all students and supervisors one week before the conference.

Presentation Guidelines:

  •  Each student will be given 15 minutes. The presentation should be 10-12 minutes long leaving 2-3 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Students should email a copy of their PowerPoint presentation to BBDC Admin, Sanam Tajadod at  admin.bbdc@utoronto.ca by Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
  • Students will be asked to join the virtual conference 30 minutes before the start of the conference for the setup.