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 – 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

Become (perhaps) a Champion: Register for Intramurals

We hope you all are excited for another year in the human genetics department. Why not maintain momentum and high energy through the semester by playing a recreational sport with your peers! All skill levels are welcome! We will be funding an intramural 7v7 soccer team and volleyball team this year at half cost. Depending on the number of participants, those activities should be available for 5-10$ for the season.

If you are interested in joining us for one or both of these sports teams this fall semester, please send us an email at hgssmcgill@gmail.com by Friday, September 22, 2017, so that we can finalize the costs for each member and register you online for the team.

Enrique Gamero Estevez will also be putting together a basketball team so if you would like to join that team please send him an email at Enrique.gameroestevez@mail.mcgill.ca for further details.

Looking forward to seeing you all out on the field/court!