Graduate Program News and Updates

— Heather Cheadle-Yamamoto, Graduate Program Coordinator

— Dr. Hélène Côté, Graduate Advisor & Program Director

PALM Graduate Program Awards Sub-Committee

The PALM Graduate Program Awards Sub-Committee is looking for regular members. All faculty members of the department are encouraged to apply. The committee is responsible for allocating stipends and various awards to qualified students, as well as nomination of students for provincial and national awards. It serves the important function of attracting, retaining, and financially supporting students in our department during their MSc and PhD programs. Responsibilities for the members of the Awards Committee include reviewing of applications and ranking of the applicants. No written report is required for the reviews, the adjudicators just need to rank the applications. This significantly reduces the amount of time demanded from the adjudicators. We have about 3-4 rounds of applications per year. On average, an adjudicator spends about 2-3 hours reviewing applications per round of competition. The term of appointment is 2 years, and the appointment is renewable. We look forward to seeing enthusiastic responses to this announcement.

— If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Chun Seow, Chair of the PALM Graduate Program Awards Sub-Committee by email at by Friday, April 1st, 2022.

Congratuations to the 2021 Winners of the CIHR Awards!

Elyn Rowe, Vanier Canada Scholarship & Killam Doctoral Travel Award

Marie Soleil Smith, CIHR Doctoral Award & Killam Doctoral Travel Award

Madeline Lauener,CIHR Masters Award

Fang Fang Li, CIHR Masters Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners of the PATH Departmental Awards!

Brett Collinge
4 Year Fellowship
Jennifer Cooper
BC Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Graduates in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine!

Student Degree Thesis/Dissertation Title
Farhia Abdullahi MSc Assessment of anti-ganglioside antibodies in serum of patients exhibiting different types of multiple sclerosis disease in comparison to healthy controls
Rana Jafari-Minab MSc Epstein-Barr virus infection and its lifelong autoimmune ramifications in developed and developing nations
Hakwoo Lee MSc Decoding the patterns of clonal dynamics in breast cancer metastasis using single-cell sequencing in patient-derived xenograft models
Rachel Dunn MSc Placenta mitochondrial DNA mutation burden and the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women living with HIV
Alberto Delaidelli PhD The impact of translation control of protein synthesis on neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma progression
Tim Xue PhD Enteroviral infection in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Chris Wang PhD Investigating the role of oncofetal chondroitin sulfate in cancer biology and optimizing rVAR2 technology for cancer
Farhia Kabeer PhD Dynamics of single cell genomes and transcriptomes in response to chemotherapies
Yasir Mohamud PhD Coxsackievirus B3 subversion of the autophagy pathway