Join Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard in conversation with McMaster University researchers Dawn Bowdish and Andrew Costa about the impact of COVID-19 and its implications for older Canadians.
Jessica Breznik (co-supervised by Dr. Deborah Sloboda) won the “Best Presentation by a PhD student” while Pat Schenck (co-supervised by Dr. Mike Surette) won runner up! What a wonderful tribute to their skills in both research and communication – well done!
Dr. Bowdish speaks about the role of the microbiome in inflammation and healthy/unhealthy aging (starting at 26:02). Other speakers include Dr. Luigi Ferrucci from the NIH Institute of Aging and Dr. James Kirkland who speaks about clinical trials testing senolytics.
Congratulations Sara for winning the Gerald T Simons award for her presentation at the Microscopical Society of Canada and Microscopical Society of America (M&M2018) in Baltimore.
To read her award winning abstract, click here.
Well it was an impressive show even for our over achieving lab! Bowdish lab undergraduates (Netusha Thevaranjan, Dessi Loukov, James Han), graduate students (Kyle Novakowski, Mike Dorrington, Fan Fei), post-docs (Dr. Chris Verschoor) and associates (Fiona Whelan, Dr. Jennifer Stearns, Michelle Pinto) all got selected to present posters at the IIDR trainee day. James Han won the IIDR Award of Excellence for best poster by an undergraduate and Dr. Jennifer Stearns brought home the award for best poster by a post-doc. Avee Naidoo was selected to give a talk only 6 weeks into her graduate degree and Dr. Chris Verschoor won the Gulliver award ($1000!) for the best oral presentation by a post-doc. What a great day!
For a complete album of photos, click here.
The Thorbecke award was created by the SLB to honor G. Jeanette Thorbecke, M. D., Ph.D., and Professor of Pathology at the New York University School of Medicine, who tragically died in a swimming accident in November 2001. The award is intended for a deserving young female investigator working in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms of host defense and inflammation.
As part of the award, Dawn will present recent work from the Bowdish lab at the 2011 SLB meeting in Kansas City, MO entitled “Age-Associated Changes in Monocyte/Macrophage Function Predispose the Elderly to Infectious Disease”, to be presented on Thursday September 22, 2011 at 4:45pm. In addition she will be giving a second talk at 5:15 Sept 23 in the “Hematopoiesis under Pressure” section.
Many prestigious early career scientists have received this award and Dawn is honoured to be counted among them. Dawn would like to express her thanks to all those who nominated her.
Click here for the article on the McMaster Daily News.
The Bowdish lab attended the University of Western Ontario’s Infection & Immunity Research Forum. Alicja Puchta had her abstract chosen for an oral presentation, which was very well received. Fiona Whelan, Zhongyuan Tu and Sarah Chauvin presented a poster that one the Biorad award for the best graduate poster for students in their degree program less than 6 months and Mike Dorrington and Alex Jiang won the e-bioscience award, again for the best poster for students in their degree program for less than 6 months. Fabulous start to grad school, team!
Dawn will be visiting her alma mater & speaking on her recent work.
If you missed the talk, check out http://www.fejes.ca/ (link) for a synopsis.