Wednesday 9:00 (with the exception of joint lab meetings with Séguin lab)
Feb 27 – joint lab meeting with Séguin lab (Marc)
March 4 – Frank
March 11 – Jason
March 18 - Kristyn
March 25 – Cartilage Gordon Conference
April 3 – joint lab meeting with Séguin lab -report from Cartilage Gordon Conference (Anusha, Margaret, Mike, Matt, Cheryle, Frank)
April 8 – Paxton
April 15 – Mike
April 22 – Katie
April 29 – OARSI Conference
May 6 – MSK retreat
May 13 – Anusha
May 20 – Margaret
May 27 – Guoyan
June 3 - Melina
Welcome to our newest PhD student, Melina Bellini, who joined us from Brazil with a 'Science without Borders' Scholarship. And welcome back to Anusha Ratneswaran who spent 3 months in Mandy Fosang's lab in melbourne, Australia.
Congrats to our honorary lab member Matt McCann (primary supervisor Dr. Cheryle Seguin) for the successful defense of his PhD. Way to go, Dr. McCann!
Lots of good news for our graduate students at the Physiology and Pharmacology Research Day. Mike Pest won the Hari and Gudrun Sharma Scholarship for continuing PhD Students, Katie Rabicki won the George W. Stavraky Teaching Scholarship, and Margaret Sun and Paxton Moon won Poster Awards! Congratulations!
Congratulations to Anusha Ratneswaran for obtaining a three year Doctoral Award from The Arthritis Society/Canadian Arthritis Network!!
The Beier lab, and others in the Skeletal Biology Laboratories, formed 'Team Bernier' in memory of Dr. Suzanne Bernier for the Walk to Fight Arthritis and raised over $4,000! Thanks to Anusha for organizing the team!
Welcome to our summer students: Bailey Russell (supported by a CIHR/IMHA summer studentship), Carley Ort (supported by a JuMP summer studentship), Cassandra Spyridis and Adam Ropchan (both supported by SRTP studentships).
Welcome to our new graduate students: Margaret Sun will work on the role of LXR signaling in cartilage development and osteoarthritis, and Katie Rabicki will study CTCF function in hypertrophic chondrocytes.
Mike Pest was selected for oral presentations at both the Cartilage Gordon Conference in Switzerland and at the Canadian Connective Tissue Conference in Montreal.
Congratulations to Anusha Ratneswaran (Left) who won poster awards at both the London Health Research Day and the Canadian Connective Tissue Conference in Montreal.
Congratulations to Lauren Solomon who is the 2013 winner of the Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology!
Anusha Ratneswaran, Sara Ohora, Mike Pest, Hang Fang, Paxton Moon and Frank Beier attended the 2013 OARSI conference in Philadelphia.
Frank Beier was elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) for 2013 - 2017 and as Co-Chair of the Cartilage Gordon Conference for 2017.
Congratulations to Paxton Moon for obtaining a CIHR MD/PhD studentship!
Happy New Year from everyone in the Beier lab!
The Beier lab celebrating all our winners.
The Beier lab congratulates Ryan Gillespie for successfully defending his PhD. thesis. He presented his research on "The role of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta in skeletal development". Ryan has been an exemplary graduate student in the Beier lab, holding many awards for his research and teaching. Congratulations Ryan!
Dr. Frank Beier and Dr. Ryan Gillespie celebrate with the Goblet of Knowledge
Congratulations to Shirine Usmani for successfully defending her PhD. thesis on "The role of transforming growth factor alpha in osteoarthritis and skeletal development". She will continue her studies in the Md/PhD program at Western University. Shirine has been a valuable asset in the Beier lab for many years, and we have all benefitted from all her hard work in the lab.
Shirine flawlessly presents her PhD public lecture
Shirine celebrates with Dr. Beier and the Goblet of Knowledge
Congratulations to former Beier Lab member Dr. Veronica Ullici, for being awarded a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship for her work at the University of Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Bush, who has been awarded a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship. His project concerns "CTCF-Dependent Epigenetic Regulation of Chondrocyte Development".
The Beier Lab at Cold Spring Harbour Asia
PhD Candidate Lauren Solomon presents her work at the Cold Spring Harbour Asia conference on Bone and Cartilage: from Development to Human Diseases.
The conference was held in Souzhou, China and covered the latest findings across many topics in skeletal biology.
Dr. Beier was an invited speaker, discussing "The TGFa-EGFR pathway in posttraumatic and aging-associated osteoarthritis".
Welcome back Dr. Beier!
Dr. Frank Beier with former visiting Professor Gunwoo Kim in South Korea. (Investigating a new lab dress code perhaps?)
Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award
Congratulations to Matt McCann, who recieved the 5th annual Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology. Matt presented his research on intervertebral disc development prior to the keynote talk by Dr. Lynda Bonewald.
He is the fourth member of our lab to receive this distinction.
Matt McCann receiving the 5th annual Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award
Congratulations to Mike Pest for earning a Banting and Best Canada Graduate scholarship from CIHR, and Anusha Ratneswaran for being awarded the JuMP Graduate Student award. You both deserve recognition for all your hard work!
Congratuations to Matt McCann for being awarded second place at Lawson Health Research Day for his platform presentation "Acute vibration induces transient expression of anabolic genes in the intervertebral disc in a frequency dependant manner".
Way to go Matt!