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BCHM 421/422

SSP Project/Supervisor Selection:

Step 1: You will find all projects listed on our website beginning December 16, 2022. You will have an opportunity to go through them over the holidays to see where your interest is. 

Step 2: Once you return in January, you should arrange to meet with potential supervisors to ask questions about the lab and research project.  (Please note: Supervisors would not be able to guarantee during the discussions that you would selected into their lab).

Step 3: You can go to this document to rank your top three selections. The document will open on January 5, 2023 and close at 4pm on January 27, 2023. We will endeavor to do our best to give you one of your choices.  Please only submit your choices once.

Step 4: In the case where more than one person have listed the same supervisor for 1st choices, the supervisor will be given the opportunity to choose. Keep in mind that there is no guarantees or promises given to students in advance of our decision. You will know by February 17, 2023 who your supervisor will be and which project you will be working on.

Step 5: Once final marks in May have been received we will ensure that everyone meets the requirements to be in BCHM 421 and BCHM 422.

PREREQUISITE: Level 4 and (registration in a BCHM Specialization Plan) and (a cumulative GPA of 2.9 in BCHM 313/3.0, BCHM 315/3.0, BCHM 316/3.0, BCHM 317/6.0, BCHM 218/3.0). 

Participating Faculty 2023-2024

SUPERVISOR

PROJECT TITLE

Abraham, Sheela Investigating cellular plasticity as the first step in haematological transformation
Allingham, John #1 Targeting the mitotic kinesin Kip3 in candida albicans as a novel antifungal strategy
Allingham, John #2 Structural basis for adhesin involvement in biofilm formation by Candida albicans
Brennan, Faith Neuroinflammation of spinal cord injury
Brockhausen, Inka #1 Role of glycans in bacteria-host interactions
Brockhausen, Inka #2 Role of lipids in alpha-synuclein aggregation
Capicciotti, Chantelle Cellular Glyco-Engineering to investigate Glycan-Siglec binding interactions
Chan, Edmond Targeting mitochondira inner membranes to inhibit cancer metabolism
Craig, Andrew & Gaudreau, Pierre-Olivier Develop a lung cancer/T cell co-culture model for testing new combination cancer immunotherapies
Craig, Andrew Genome editing studies of C19MC+ melanomas to identify functions and targets of C19MC miRNAs

Davies, Peter #1

Structure-function relationships in ice-nucleation proteins

Davies, Peter #2

Limb girdle muscular dystrophy mutations in the calpain-3 protease

Ghasemlou, Nader

Biophysics of sensory neurons

Howe, Graeme Identification and optimization of novel nylon degrading enzymes from thermophilic bacteria
Maurice, Donald

The Primary Cilium: A Hyper-localized Compartment for cAMP Signaling

Plaxton, William What protein kinase catalyzes regulatory phosphorylation of glutamate decarboxylase-1 in Pi-resupplied Arabidopsis thaliana?
Ross, Avena Investigating the biosynthesis of tambjamine natural products
Smith, Steve Structural and functional analyses of KLF-associated transcriptional networks associated with cardiac development and disease
Snedden, Wayne Investigating calcium signal transduction in plants

Participating Faculty 2022-2023

SUPERVISOR

PROJECT TITLE

Allingham, John Dissection of the ATPase cycle of kinesin-8 at the microtubule plus end
Capicciotti, Chantelle Investigating Cellular Glyco-Engineering with Sialyltransferases
Chan, Edmond Targeting Mitochondrial fusion in cancer cell metabolism and cell death regulation
Craig, Andrew Developing a co-culture model for testing cancer immunotherapies targeting TGF-β and immune checkpoint inhibitors

Davies, Peter #1

Structure-function relationships in ice-binding proteins

Davies, Peter #2

Structure-function relationships in ice nucleation proteins

Davies, Peter #3 Limb girdle muscular dystrophy mutations and calpain-3 protease binding to titin
Howe, Graeme

Identification and optimization of novel plastic degrading enzymes from thermophilic bacteria

Jia, Zongchao #1

Polyphosphate in bacterial virulence and mammalian physiology

Jia, Zongchao #2

Structural Investigations and Characterization of an Atypical Alpha-Kinase, Eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 Kinase

Maurice, Donald #1

The Primary Cilium: A Hyper-localized Compartment for cAMP Signaling-1

Maurice, Donald #2 The Primary Cilium: A Hyper-localized Compartment for cAMP Signaling-2
Ormiston, Mark Tracking bone morphogenetic protein signaling for the manipulation of blood vessel growth
Petkovich, Martin Vitamin A regulation of skin barrier formation
Ross, Avena Investigating the biosynthesis of tambjamine natural products
Snedden, Wayne Investigating calcium signal transduction in plants