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BCHM 421/422

SSP Project/Supervisor Selection:

Step 1: You will find all projects listed on our website beginning December 15, 2023. You will have an opportunity to go through them over the holidays to see where your interest is. 

Step 2: Once you return in January, you should arrange to meet with potential supervisors to ask questions about the lab and research project.  (Please note: Supervisors would not be able to guarantee during the discussions that you would selected into their lab).

Step 3: You can go to this document to rank your top three selections (document link TBA). The document will open on January 4, 2024 and close at 4pm on January 26, 2024. We will endeavor to do our best to give you one of your choices.  Please only submit your choices once.

Step 4: In the case where more than one person have listed the same supervisor for 1st choices, the supervisor will be given the opportunity to choose. Keep in mind that there is no guarantees or promises given to students in advance of our decision. You will know by February 16, 2024 who your supervisor will be and which project you will be working on.

Step 5: Once final marks in May have been received we will ensure that everyone meets the requirements to be in BCHM 421 and BCHM 422.

PREREQUISITE: Level 4 and (registration in a BCHM Specialization Plan) and (a cumulative GPA of 2.9 in BCHM 313/3.0, BCHM 315/3.0, BCHM 316/3.0, BCHM 317/6.0, BCHM 218/3.0). 

Participating Faculty 2023-2024

Supervisor Project Title
Brennan, Faith

Neuroinflammation of spinal cord injury

Davies, Peter #1 Preventing bacterial infections by blocking adhesins
Davies, Peter #2 Structure-function relationships in ice nucleation proteins
Maurice, Donald The Primary Cilium: A Hyper-localized Compartment for cAMP Signaling
Zongchao, Jia His- and Lys-repeat protein modification by polyphosphate and regulation of protein function

Participating Faculty 2023-2024



Abraham, Sheela Investigating cellular plasticity as the first step in haematological transformation
Allingham, John #1 Targeting the mitotic kinesin Kip3 in candida albicans as a novel antifungal strategy
Allingham, John #2 Structural basis for adhesin involvement in biofilm formation by Candida albicans
Brennan, Faith Neuroinflammation of spinal cord injury
Brockhausen, Inka #1 Role of glycans in bacteria-host interactions
Brockhausen, Inka #2 Role of lipids in alpha-synuclein aggregation
Capicciotti, Chantelle Cellular Glyco-Engineering to investigate Glycan-Siglec binding interactions
Chan, Edmond Targeting mitochondira inner membranes to inhibit cancer metabolism
Craig, Andrew & Gaudreau, Pierre-Olivier Develop a lung cancer/T cell co-culture model for testing new combination cancer immunotherapies
Craig, Andrew Genome editing studies of C19MC+ melanomas to identify functions and targets of C19MC miRNAs

Davies, Peter #1

Structure-function relationships in ice-nucleation proteins

Davies, Peter #2

Limb girdle muscular dystrophy mutations in the calpain-3 protease

Ghasemlou, Nader

Biophysics of sensory neurons

Howe, Graeme Identification and optimization of novel nylon degrading enzymes from thermophilic bacteria
Maurice, Donald

The Primary Cilium: A Hyper-localized Compartment for cAMP Signaling

Plaxton, William What protein kinase catalyzes regulatory phosphorylation of glutamate decarboxylase-1 in Pi-resupplied Arabidopsis thaliana?
Ross, Avena Investigating the biosynthesis of tambjamine natural products
Smith, Steve Structural and functional analyses of KLF-associated transcriptional networks associated with cardiac development and disease
Snedden, Wayne Investigating calcium signal transduction in plants