Chin-Sang Lab

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Curriculum Vitae

Academia

Research Experience

Teaching Experience 

Grants and Awards

Publications

Collaborations

Invited talks

Academic supervision 

Memberships

Contributions and Administration

References

 

Personal Information

Date of Birth: March 29th, 19XX

Place of Birth: Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I.Trinidad Flag

Nationality: Canadian Canadian Flag


 

Academia

Queen's logoProfessor

July 1st 2014 – Present   Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada 

0.5 Sabbatical: January- June 2015

Associate Professor

July 1st 2007 – June 30th 2014   Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada 

NCIC Research Scientist

2003 – 2009   Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada 

C. elegans Model for Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in Cancer Development.

Featured Researcher on the Canadian Cancer Society Website

Sabbatical: July 1st  2007- June 30th  2008.

January -June 2008: MCD Biology, UCSC, Santa Cruz CA 95064. Dr. Susan Strome’s Laboratory.

Assistant Professor

2001 – 2007  Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada 

UCSC logo Post Doctoral Fellow 

1997 – 2001   Department of Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

The study of Eph/Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans morphogenesis.

U of T logo Ph.D.

1991-1997      Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada    

Developmental Biology and Genetics (Sex Determination in C. elegans)

U of Waterloo logoB.Sc.

1986-1991     University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Honors Biology (Co-operative program)    

  


         

Research Experience

Principal Investigator: 2001-present: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada

Post Doctoral Fellow: 1997-2001:  Department of Biology, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew D. Chisholm

PhD Graduate Student: 1991-1997: Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew M. Spence

Rotation Student: Oct.-Dec., 1991: Mount Sinai Research Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Supervisor: Dr. John Roder

Research Technician: May-Aug., 1990 (work-term):  Allelix Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada (Now NPS Pharmaceuticals)

Supervisor:  George Z. Xu


 

Teaching Experience 

I love genetics biol205 logoJan.-April 2020: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL212 Scientific Methods in Biology Lecturer/Course coordinator Cells Module

Jan.-April 2020: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development. Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2019: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL212 Scientific Methods in Biology Lecturer/Course coordinator Cells Module

Sept.-Dec. 2019: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecturer/Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2019: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 532 Molecular Principles of Animal Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2019: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 955 Advanced studies in cell and molecular biology (Graduate Course)  Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2019: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development. Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2018: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecturer/Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2018: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development. Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2018: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 956 Advanced Studies in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Graduate Course) Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2017: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecturer/Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2016: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecturer/Course coordinator and double lecture (6 lectures/week for 12 weeks)

Jan.-April 2016: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development. Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2015: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecturer/Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2014: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 956 Advanced Studies in Molecular and Genetics (Graduate Course) Leccurer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2014: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecturer/Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2014: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 956 Advanced Studies in Molecular and Genetics (Graduate Course) Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2014: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development. Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2013: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics, Lecturer/Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2013: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development

Sept.-Dec. 2012: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics, Lecturer

Jan.-April 2012: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2012: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 532 Molecular Principles of Animal Development, ]Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2012: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 955 Molecular Neurodevelopment (Graduate Course), Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2011: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics, Lecturer/Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2011: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2010: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics, Lecturer/Course

Jan. April 2010: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2009: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 532 Molecular Principles of Animal Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec. 2009: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 955 Molecular Neurodevelopment (Graduate Course), Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan. April 2009: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2007: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2006: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecture/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2005: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer/ Course coordinator

Jan.-April 2004: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development, Lecturer / Course coordinator

Jan.–April 2003: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Molecular Genetics of Development

Lecturer / Course coordinator, Jan.-Apr. 2002: Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Course: BIOL 430 Cell Biology II, Lecturer / Course coordinator

Sept.-Dec., 1999: Department of Biology, UCSC, Santa Cruz CA, Course: BIO 105L   Bacterial Genetics Lab, Teaching Assistant

