Hot Student Papers

Cloning of the cDNA, localization, and physiological effects of FGLamide-related allostatins in the blood-gorging bug, Rhodnius prolixus

12 Dec 2011 - 3:13pm

Meet ZandawalaThe final HSP of 2011 recognizes the work of Ph.D. student Meet Zandawala and two recently graduated BIO481 students (Yuliya Lytvyn and Daria Taiakina), all from the Orchard lab.

Their paper recently appeared in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This paper describes the first cloned sequence and expression of an allostatin critical in regulating the expression of juvenile growth hormone in Rhodnius prolixus.

Great work, Orchard Lab!

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Drug development risk in HIV-1 clinical trials: the effect of drug class

5 Dec 2011 - 3:15pm

This week we recognize the success of Brendan Osborne, a recent graduate of the M. Biotech programme.

Brendan recently published his paper in Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. This paper was based on a project he did under Jayson Parker’s supervision. In this project Brendan examined the factors that affect the success and failure of developing drugs to treat Human Immuno deficiency Virus-1 (HIV). He is now continuing his research on HIV while doing a Ph.D. in the Institute of Medicine Science at University of Toronto.

Congratulations on the publication of this exciting research, Brendan and MBiotech!

Hot Student Paper Double Feature

28 Nov 2011 - 3:17pm

Sarah GonsalvesThis week we recognize the successes of Sarah Gonsalves, a PhD student in the Westwood lab. Sarah published her first two papers in 2011 and large significant ones at that!

Identification of Heat Shock Factor 1 Molecular and Cellular Targets during Embyronnic and Adult Female Meiosis

21 Nov 2011 - 3:27pm

Kaiguo MoZak RazakZak Razak and Kaiguo Mo (Westwood lab) recently published their paper in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In this paper they show that HSF1 has wide ranging effects on regulation of genes involved in meiosis, which may explain frequently observed meiotic anomalies in humans. Kaiguo is now a member of Mary Cheng’s lab.

Congratulations, Westwood lab!

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The functionally distinct fission yeast formins have specific actin-assembly properties

21 Nov 2011 - 3:25pm

Bonnie Scott, a graduate student in the Biomedical Communications Program, just published this paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell. It represents Bonnie’s second paper in as many months.

Congratulations, Bonnie!

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