Trainee Awards 2018

4th Annual Meeting of the BSC, Vancouver, May 2018

Best Poster Awards

Left to right: John Baenziger, Jenifer Thewalt, Stephen Large, Chloe Gerak, Spencer Smyth, Alaa Al-Shaer, J. Andrew Alexander, Haydee Mesa Galloso, Marvin Gunawan, Franco Li, Rikard Blunk, Suzana Straus. Not shown: Daniel Berard, Catherine Byrne, Caitlin Cornell, Chapin Korosec, Chantelle Leveille.
J. Andrew Alexander, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia
  • Supervisor: Dr. Natalie C.J. Strynadka
  • Work presented: Structural and Kinetic Analysis of Penicillin-Binding Protein 4 (PBP4)-Mediated Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

  • Alaa Al-Shaer, Department of Physics and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Nancy R. Forde
  • Work presented: Exploring the Molecular Properties of Collagen Type IV with Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Daniel Berard, Department of Physics, McGill University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Sabrina R. Leslie
  • Work presented: Miniaturized Flow cell with pneumatically-actuated vertical nanoconfinement

  • Catherine Byrne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia
  • Supervisor: Dr. Soren Gantt
  • Work presented: Mathematical modeling of oral Epstein-Barr virus shedding

  • Caitlin Cornell, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
  • Supervisor: Dr. Sarah L. Keller
  • Work presented: Tuning Length-Scales of Small Domains in Cell-Derived Membranes and Synthetic Model Membranes

  • Chloe Gerak, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia
  • Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence P. McIntosh
  • Work presented: Wanted: Small Molecule Inhibitors of ETV6 PNT Domain Polymerization

  • Haydee Mesa-Galloso, Department of Biological Sciences and Centre for Molecular Simulation, University of Calgary
  • Supervisor: Dr. D. Peter Tieleman
  • Work presented: Understanding the Pore-Forming Mechanism of Oeptides Derived from the N-Terminus of Sticholysin

  • Marvin Gunawan, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Glen F. Tibbits
  • Work presented: Optical Mapping of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiac Tissues as a Platform for in vitro Drug Testing

  • Chapin Korosec, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Nancy R. Forde
  • Work presented: Synthesis and Characterization of the Lawnmower: An Artificial Protein-Based Molecular Motor

  • Stephen Large, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
  • Supervisor: Dr. David A. Sivak
  • Work presented: Using a System’s Equilibrium Behavior to Reduce Its Energy Dissipation in Non-Equilibrium Processes

  • Chantelle Leveille, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
  • Supervisor: Dr. Sarah L. Keller
  • Work presented: Investigating the Role of Ergosterol in Phase Separation of Yeast Vacuole Membranes

  • Franco Li, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia
  • Supervisor: Dr. Natalie C.J. Strynadka
  • Work presented: Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Wall Teichoic Acid Biosynthetic and Degradative Enzymes

  • Spencer Smyth, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
  • Supervisor: Dr. Claudiu C. Gradinaru
  • Work presented: Probing the Conformational Dynamics of the Disordered 4E-BP2 Protein in Different Phosphorylation States Using Single-Molecule Fluorescence

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