Dr. Arsalan Alizadeh

 

E. L. Drewry Memorial

Lecture & Luncheon

 

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Theatre B,

Basic Medical Sciences Building

 

Dr. Arsalan Alizadeh

 

"Neuregulin-1, An Emerging Therapeutic Approach For Spinal Cord Injury"

 

Dr. Arsalan Alizadeh is a PhD candidate in Dr. Soheila Karimi's laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, and the Regenerative Medicine Program within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Arsalan also holds a Medical Degree from Iran.

Arsalan’s translational project has high implications for the treatment of spinal cord injury a devastating condition which poses major socioeconomic burden to the patients’ families and Canadian health care system. The main challenge is that injured spinal cord becomes progressively degenerated and dysfunctional over time. Moreover, the tissue environment in injured spinal cord is hostile for repair and regeneration due to severe inflammation and formation of scar tissue. Arsalan’s research has identified a molecule named Neuregulin-1 as a viable therapeutic strategy for spinal cord repair and regeneration by modulating inflammation and reducing scar formation. Most importantly, this treatment strategy leads to improved functional recovery in preclinical models. Arsalan’s research has garnered attention of the research community and selected as hot-topic in neurosciences by the Society for Neuroscience and earned many prestigious awards and scholarships. Arsalan’s future goal is to become a clinician scientist in the area of neurology. Receiving this award will help him to achieve his career goals.

 Reinhart Reitmeier

 

Distinguished Lecture

Date: June 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Theatre B,

Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.

Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier 

"The 10,000 PhDs Project at U of T- Where are they now? And how do you get there?"

 

Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine. He obtained his B.Sc. at Carleton University in 1972 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia in 1977. Following post-doctoral training at Harvard and the University of Toronto he obtained his first faculty position at the University of Alberta in 1980, moving to the University of Toronto in 1986. Dr. Reithmeier is known internationally for his lab’s research on anion transport membrane proteins in human health and disease. An award-winning lecturer and mentor, Dr. Reithmeier enjoys teaching introductory biochemistry to 1,000 undergraduate students every year, as well as upper level and graduate courses. As former Chair of Biochemistry and a Special Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies for graduate professional development, Dr. Reithmeier is dedicated to ensuring that graduate students have the skill set and network to be fully prepared to take advantage of the diverse job opportunities available to them in today’s global marketplace. His leadership was recognized in 2012 by election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 

 

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CIHR Career

Development Workshop

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 1:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Theatre B,

Basic Medical Sciences Building

 

 

 

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Manitoba Awards Ceremony

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Theatre B,

Basic Medical Sciences Building

 

 

 Qualico Family Centre

 

Social Evening

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Qualico Family Centre, 330 Assiniboine Park Drive, Winnipeg, MB

 

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