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

Sponsored by Avanti Polar Lipids Inc. and the Biophysical Society of Canada

Left to right: John Baenziger, Miranda Schmidt, Daniel Nino, Jessica Yu, Jenifer Thewalt. Not shown: Daniel Berard, Caitlin Cornell

Daniel Berard

  • PhD Candidate, Dept of Physics, McGill University, Canada
  • Supervisor: Dr. Sabrina Leslie, Dept of Physics, McGill University, Canada
  • Work presented: Miniaturized Flow Cell with Pneumatically-Actuated Vertical Nanoconfinement

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Caitlin E. Cornell

  • PhD Candidate, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Supervisor: Prof. Sarah L. Keller Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Work presented: Tuning Length Scales of Small Domains in Cell-Derived and Synthetic Model Membranes

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Daniel Nino

  • PhD candidate, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Supervisor: Dr. Joshua N. Milstein, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Work presented: Estimating Molecular Counts using Fluorophore Blinking Statistics

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Miranda Schmidt

  • Sessional lecturer, University of Guelph, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Jenifer Thewalt, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
  • Work presented:Investigating Interactions Between Lipids Involved in Drug Delivery

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Jessica Wu

  • PhD Candidate, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Supervisor: Dr. Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Work presented: Molecular Asymmetries Establish Tissue Boundaries during Drosophila Axis Elongation

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Biophysical Society Meeting, San Francisco, February 2018

Sponsored by Avanti Polar Lipids Inc. and BBA Biomembranes

Kyle Briggs

  • PhD Candidate, Dept of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Supervisor: Dr. Vincent Tabard-Cossa, Dept of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Work presented: Controlling Molecular Conformation Before Passage Through a Nanopore

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Rosa Kaviani

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Bioengineering department, McGill University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Allen J. Ehrlicher, Bioengineering department, McGill University
  • Work presented: FLNa AND FiLGAP Interactions Regulate the Contractility of Cells in Shear Stress

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Adree Khondker

  • Health Sciences Undergraduate Student, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Maikel C. Rheinstädter, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
  • Work presented: Membrane Cholesterol Reduces Polymyxin B Nephrotoxicity in Renal Membrane Analogues

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Mike Kirkness

  • PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB), Simon Fraser University
  • Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Forde, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
  • Work presented: Single-Molecule Assay for Proteolytic Susceptibility: Force-Induced Destabilization of Collagen's Triple Helix

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Spencer Smyth

  • MSc Candidate in Physics, University of Toronto
  • Supervisor: Dr. Claudiu Gradinaru, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Work presented: Probing Conformational Dynamics of 4E-BP2 using Single-Molecule Fluorescence

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Ximena Zottig

  • PhD Candidate, Chemistry Department, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Supervisor: Dr. Steve Bourgault, Chemistry Department, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Work presented: Electrostatic Interactions to Guide the Self-Assembly of Highly Ordered ‘Amyloid-Like’ Nanostructures

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