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James Lepock Memorial Symposium: July 8, 2015


You are cordially invited to attend the James Lepock Memorial Student Symposium. This annual event, hosted by our department, is an excellent chance to get a glimpse of the variety of projects that the students in the department are pursuing. The goal of the symposium is to provide an informal setting where students from the department can present their work to the faculty and their peers.

This year’s symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 8th in the Medical Sciences Building. The organizing committee has been working hard to put together an exciting program, including a keynote talk by Dr. Andras Nagy , Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Dr. Stuart Foster , Senior Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute

The day will include two poster sessions, and oral presentations by MSc and PhD students. Lunch and coffee will also be provided. The program will then end with an evening reception, allowing for a great chance to interact with your colleagues.

This is a spectacular opportunity to show off your research to the department and to get feedback from other students and faculty members. Presenting a poster or talk is also a great addition to your CV. There will be prizes for the best poster presentations and talks.

For any questions regarding the event, please email us at

Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration for the 2015 James Lepock Memorial Student Symposium is now open: Register now!

Symposium Program

Time Event
9:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast, Registration & Poster Set-Up
10:00 – 10:15 am Opening Remarks
10:15 – 11:15 am M.Sc. Student Oral Presentations   10:15 - 10:35 am, Kiran Beera The impact of focal radiation damage on whole brain development in the mouse   10:35 - 10:55 am, Christianne Hoey MicroRNA-106a Confers Radiotherapy Resistance and Tumour Aggression in Prostate Cancer   10:55 - 11:15 am, Constance Li Pan-Cancer Analysis of Sex Differences in Somatic Mutation Profiles
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Spotlight Talk: Dr. Stuart Foster (Sunnybrook Research Institute)
12:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch & Poster Session Poster Session A (Odd Number) 1:00 - 1:45 Poster Session B (Even Number) 1:45 - 2:30
2:30 – 3:45 pm Ph.D. Student Oral Presentations   2:30 - 2:55 pm, Elizabeth Koch Hypoxia promotes stem cell phenotypes and poor prognosis through epigenetic regulation of DICER   2:55 - 3:20 pm, Evelyn MR Lake Peri-infarct neurovascular and neuroinflammatory dynamics in the weeks following focal ischemia   3:20 - 3:45 pm, Charles Tremblay-Darveau Visualizing tumour perfusion with plane-wave contrast-enhanced Doppler: concepts and tradeoffs
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm Closing Keynote: Dr. Andras Nagy (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute)
5:00 - 8:00 pm Reception and Awards