Course coordinator: Dr. Mike Dalbey

Sept.-Dec., 1995:  Department of Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Toronto, ON, Course: MGB430H Laboratory in Molecular Genetics, Teaching Assistant

Course coordinator: Dr. M. Gold

Sept.-Dec., 1994:  Department of Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Toronto, ON, Course: MGB430H Laboratory in Molecular Genetics, Teaching Assistant

Course coordinator: Dr. M. Gold

May-Aug., 1990:  Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, ON, Course: BIOL273 Introductory Human Physiology, Teaching Assistant

Course coordinator: Norm Scott

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Teaching Awards:

2014: Biology Innovation in Teaching Award (BITA).

2012: Nominated for the Frank Knox Excellence in Teaching Award.

2005: Nominated for Best Professor Award, Biology DSC and honorable mention at annual banquet.

 

Career Development Awards:

April 2013- March 2016: NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS)Program provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of superior research programs.

July 2003- June 2009: National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Research Scientist Award

Operating Grants:

CIHR logoOct. 2019-Sept. 2024: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Role of Insulin signaling in Neuronal Development. Operating Grant.

NSERC logoApril 2018- March 2023: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Neuronal and Epidermal Signaling during C. elegans Morphogenesis.   Discovery Grant.

CIHR logoOct. 2013-Sept. 2018: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Role of Eph and Insulin Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegansNeurodevelopment. Operating Grant.

NSERC logoApril 2013- March 2018: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Identification and characterization of genes that regulate morphogenesis. Discovery Grant.

CCSRI logoJuly 2010- June 2013: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI). Genetic Modifiers of the PTEN tumor suppressor in C. elegans. Operating Grant.

NSERC logoApril 2008- March 2013: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Genetics and Molecular Biology of Morphogenesis. Discovery Grant.

CIHR logoMay 2006-2009: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The role of Ephrin/Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis. Operating Grant

CIHR logoOct. 2005-2006:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The role of Ephrin/Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis. 1 Year bridging support.

NCIC logoJuly 2004-June 2007: Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) awarded through the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC).The role of the PTEN tumor suppressor ortholog in C. elegans Eph RTK signaling. 

CIHR logoMay 2002-2005:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The role of Ephrin/Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis.

NSERC logoApril 2003-March 2006: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Molecular Genetics of C. elegans Morphogenesis.

Equipment Grants:

CFI  logo2008-2009: Confocal Microscope for Biological Imaging. (Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund  CFI-LOF and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT).  (Co-PI with Drs. Craig Hawryshyn and Paul Young).

OIT logoSeptember 2002-May 2005: Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT). Molecular genetics and microscopy facility to study C. elegans morphogenesis.

March 2008: Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund  CFI-LOF and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) (with Drs. Craig Hawryshyn and Paul Young).  Confocal Microscope for Biological Imaging

Post Doctoral Fellowships:

HSFP logoApril 1998- April 2000: Human Frontiers Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Post Doctoral Fellowship 

Graduate Awards:

Molecular Genetics U of T logoSept., 1996- Aug., 1997: University of Toronto Open Doctoral Fellowship 

Province of Ontario logoSept., 1995-Aug., 1996: Ontario Graduate Scholarship 

1995: Martin Breitman Poster Award 

Molecular Genetics U of T logoMay-Aug., 1995: University of Toronto Open Doctoral Fellowship 

Province of Ontario logoMay, 1994-Apr., 1995: Ontario Graduate Scholarship 

1994: Martin Breitman Poster Award 

Province of Ontario logoMay, 1993-Apr., 1994: Ontario Graduate Scholarship 

Province of Ontario logoMay, 1992-Apr., 1993: Ontario Graduate Scholarship 

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Publications:

2020

Gen. Comp. Endocrinology logoBendena WG, Hui JHL, Chin-Sang I, Tobe SS (2020). Neuropeptide and microRNA Regulators of Juvenile Hormone Production. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2020.113507. PMID: 32413346 Review.

