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BCHM 421/422

SSP Project/Supervisor Selection:

Step 1: You will find all projects listed on our website beginning December 17, 2021. 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 are encouraged to meet with potential supervisors if you have questions about the lab and research project.  Supervisors will not be able to guarantee you will be selected to their lab.

Step 3: You can go to this document: TBA to rank your top three selections. The document will open on January 4, 2022 and close at 4pm on January 28, 2022. 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 15, 2022 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 2021-2022

SUPERVISOR

PROJECT TITLE

Capiciotti, Chantelle Developing Antibody-drug conjugate through site-specific Glycoengineering
Chan, Edmond #1 Investigating mitochondrial fusion in cancer cell metabolism and downstream stress responses
Chan, Edmond #2 Mechanisms of SARS-CoV2 in the subversion of mitochondrial anti-viral immunity
Craig, Andrew A novel melanoma subtype defined by chromosome 19 miRNA cluster expression
Craig, Andrew & Allingham, John Developing novel actin-targeting antibody drug conjugates for metastatic cancers

Davies, Peter #1

Antimicrobial strategies by blocking bacterial adhesion

Davies, Peter #2

Structure-function relationships in ice nucleation proteins

Ghasemlou, Nader #1 In silico and in vivo approaches to identify novel pain mediators
Ghasemlou, Nader #2 Neuropeptide control of immune cell recruitment and activation
Howe, Graeme

Engineering a ‘self-sufficient’ Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase

Jia, Zongchao #1

Structure-guided inhibition of polyphosphate kinases in P. aeruginosa as a novel antivirulence approach

Jia, Zongchao #2

Structure and functional insights into the alpha-kinase eEF2K and its regulation

Mueller, Christopher #1 A blood test for directing Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer
Mueller, Christopher #2 A blood test for Prostate Cancer, replacing PSA
Mueller, Christopher #3 A blood test for Breast Cancer, replacing mammography
Mueller, Christopher #4 A blood test for Pancreatic cancer
Ormiston, Mark Manipulating blood vessel growth in the lung using bone morphogenetic proteins
Ross, Avena Investigating the biosynthesis of tambjamine natural products
Snedden, Wayne Investigating calcium signal transduction in plants

Participating Faculty 2020-2021:

SUPERVISOR

PROJECT TITLE

Allingham, John Investigating the roles of kinesin motors in stress adaptation by Candida albicans
Allingham, John #2 Kinesins that control actin polymerization dynamics in cancer cells
Capicciotti, Chantelle Investigating cellular glycan-protein interactions with photo-crosslinking probes
Chan, Edmond Modulating mitochondrial dynamics to target breast cancer cells
Cote, Graham Studies on the alpha-kinase family of protein kinases
Craig, Andrew A novel melanoma subtype defined by chrosome 19 miRNA cluster expression
Craig, Andrew & Allingham, John Developing novel actin-targeting antibody drug conjugates for metastatic cancers

Davies, Peter #1

 Discovery of new ligand-binding domains in bacterial adhesins

Davies, Peter #2

Structure-function relationships in ice nucleation proteins

Ghasemlou, Nader #1 Circadian control of neuroimmunity and chronic pain
Ghasemlou, Nader #2 Neuroimmune control of postoperative pain

Jia, Zongchao #1

Structure-guided inhibition of polyphosphate kinase in P. aeruginosa as a novel antivirulence approach

Jia, Zongchao #2

Polyphosphate biosynthesis as a virulence factor determinant in multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens

Jia, Zongchao #3 Structural and functional characterization of biosynthesis of Coenzyme Q
Mueller, Christopher #1 A blood test for pancreatic cancer
Mueller, Christopher #2 A blood test for directing immunotherapy in lung cancer
Mueller, Christopher #3 A blood test for prostate cancer, replacing PSA
Mueller, Christopher #4 A blood test for breast cancer, replacing mammography
Ormiston, Mark Examining the contribution of Activin Type II Receptors to the pathological endothelial cell phenotype in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Plaxton, William

Molecular, regulatory, and functional properties of key enzymes of plant carbohydrate and phosphate metabolism

Ross, Avena Investigating the biosynthesis of tambjamine natural products
Smith, Steven Engineering designer enzyme complexes for directed production of biomass-based high-value chemicals

Snedden, Wayne

Investigating calcium signal transduction in plants

Zechel, David The mechanisms and substrate specificities of the phosphonate degrading enzymes PhnY and PhnZ