Student Presentations

Tuesday seminars will consist of short student presentations on their summer research project. This is an excellent opportunity to practice speaking in front of colleagues, and will facilitate the sharing of data and research results. Supervisors and colleagues are welcome to attend and assist with questions.

For more Meinformation on preparing your student presentations, including length, format and requirements refer to the Preparing your Student Presentation guide.


Tuesday, June 12 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Christine Cheung, Undergraduate Student, University of California. Priatel Research TeamEffects of Oral Antigens on T cell Development in Thymus

Nicole Hemphill, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Harris Research Team. A QuESTT: Activity, Quality of life, and Executive function Study in Teens and Tykes

Ziqi Liu, Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto. Robinson Research Team. Cross-cohort level analysis of biological and technical factors in placental DNA methylation data

James Sader, Undergraduate Student, University of Victoria. Vallance Research Team. Improving the intestinal environment: A potential therapy for IBD

Wendy LiUndergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Mah Research Team. Cultural differences in parents' knowledge and attitudes on child attention difficulties

Moderated by Dr. Nicholas Caron, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hayden Research Team

Tuesday, June 19 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Amy Ker, Undergraduate Student, McGill University. Lang Research Team. Effects of Antipsychotics and Exercise on the Entorhinal Cortex

Ana Pozas, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Harris Research Team. Twin Study: Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Twins Discordant for Congenital Heart Disease

Paige Muir, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Vercauteren Research Team Improving Biobank Processes at BC Women's Hospital

Tina Madani Kia, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Jacobson Research Team. The Impact of Baseline Gut Microbiota Composition on DSS Susceptibility in a Murine Model

Mimi Kuan, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Harris Research Team. PAASS: Physical Activity and Aortic Stiffness Study

Moderated by Dr. Robin van der Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wasserman Research Team

Tuesday, June 26 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Thomas Hoang, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Finlay Research Team. Bacterial Metabolism as a Contributor to Environmental Enteric Dysfunction

Monica Lai, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Harris Research Team. How well do children with congenital heart disease understand their condition?

Melody Salehzadeh, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Devlin Research TeamLong-term metabolic effects of neonatal sucrose treatment.

Janine Xu, Undergraduate Student, McGill University. Vallance Research Team. Sigirr function in the control of intestinal gut mucus barrier

Ryan Yan, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Mayer & Robertson Research Teams. Evaluating Maternal and fetal Markers of Adverse placental outcomes (EMMA) – a review of specialized clinical management and outcomes

Moderated by Dr. Joannie Allaire, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vallance Research Team

Tuesday, July 3 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Rebecca Lim, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Devlin Research Team. Effects of Maternal Obesity and Folic Acid Supplementation on Offspring Metabolic Health

Nahae Kim, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Verchere Research TeamTargeting the NLRP3 Inflammasome as a Potential Treatment for Diabetes

Meilin An, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Hoffman Research Team. Trithorax Group Complex binding partners in mature beta cells ​
 
Stephen Siu, Undergraduate Student. Ting Research Team. NSAID, Antibiotics and PDA

Samantha Pawer, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Jung Research Team. Gap Analysis of Laboratory Normal Values Throughout Pregnancy

Kai Zhu, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Verchere Research TeamPost-translational modification of pancreatic beta cell hormones in diabetes

Moderated by Dr. Natalie Goulter, Postdoctoral Fellow, McMahon Research Team

Tuesday, July 10 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Jocelyn Kerr, Undergraduate Student, University of Western Ontario. Collet Research Team. Physical Activity Strategies to Enhance Children’s Development and Families’ Resilience: A Knowledge Translation Collaboration with BC Special Olympics

Avarna Fernandes, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Coelho Research Team. Improvements in Functional Impairments in Youth with Eating Disorders: Effectiveness of a Pediatric Day Treatment Program

Iris Lee, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Devlin Research Team. Maternal Exercise During Pregnancy and Offspring Adiposity

Mack Blydt-Hansen, Undergraduate Student, Queen's University. Amed Research Team. Driving Health Care Improvement in Pediatric Diabetes in British Columbia – harnessing the power of data and benchmarking

Tara Gholamian, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Blydt-Hansen Research TeamEstimating GFR and chronic kidney disease progression in children using urinary metabolic profiling 

Moderated by Dr. Genelle Healey, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vallance & Jacobson Research Teams

Tuesday, July 17 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Amanda Hage-Hassan, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Woodward Research Team. Reduced Functional Connectivity During Controlled Semantic Integration in Schizophrenia

Maye Cheng, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Lavoie Research Team. Single-cell analysis of immune cells during fetal ontogeny

Paul Clerc, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Goldman Research Team. A Randomized Control Trial of Virtual Reality vs Standard of Care for Comfort During Minor Plastic Surgery in Children

Christine Lukac, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Ogilvie Research Team. Impact of the human papillomavirus immunization program on trends in anogenital warts in British Columbia, Canada from 2000 to 2017

Rohan Kakkar, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Hursh Research Team. Barriers in Adhering to Gluten-Free Diet in Children with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease

Moderated by  Dr. Robert Selles , Postdoctoral Fellow, Stewart Research Team

Thursday, July 19 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Michelle Lee, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Lynn Research Team. Comparing the single-cell transcriptomic changes in human and mouse pancreatic endocrine cells in response to glucose stimulation and calcium signaling 

Alexandra Franiek, Medical Student, St. Andrew's University, Blydt-Hansen Research Team. Urinary pharmacometobolomics to develop a non-invasive test for mycophenolate mofetil drug exposure

Rebecca Lin, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Portales-Casamar Research Team. Identifying suicidality using natural language processing

Farnaz Javadian, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Giaschi Research Team. Do motion perception and binocular function share common processing mechanisms?

Sean Wong, Medical Student, University of Western Ontario. Murthy Research Team. How does transport time impact ICU patient outcomes

Moderated by Dr. Katelynn Boerner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dhariwal Research Team

Friday, July 20 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Cara Mayer, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Karakochuk Research TeamExamining folate supplementation guidelines for children with sickle-cell anemia.

Meghan Boersma,Undergraduate Student, Baylor University. Loock Research Team. Surgical Correction of VPD in Children with 22q11.2DS

Michaela Skarlicki, Undergraduate Student, Western University. Arneja Research Team. Outcomes of Pharyngeal Flap Surgery for Patients with Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Justin Fong, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Brown Research TeamA prospective, observational pilot study of non-invasive microcirculation monitoring using near-infrared absorption spectrophotometry (NIRS) during scoliosis correction surgery

Anmar Batawi, Undergraduate Student, Umm Al-Qura University. Armstrong Research Team. Retrospective analysis of cardiac adaptation in heart transplant pediatrics recipients 

Moderated by Dr. Robin van der Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wasserman Research Team

Tuesday, July 24 | 12:00-1:00pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education

Chris Tang, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Sly Research Team. Investigating the contribution of bacteria to ileal inflammation in SHIP-deficient mice

Sofía Zhang-Jiang
, Undergraduate Student, McMaster University. Synnes Research Team. Vignettes to evaluate parental perception of severity of disability

Stephanie Bourne
, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Robillard Research Team. Improving patient experience in pediatric surgery: lessons from the National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data

Nicole Ng
, Medical Student, University of British Columbia. Yong Research Team. Endometriosis and negative perception of the medical profession 

Habibur Rahman
, Undergraduate Student, University of British Columbia. Gantt Research Team. Understanding B cell activation in relation to Kaposi's Sarcoma

Moderated by Dr. Emily Schaeffer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mulpuri Research Team