2018

Development logoShanqing Zheng, Zhi Qu, Michael Zanetti, Brandon Lam, Ian Chin-Sang (2018).  C. elegans PTEN and AMPK block neuroblast divisions by inhibiting a BMP-Insulin-PP2A-MAPK pathway. Development DOI: 10.1242/dev.166876

Dhillon, I., Momin, A. and Chin-Sang, I. (2018). GABA Receptor mutant gbb-1 accelerates morphological aging of GABA neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans. Micropublication: Biology

JBC logoShanqing Zheng, Hilton Chiu, Jeffrey Boudreau, Tony Papanicolaou, William Bendena, Ian Chin-Sang (2018) A functional study of all 40 C. elegans insulin-like peptides. The Journal of Biological Chemistry DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.004542

William Bendena  and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2018). Fine tuning of behaviors through neuropeptide signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans.  Invertebrate Endocrinology in press

Shanqing Zheng, Hilton Chiu, Jeffrey Boudreau, Tony Papanicolaou, William Bendena, Ian Chin-Sang (2018). A functional study of all 40 C. elegans insulin-like peptides. BioRxiv 336750; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/336750

2017

JOVE logoJason C. Campbell, Ian D. Chin-Sang, William G. Bendena (2017).  A Caenorhabditis elegans Nutritional-status Based Copper Aversion Assay.  Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

2016

Plos Genetics logoWalck-Shannon E, Lucas B, Chin-Sang I, Reiner D, Kumfer K, Cochran H, et al. (2016) CDC-42 Orients Cell Migration during Epithelial Intercalation in the Caenorhabditis elegans Epidermis. PLoS Genetics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1006415

Plos Genetics logoCampbell JC, Polan-Couillard LF, Chin-Sang ID, Bendena WG (2016). NPR-9, a Galanin-Like G-Protein Coupled Receptor, and GLR-1 Regulate Interneuronal Circuitry Underlying Multisensory Integration of Environmental Cues in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet. 2016 May 25;12(5):e1006050. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006050. PMID: 27223098 

Shanqing Zheng and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2016). C. elegans Methods to Study PTEN. Methods in Molecular Biology. ISBN 978-1-4939-3299-3

2014

Peptides logoJason C. Campbell, Ian D. Chin-Sang, William G. Bendena (2014). Mechanosensation circuitry in Caenorhabditis elegans: A focus on gentle touch. Peptides doi:10.1016/j.peptides.2014.12.004

Jun Liu , Ian D. Chin-Sang (2014). C. elegans as a model to study PTEN’s regulation and function. Methods. doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.12.009

Acta Crystalographica logoQiang Wei, Jun Liu, Nan Wang, Xiaoying Zhang, Jin Jin, Ian Chin-Sang, Jimin Zhenga and Zongchao Jia (2014). Structures of an Eph receptor tyrosine kinase and its potential activation mechanism.  Biological Crystallography. PMID: 25478832

Science Magazine logoPulido R, Baker SJ, Barata JT, Carracedo A, Cid VJ, Chin-Sang ID, Davé V, den Hertog J, Devreotes P, Eickholt BJ, Eng C, Furnari FB, Georgescu MM, Gericke A, Hopkins B, Jiang X, Lee SR, Lösche M, Malaney P, Matias-Guiu X, Molina M, Pandolfi PP, Parsons R, Pinton P, Rivas C, Rocha RM, Rodríguez MS, Ross AH, Serrano M, Stambolic V, Stiles B, Suzuki A, Tan SS, Tonks NK, Trotman LC, Wolff N, Woscholski R, Wu H, Leslie NR. A Unified Nomenclature and Amino Acid Numbering for Human PTEN (2014). Science  Signaling. PMID: 24985344

