null MeDiC Program Seminar Series Spring 2024

MeDiC Program seminars are held on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English and held in person in room EM1.3509, Glen site.

Joint seminars with MeDiC Program and Endocrinology Rounds are held on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. and with Nephrology Rounds, seminars are held on Fridays from 12 to 1 p.m.

For further information, please contact Kim Gardner at

January 19, 2024
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Hybrid format
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Combined MeDiC & Nephrology Seminar
Jeffrey Miner, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine in Nephrology, Washington University
Topic: Manipulation of the Kidney’s Filtration Barrier: Implications for Alport Syndrome
February 1, 2024
Work in Progress
Anita Marie Slominska, Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Shaifali Sandal
Topic: Kidney transplant recipients' experiences of graft failure: Listening to patient perspectives to improve future care
Guy El Hajj Boutros, PhD, Graduate Student
Supervisor: José Morais
Topic: Unraveling the effect of space travel on muscular health
March 7, 2024
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hybrid format
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Luc Van Loon
Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM Institute of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Topic: Muscle conditioning; you are what you eat
March 14, 2024
Irah King, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, McGill Centre for Microbiome Research
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Topic: Investigating immune microbiotainteractions in intestinal host defense
March 21, 2024
Work in Progress
Alibek Moldakozhayev, PhD Graduate Student
Supervisor: Jeremy Van Raamsdonk
Topic: Decoding Aging: Multi-Omic Insights from Fat Transplantation
Martina Yang, MSc Graduate Student
Supervisor: Jun-Li Liu
Topic: Adipocyte-Specific Overexpression of CCN5/WISP2: Potential Impact on HFD-STZ-Induced Diabetes
April 4, 2024
Anat R Tambur, DMD, PhD, D[ABHI]
Co-Director, Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Research Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Topic: Studying the Immunogenicity of HLA-DQ
April 11, 2024
Special MeDiC Seminar
Presented by Dr. Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze and her team
Edden Gitelman, MSc Graduate Student
Christina Yoon, MSc Graduate Student
Jaspreet Jain, Project Manager
Topic: Personalized Tranplant Care
April 18, 2024
Work in Progress
Olivia Auclair, MSc Graduate Student
Supervisor: Sergio Burgos
Topic: The nutrition, health, and climate impacts of partially substituting red and processed meat or dairy with plant protein foods in Canadian diets
Jesse Islam, PhD Graduate Student
Supervisor: Rob Sladek
Topic: A data driven approach to metabolic multi-omics analysis: study design, interactions, mixed effects and gate-keeping