null MeDiC Program Seminar Series Fall 2021

MeDiC Program seminars are held on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English.

Seminars will be online during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the Zoom link, please contact Kim Gardner at kim.gardner [at]

The same Zoom link will be used for all seminars in this series.

September 9, 2021
Rob Hegele, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Topic: Polygenic effects in disease
September 23, 2021
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Topic: Oncogenic Ras-dependent Drivers of Pancreatic Cancer
October 7, 2021
Thomas Mavrahanas, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FASN
Topic: Advances in the management of CKD: the role of SGLT-2 inhibitors
October 14, 2021
Brent Richards, MD, MSc
Topic: The influence of OAS1 on COVID-19 outcomes: Neanderthals to the rescue
October 21, 2021
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
David Gems, MSc
Topic: What is aging? Lessons from C. elegans
November 4, 2021
Melina Claussnitzer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, Massachusetts
Topic: Converting Metabolic Risk Variant-to-Function (V2F) Using Adipocytes as a Model System
November 11, 2021
Thomas Kitzler, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics,
McGill University
Topic: Chronic Kidney Disease in the Era of Genomic Medicine
November 18, 2021
Patrick MacDonald, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Alberta Diabetes Institute
Topic: A Single Cell Approach to Understanding Islet Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes
December 9, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Daniel Winer, MD, HBSc
Adjunct Associate Professor, USC School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA
Associate Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA
Topic: The Intestinal Immune System in Obesity and Insulin Resistance
December 16, 2021
William Leslie, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine and Radiology, University of Manitoba
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Osteoporosis: My journey from skeptic convert