2013

Jordan D.S. Zelt, Ian D. Chin-Sang, Lois M. Mulligan (2013). A novel C. elegans animal model for human RET receptor function. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research AACR; Cancer Res 2013;73(8 Suppl): doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2013-1580

Plos One logoPaul P. Su; Foroozan Torki; Tony Papanicolaou; Jeff R. Boudreau; Ian D. Chin-Sang; William G Bendena. Caenorhabditis elegans neuropeptide genes nlp-5 and nlp-6 regulate locomotory and egg-laying behavior (accepted). PLoS ONE

Oncogene logoJun Liu, Stacy Visser-Grieve, Jeffrey Boudreau,  Benjamin Yeung, Samantha Lo, Gabriel Chamberlain, Fabian Yu, Tao Sun, Tony Papanicolau, Annie Lam, Xiaolong Yang, Ian Chin-Sang (2013). Insulin Activates the Insulin Receptor to Down-regulate the PTEN Tumor Suppressor. Oncogene.

JOVE logoOlivia Margie, Chris Palmer, and Ian Chin-Sang (2013). C. elegans Chemotaxis Assay. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

2012

Current BiologyAllison Lynch, Theresa Grana, Elisabeth Cox-Paulson, Anabelle Couthier, Michel Cameron, Ian Chin-Sang, Jonathan Pettitt, Jeff Hardin  (2012). A Genome-wide Functional Screen Shows MAGI-1 Is an L1CAM-Dependent Stabilizer of Apical Junctions in C. elegans.  Current Biology doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.08.024

WormBook logoMichael Miller and Ian Chin-Sang (2012). Eph Receptor Signaling in C. elegans. WormBook, ed. The C. elegans Research Community, WormBook, doi/10.1895/wormbook.1.7.1, http://www.wormbook.org..  

Frontiers in Endocrinology logoWilliam Bendena, Jason Campbell, Lian Zara, Stephen S Tobe, Ian Chin-Sang(2012). Select neuropeptides and their G-protein coupled receptors in Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. Frontiers in Experimental Endocrinology 3:93:1 doi: 10.3389/fendo.2012.00093.

Plos One logoWang, C., Chin-Sang, I., Bendena, W.G. (2012) The FGLamide-allatostatins influence foraging behaviour in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS ONE 7(4): e36059. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036059.

Plos Genetics logoAhmed Mohamed, Jeffrey Boudreau, Fabian Yu, Jun Liu and Ian D. Chin-Sang(2012). The Caenorhabditis elegans Eph receptor activates NCK and N-WASP, and inhibits Ena/VASP to regulate growth cone dynamics during axon guidance. PLoS Genetics 8(2): e1002513. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002513

Cell Death & Differentiation logoLi X, Johnson RW, Park D, Chin-Sang I, Chamberlin HM (2012). Somatic gonad sheath cells and Eph receptor signaling promote germ-cell death in C. elegans.  Cell Death Differ. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2011.192.

Anita Fernandez, Annie Lam, and Ian Chin-Sang. (2012) Real-time Embryogenesis in Live Caenorhabditis elegans Worms. The American  Physiological Society #R6064.

2011

Developmental Biology logoAhmed Mohamed and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2011). The C. elegans nck-1 gene encodes two isoforms and is required for neuronal guidance. Developmental Biology 354(1):55-66.

2009

 Developmental Cell logoSarah Brisbin, Jun Liu, Jeffrey Boudreau, Jimmy Peng, Marie Evangelista and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2009). A Role for C. elegans Eph RTK Signaling in PTEN Regulation. Developmental Cell 17(4): 459-469      [Science Editor's Choice] [Must Read Faculty of 1000] [Top 25 Hottest Article]

 

Ian Chin-Sang and Weiwei Zhong (2009). Using LEDs as a low-cost source to detect GFP and DsRED. Worm Breeder’s Gazette VOLUME 18, NUMBER 1:

2008

PNAS logo William G. Bendena, Jeffrey R. Boudreau, Tony Papanicolaou, Matt Maltby, Stephen S. Tobe  and  Ian D. Chin-Sang (2008). A Caenorhabditis elegans allatostatin/galanin-like receptor NPR-9 inhibits local search behaviour in response to feeding cues. PNAS 105(4):1339-42

2007

Sarah E. Brisbin and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2007) Analysis of DAF-18/PTEN in VAB-1 Eph RTK Signaling.  McGill J. Med. 10(2): 157-175.

