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February 2015
Volume 2 | Issue 2

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day 2015

Save the Date!

We are very excited to inform you that our departmental research day, 2015 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day, will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015.  The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Nahum Sonenberg (McGill University).  Dr. Nahum Sonenberg is a world renowned researcher in the field of translation initiation in eukaryotes.  He discovered the mRNA cap-binding protein, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E), and has continued to explore the implications of his discovery and has provided critical insights into the role of eIF4E in health and disease. 

Notification of Oral or Poster presentation will be sent to you March 6, 2015.
Deadline for Submission of Poster is March 20, 2015.

Please check the website often for updates.

It’s not too late to get your own T-shirt, jacket or hoodie. If you are interested in buying one, please click on Read more.

Save the Date!  Advances in Practice of Cytopathology will take place on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. Read more.

Join us for London Health Research Day on Wednesday April 1, 2015, presented in partnership by Lawson Health Research Institute and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Read more

News Stories

Update In PathologyWestern Pathology Association (WPA) Valentine Candygrams

The Valentine's Day candygram event overseen by the Western Pathology Association (WPA) was a complete success. Faculty, students and staff members donned smiles as over 100 candygrams were sold and delivered. Proceeds go towards the execution of future social and academic events for the students within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Update In PathologyWestern Pathology Association (WPA) hosted Bowling Night

On January 27th, 2015, students of graduate research-based and Pathologists' Assistant programs came together for dinner followed by a night of bowling. This exciting event promoted intermingling between the two graduate program streams within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Read more.
Update In PathologyDr. Victor Prabhakaran is Retiring

It is with mixed emotions we announce that Dr. Victor Prabhakaran, Division Head of Biochemistry & Immunology and Core Labs & Point of Care Testing, will retire on February 27, 2015. Recruitment for his successor will start immediately. During the recruitment process, Dr. Vipin Bhayana will take on the role of Acting Division Head.
Update In PathologyNathan J. Johnston completes his  MSc Thesis

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Nathan J. Johnston, who has completed his MSc in Pathology. Dr. Wei-Ping Min is Nathan's MSc supervisor. The title of Nathan's Thesis is "miRNA Regulation of Programmed Cell Death-1 in T Cells: Potential Prognostic and Therapeutic Markers in Melanoma". Read more.


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  2. O’Connor K, Li-Chan, HH, Kalloger SE, Peixoto RD, Webber DL, Owen DA, Driman DK, Kirsch R, Serra S, Scudamore CH, Renouf DJ, Schaeffer DF.  Tumor Budding Is an Independent Adverse Prognostic Factor in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma  Am J Surg Pathol  [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1097/PAS. 0000333 PMID: 2563471
  3. Yan, Y, Zhang ZX, Lian D, Haig A, Bhattacharjee RN, Jevnikar AM.  IL-37 inhibits IL-18-induced tubular epithelial cell expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and renal ischemia-reperfusion injury  Kidney International  87 ( 2 ) pp. 396 – 408  DOI: 10.1038/ki.2014.295 PMID:  25207880
  4. Lanktree MB, Lanktree BB, Paré G, Waye JS, Sadikovic B, Crowther MA.  Examining the clinical use of hemochromatosis genetic testing.  Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  Volume 29, Issue 1, 1 January 2015, Pages 41-45.  PMID25706573.
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