PhD Defense – Roles of long non-coding RNAs in Skeletal Muscle Development and Disease

Naghmeh Nikpoor from Dr. Robert Sladek’s group will be defending her PhD on Wednesday October 18th at 3:00pm
in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, Room W-315 F

Here is a cool ScienceDirect piece about ncRNA and skeletal muscle regeneration

And a scientific paper on ncRNA as regulators in skeletal muscle and development

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PhD Defense – Transcriptional regulation of cachetic liver and locus-specific chromatin proteomics

Kezhuo (Steven) Zhang will defend Tomorrow (October 11th) 3pm in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, Room W-315 F

Steven is a student of Dr. Robert Sladek at the Genome Center

A bit more about Liver cachexia from ScienceDaily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130114101734.htm

(Sorry for the late notice)

PhD Defense – Studying complex traits in the post-GWAS era

Andréanne Morin will defend her PhD research this Friday October 6 at 3pm  in Room N7/1 (Stewart Bio). Her full title is: “Studying complex traits in the post-GWAS era: applications to investigate asthma and allergy-related traits”.

To curb your curiosity until then, here are a few interesting readings:

The Genetics of Asthma and Allergic Disease: A 21st Century Perspective

The Atopic March: Progression from Atopic Dermatitis to Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma