Event Schedule

Friday, May 26, 2017

8:30– 9:30 amRegistration + Poster Set-up LSC West Atrium
9:30–10:30 amKeynote Address: Dr. Marco MarraLSC 3
10:30–10:40 amCoffee BreakLSC West Atrium
10:40–11:30 amScott Emerson, Population and Public Health -- "Mood and Anxiety Disorders among Ethnic Minorities: Does Regional Ethnic Density Matter?"

Elizabeth McClymont, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences -- "Two-Year Efficacy of the Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in a Cohort of Women Living with HIV"

Anujan Poologaindran, Experimental Medicine -- "The Neurosurgical Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia: Thinking Outside the Voice Box"

Lianna Wat, Cell and Developmental Biology -- "Sex Differences in the Regulation of Triglyceride Lipase, Brummer, during Starvation Stress"E
11:40 am– 12:30 pmHarpreet Chhina, Experimental Medicine -- "Qualitative Insights to Health Related Quality Of Life among US and Canadian based Children with Lower Limb Deformities"

Nicole Krentz, Cell and Developmental Biology -- "CDK Inhibition Increases the Generation of NEUROG3+ Endocrine Progenitors during Human Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation"

Brenna Wadsworth, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine -- "2-18F-Fluoroethanol is a Novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Reporter of Solid Tumour Perfusion"

Samantha Wilson, Medical Genetics -- "Unravelling the Relationship between Early and Late-onset Preeclampsia. What does the Placental DNA Methylation Profile Reveal?"
12:30–1:30 pmLUNCHLSC West Atrium
1:30– 3:15 pmPoster Session + Med BingoLSC West Atrium
3:30– 4:20 pmAsma Bashir, Neuroscience -- "Defining the Biomechanical and Biological Threshold of Murine Mild Traumatic Brain Injury using CHIMERA (Closed Head Impact Model of Engineered Rotational Acceleration)"

Emily Button, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine -- "High-density Lipoproteins Suppress A-induced Activation of Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells"

Alberto Delaidelli, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine -- "Targeting Translation Elongation in MYC-driven Pediatric Neuronal Tumors"

Connie Leung, Cell and Developmental Medicine -- "Novel Role of Pdk1 in Glucose and Lipid Metabolism and Body Weight"
4:30– 6:00 pmRECEPTIONLSC West Atrium

Poster Presentations:

Rowshanak Afshar Experimental Medicine Peer Support and Diabetes: A Culturally Innovative Approach for the Metro Vancouver South Asian Community
Peter Alexander Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics A comparison of psychotic symptoms in subjets with cocaine or methamphetamine dependence verses schizophrenia spectrum disorder
Jennet Baltayeva Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Diet-induced obesity may alter uterine natural killer cell biology at maternal-fetal interface
Kelcey Bland Rehabilitation Sciences Increases in aerobic fitness and strength among women with breast cancer engaging in exercise training during and after adjuvant treatment
Claire Bomkamp Neuroscience Molecular signaling pathways in synaptogenesis
Elizabeth Bulaeva Experimental Medicine A new human growth factor-dependent model of AML from c-MYC-transduced normal human CD34+ hematopoietic cells
Laura Yvonne Bulk Rehabilitation Sciences No longer silenced and misrepresented: Participatory and emancipatory research
Kayleigh Campbell Reproductive and Developmental Sciences In utero SSRI antidepressant exposure and maternal depression are associated with corpus callosum microstructure in term-born neonates
Wai Hang Cheng Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Age has a greater influence than amyloid burden on the acute response to mild traumatic brain injury in mice
Amy Dawson Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Proteomic biomarkers of MEK inhibitor response in LGSC cell lines
Giulia Del Gobbo Medical Genetics MTHFR 677C>T and 1298A>C genotypes in association with placental DNA methylation and pregnancy complications
David Deng MD Undergraduate Effectiveness of Interactive Medical Language Workshops for Helping Chinese-speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency
Joshua Dubland Experimental Medicine Lysosomal lipid accumulation and dysregulation of downstream cholesterol homeostasis in human arterial smooth muscle cells
Jonathan Frew Experimental Medicine Characterization of amyloid beta plaque-associated microglia in the prefrontal cortex of familial and sporadic Alzheimer’s disease patient clinical specimens
Guang Gao Cell and Developmental Biology Characterization of the Endoplasmic Reticulum using Super-Resolution Microscopy
Fabian Garces Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Clinical, genetic and functional study of ABCA4 mutations in Stargardt patients from British Columbia
Pargol Hashemi Biochemistry and Molecular Biology An Effective New Combination Treatment to Disrupt HIV-1 Latency
Nicole Hawe Biochemistry and Molecular Biology The Regulation of GAL Gene Expression by the Tor Pathway
Bruno Herculano Neuroscience Real-time evaluation of BACE1 activity on APP C99 site through a novel cell-based protein reporter
Mengyao Jia Experimental Medicine Passive hind-limb cycling comprehensively protects cerebrovascular health after experimental spinal cord injury
Ellen Koch Neuroscience Imaging glutamate transmission in Huntington’s Disease with iGluSnFr, an optogenetic probe
Chaini Konwar Medical Genetics Using DNA methylation signatures in placental tissue and cells to gain insight into chorioamnionitis
Lisa Kozicky Experimental Medicine Intravenous Immunoglobulin-Activated IL-10 Producing Macrophages May Be Useful to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Simon Law Biochemistry Identification of mouse cathepsin K structural elements that regulate the potency of odanacatib
Mackenzie Lawrence Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Histone acetylation, not stoichiometry, regulates linker histone binding in S. cerevisiae
Jonathan Lim Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Oncogenic KRAS Signalling Promotes Transcriptional Upregulation of the Cystine/Glutamate transporter, xCT to Support Cellular Transformation and Tumorigenicity
Sue-Jin Lin Neuroscience Dynamic brain organization reflects compensation in subjects with Parkinson’s disease
Hanwen Liu International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries Quantitative measurement of myelin in distinct pathways of the spinal cord: Implications for assessing neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury
Young Lo Experimental Medicine PI3Kp110δ drives Crohn’s disease-like intestinal fibrosis in SHIP-/- mice
Sarah Louadi Experimental Medicine Using a Cyclized SNK Conformation-Specific Antibody to Block the Propagation of Amyloid-β Aggregates Formation
Jessica Luk Neuroscience Cognitive Symptoms in Schizophrenia Predict Disordered Functional Activity in Language Association
Dorri Mahdaviani Population and Public Health The Effects of Immigrant Status and Recency of Immigrations on Folic Acid Supplementation Prior to Pregnancy
Laura Mathae Interdisciplinary Oncology Sex Difference in Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells and Type 2 Lung Inflammation
Jason Millington Cell and Developmental Biology Molecular mechanisms of sex differences in insulin secretion in Drosophila
Angela Mo Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Investigating the effects of RUNX1 and TP53 mutations on Lenalidomide resistance in del(5q) myelodysplastic syndrome patients
Yasir Mohamud Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Coxsackievirus Blocks Autophagic Flux through Cleavage of SNAP29
Ka Mun Nip Experimental Medicine The role of TNIK in neuroendocrine prostate cancer
Vahitha Nizamudheen Experimental Medicine Novel therapeutic strategies to rescue the developmental abnormalities in the childhood aniridic glaucoma
Elliya Park Experimental Medicine Erythropoietin signaling pathways in ureter after unilateral uretral obstruction
Vanessa Porter Medical Genetics The roles of the core autophagy protein ATG4B in chronic myeloid leukemia acquired drug resistance and its therapeutic implications
Farnaz Pournia Cell and Developmental Biology The carboxyl tail of connexin43 influences B cell receptor signaling-induced cytoskeletal rearrangements in B-Lymphocytes
Bolette Rafn Rehabilitation Sciences Reliability and Validity of Self-measured Arm Circumference Among Women with Breast Cancer
Naama Rotem-Kohavi Neuroscience Alterations in resting state networks following in-utero SSRI exposure in the neonatal brain – preliminary results
Cristina Rubino Rehabilitation Sciences Resting state network changes associated with skill acquisition using the upper-extremity
Atefeh Samani Cell and Developmental Biology activation results in distinct disease initiation and progression responses both within and between pancreatic exocrine cell types
Arjun Sangha MD Undergraduate Combined Regenerative and Rehabilitative Approach for Cardiovascular Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury
Jean Sauve Experimental Medicine Tuft cells and their role in intestinal inflammation
Samantha Schaffner Medical Genetics Epigenetic, transcriptional, and apoptotic responses to neonatal alcohol exposure in mice are influenced by sex and brain region.
Karlton Scheu Biochemistry Investigating a biological specificity conundrum: the role of dynamics in transcription factor binding
Mohit Sodhi Experimental Medicine Oral Fluoroquinolones and Risk of Secondary Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome: A Nested Case Control Study
Lakshana Sreenivasan Experimental Medicine The role of IL6/STAT3 in therapeutic resistance of medulloblastoma
Catherine Steer Interdisciplinary Oncology IL-33 shapes neonatal lung immunity via activation of group 2 innate lymphoid cells
Giselle Tian Interdisciplinary Oncology A novel method for longitudinal, serial non-invasive imaging of human skin by reflectance confocal and multiphoton imaging in vivo
Seth Tigchelaar Neuroscience Micro RNA biomarkers for injury severity in patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury
Thyrza Toledo Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Circulating DNA Analysis in Children with Solid Tumors Treated with Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor
Ugochinyere Vivian Ukah Reproductive and Developmental Sciences The impact of a history of adverse childhood experiences on breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding: Findings from a national population health survey
Matthew Wagstaff Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Characterizing Impacts of Residential Woodsmoke in BC Communities
Cassia Warren Interdisciplinary Oncology Vitamin C response in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Sarah Weller Rehabilitation Sciences Implementation of an exercise behaviour change clinic for men with prostate cancer: Baseline results
Ryan Yen Experimental Medicine Dissecting the Interaction between AHI-1 SH3 Domain and Dynamin-2 Proline Rich Domain for Potential Therapeutic Strategies
John Young Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Elucidating the function of the bacterial holotranslocon SecYEGDF YidC
Victor Yuan Genome Sciences and Technology DNA methylation ethnicity of placental tissue
Lambert Yue Experimental Medicine Multi-dimensional Analyses of Protein Expression, Modifications and Interactions with High Content Antibody Microarrays
Maria Zhu Neuroscience Altered frontal beta desynchronization during an incentive motivation task in apathetic patients with Parkinson’s disease