Happy Holidays from everyone in the Beier lab! Beier lab members and alumni alike gathered together to celebrate another exciting and productive year. We raffled off not one but two iPads with the proceeds going towards arthritis research and other charities. Congratulations to all our winners and all the best to everyone in the new year!
November 18th, 2011
This year's Charles W. Gowdey Lecture and Research Day was a resounding success, featuring lectures from UWO Scientists Dr. Brad Urquhart and Dr. Qingping Feng. Gowdey lecturer Dr. Brenda Gallie passionately described “One Retinoblastoma World: Science and the Children” and Physiology/Pharmacology students presented fantastic posters on their research.
The Beier lab's own Ryan Gillespie (back row, left) was recognized for his hard work in the Physiology Department with the Phys/Pharm Graduate Student Council Leadership Award. Congratulations Ryan!
September 20th, 2011
Members of the Beier lab attended the OARSI 2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis in San Diego.
Shirine and Mike take in the local skeletal biology in San Diego
August 17th, 2011
Congratulations to Emily LeBlanc for successfully defending her M.Sc. thesis on "PPAR delta and AMPK pathways in Cartilage". She will be be starting Physiotherapy at McMaster University in September! Yay!
Emily getting ready for her defense
Emily and the well-earned Goblet of Knowledge
Cool Beier boys
August 12th, 2011
August 10th, 2011
Congratulations to Ryan Perlus for successfully defending his M.Sc. thesis on "The role of Ror alpha in chondrocyte differentiation". He will be be starting medical school at The University of Limerick in September!
Ryan, prepared for his defense.
|Ryan drinks from the goblet of knowledge|
|The lab celebrates at the grad club|
|Our techs joined in the celebration!|
Congratulations to Lauren and Alex
July 5, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Lauren Solomon and Alex Crawford were married this past week in London. Congratulations to you both!
|The ceremony was followed by drinks at the Grad Club.|
Walk to fight Arthritis
Despite the miserable weather, the "Walk to fight Arthritis" was a great success. Team Bernier, which included many of our lab members, collected more than $6,000, and in total the London walk raised close to $70,000!
Team Bernier - Researchers in Motion
Cheryl, Emily and Shirine share an umbrella with Tom
Not to be stopped by the rain!
Bright smiles on a cloudy day
May 13, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Lauren Solomon received an OGS scholarship in this year's competition.
Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award
May 13, 2011
Congratulations to Ryan Gillespie who won the 4th annual Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology. He is the third member of the lab to win this award (after Veronica and Shirine).
Ryan with Members of Suzanne's family and the keynote speaker Dr. Olsen
Lab members at the reception
Most lab members will participate at the 'Walk to fight Arthritis', a fundraiser for The Arthritis Society on May 15. We are walking as part of 'Team Bernier: Researchers in Motion', in memory of Dr. Suzanne Bernier. The team has raised over $5,000 so far and is aiming for more.
Congratulations to Emily
Congratulations to Emily whose abstract was selected for oral presentation at the Canadian Connective Tissue Conference in Montreal http://cctc2011.com/.
Welcome to our new summer students Margaret Sun, Lyuba Lytvyn and Paxton Moon. Margaret won a CIHR/IMHA summer studentship and will continue to work with Ryan P on the role of nuclear receptors in chondrocytes. Lyuba will work with Jason on CTCF function in chondrocyte differentiation. Paxton won a JuMP summer studentship and will examine the regulation of protease expression in chondrocytes, with Emily and Mike.
Laura Aubrey also joined our lab this month, for now as summer student but continuing as a graduate student in the fall. Her project will address the role of GSK-3 proteins in limb and cartilage development.
Beier Laboratory Osteoarthritis Research Profiled by CIHR
September 7, 2009 9:55 PM
Ask any arthritis sufferer what they find most difficult about their illness, and they'll tell you it's the constant physical pain. According to a National Population Health Survey, 80% of people with arthritis take some type of painkiller. And yet, there has been very little research examining why arthritis hurts so much.
Several Beier Laboratory Members Rewarded for Efforts
July 15, 2009 10:48 AM
Another season of scholarship and grant applications has arrived and the Beier Laboratory members have been recognized for their excellent research efforts again. This year, several new students have joined the lab and were also awarded recently. Among the awardees are Jen Li, MSc candidate, who won a CIHR Masters Award and Christina Fung, summer student, who received a CIHR Summer Studentship. Qian Yan and Ryan Gillespie, both PhD candiates in the lab received travel awards to attend the 2009 Gordon Research Conference 'Bones and Teeth'. A recent PhD graduate from the lab, Dr. Veronica Ulici, also received a travel award to attend the OARSI 2009 World Congress in Montreal, QC in September. Finally, Dr. Tom Appleton, a post-doctoral research associate and medical student, received a Canadian Arthritis Network Summer Studentship for Medical and Allied Health Professionals.