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September 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 9

One Health

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has introduced a new Honors Specialization module in One Health that will lead to graduation with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree.  This unique module is created in collaboration with the Departments of Sociology and Geography in the Faculty of Social Science to enrich the education and research experience of BMSc students. One Health is an interdisciplinary approach that recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Read more

Genomics big data research in Ontario

Congratulations to Dr. Art Poon, the recipient of $205,365 in funding from Genome Canada’s 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition.  Read more

PaLM clothing now available!

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is selling a new line of PaLM clothing. All orders must be in by October 12, 2016.  Read more

Turning the page on scientific curiosity

Katie Moisse, PhD'09, may have traded her lab equipment for a pen and paper, but science has remained the journalist's true calling.  Read more

News Stories

Update In PathologyPaLM welcomes BMSc students

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine extends a warm welcome to our newest group of 4th year BMSc Honors Specialization in Pathology students.  Read more
Update In PathologyWelcome Dr. Mohammad Ali Esmaeili

I am here in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine, working under the supervision of Dr. Martin Duennwald exploring the role of protein misfolding, aging, and cellular quality control in human diseases.  Read more
Update In PathologyWelcome Dr. Dong Zheng

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Dong Zheng a new postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Tianqing Peng’s Lab.  Read more 
Update In PathologyAudrey-Ann Evetts completes her MSc Thesis

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Audrey-Ann Evetts who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.  Read more
Update In PathologyZachary Kerr completes his MSc Thesis

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Zachary Kerr, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.  Read more
Update In PathologyPSI Foundation Resident Research Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Cecchini, recipient of a 2016 PSI Foundation Resident Research Grant.  Read more
Update In PathologyResearching and Walking to make ALS a treatable disease

On the morning of September 24th the Duennwald lab came together to support the Walk for ALS in London's Springbank Garden park.  Read more
Update In PathologyWPA Bake Sale

September 12th, the WPA hosted a bake sale at the Medical Sciences Building to support our social and academic events for the upcoming school year.  Read more

Upcoming Events

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Zhong Seminar - October

"Examining recent virus epidemics under the lens of phylogenetics"

Speaker: Dr. Art Poon
Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - LHSC UH Auditorium B | Click here
Research Seminar

"Microbiota and mental health: gut bacteria influences brain structure and behaviour"

Speaker: Dr. Jane Foster
Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - HSA, Room 101 | Click here
Research Seminar

"Reaching an(d) Age: Motor function and Plasticity over the Lifespan"

Speaker: Dr. George F. Wittenberg
Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - HSA, Room 101 | Click here


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