Current Affairs - January 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 1

Sarah Svenningson's work was featured on the front of Thorax

Front and centre

Sarah Svenningsen, PhD Candidate's work makes the cover of the journal, Thorax. Read More.

A message from the Associate Dean

Andrew J. Watson, PhD, welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Current Affairs. Read More.   

A message the Vice Dean

Douglas Jones, PhD, shares best wishes to all new and returning faculty and staff. Read More.

A message from your Chair, Graduate Student Representatives

Kelly Gutpell, PhD Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, gives an overview of some of the exciting things in store for 2014. Read More.

Alumni profile - Grace Parraga, PhD

Grace Parraga, PhD, travelled a somewhat unorthodox road leading to her position today as a professor and researcher. Read More.

A series of fortunate events

For Morgan Black, MSc Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, her career path and love for science have all come down to chance encounters and taking opportunities. Read More.

Discovering a passion

Dean Betts, PhD, associate professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, witnessed a scientific breakthrough early in his career which motivated him to pursue a new direction with his research. Read More.

Born to research

Don Spratt, PhD, was born to research. Now this postdoctoral scholar is making waves with a new gene discovery. Read More.

Meme of the month

The Meme of the month for January was submitted by Kathryn Nicholson, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. To view the meme, click here.

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Lori Gardi creates beauty with fractal images

We would like to thank Lori Gardi, Senior Software Developer, Imaging Research Group, Robarts Research Institute for the beautiful fractal image she created just for Current Affairs. Aside from creating just “pretty pictures,” fractals have many important scientific applications, from biology and medicine, to the field of cosmology.

New format for London Health Research Day

The 2014 London Health Research Day will feature industry-led workshops, an internationally renowned keynote speaker and a new awards presentation. All that in addition to poster and platform presentations.

Join us! Click here to register. Read More.

Commitment to the Community

This year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has been celebrating our faculty, staff and students' commitment to the community. If you volunteer or pursue artistic endeavours, we would love to hear from you. Read More.

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London Health Research Day
March 18, 2014
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January 30, 2014
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Featured Funding

Young Investigator Award - Children's Tumour Foundation
Pre-application due January 24

Scholarship Program - London Goodenough College
Applications Due January 27

Summer Fellowship - Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Applications Due January 2Click here for more
funding opportunities

In Print

Valeriy Ostapchenko
Supervisor: Marco Prado, PhD

Abstract Title: The Prion Protein Ligand, Stress-Inducible Phosphoprotein 1, Regulates Amyloid-β Oligomer Toxicity

Published In: The Journal of Neuroscience

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In Print

Sonja Gandhi
Dr. Amit Garg

Abstract Title: Calcium-Channel Blocker–Clarithromycin Drug Interactions and Acute Kidney Injury

Published In: The Journal of the American Medical Association

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