2006

Developmental Biology logoMohamed A., and Chin-Sang, Ian D. (2006). Characterization of Loss-of-Function and Gain-of-Function Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans axon guidance and cell migration. Developmental Biology 290:1: 164-176. 

2005

Ian Chin-Sang (2005). The C. elegans VAB-1/Eph receptor tyrosine kinase functions with the SAX-3/Robo receptor during cell movements and axon guidance. Society for Developmental Biology 64th Annual Meeting. San Francisco California USA. Abstract Published Developmental Biology 283 (2): 575 

Development logoGhenea, S., Boudreau, J.R., Lague, N.P. and Chin-Sang, Ian D. (2005).  The VAB-1 Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase and SAX-3/Robo neuronal Receptors function together during C. elegans embryonic morphogenesis. Development132, 3679-3690).

Vivegananthan, Usha, Chin-Sang, Ian D., Lum, David and Spence, Andrew  M., (accepted). Analysis of mutations affecting the Caenorhabditis elegans ankyrin repeat sex determination protein, FEM-1. Genesis (2005)

2002

Development logoChin-Sang, Ian D.  Moseley S.L., Ding, M., Harrington, R.J., George, S.E., and Chisholm, A.D. (2002). The divergent C. elegans ephrin EFN-4 functions in embryonic morphogenesis in a pathway independent of the VAB-1 Eph Receptor. Development 129: 5499-5510. 

2000

Trends in Genetics logoChin-Sang, Ian D. and Chisholm, Andrew D. (2000).  Form of the worm: Genetics of Epidermal Morphogenesis in C. elegans.  Trends in Genetics. 16:(12) 544-551 [Cover Article]. 

1999

Cell logoChin-Sang, Ian D. George, S.E., Ding, M., Moseley, S.L., Lynch, A., and Chisholm, A.,D.,  (1999). The Ephrin VAB-2/EFN-1 Functions in Neuronal Signaling to Regulate Epidermal Morphogenesis in C. elegans. Cell 99: 781-790. 

1996

 Genes & Development logoChin-Sang, Ian D., and Spence, Andrew M., (1996).  Sex Determining Protein FEM-2 is a Protein Phosphatase that Promotes Male Development and Interacts Directly with FEM-3. Genes & Development 10:2314-2325.

Manuscripts in preparation:

Ian D. Chin-Sang and Patrick Hu (in review).  C. elegans cancer genes. Invited book chapter for WormBook.  WormBook, ed. The C. elegans Research Community, WormBook,doi/10.1895/wormbook.1.7.1, http://www.wormbook.org.

Abstracts:

Platform Sessions (* refers to speaker)

Shanqing Zhang, Jeff Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2019): Characterization of the 40 Insulin-like peptides in C. elegans.  Canadian C. elegans Satellite meeting. . June 6th 2019 University of Montreal Montreal PQ

Shanqing Zhang, Jeff Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2019): Identification of novel regulators of Insulin-like signaling and characterization of the 40 Insulin-like peptides in C. elegans. Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences. Model Systems in Cancer Research. June 2nd 2019 IRIC University of Montreal  Montreal PQ

Shanqing Zheng, Jeff Boudreau, Tony Papanicolaou, William Bendena, Ian Chin-Sang* (2019).  The role of Insulin-like signaling in regulating C. elegans Q cell divisions during L1 arrest.  Upstate New York C. elegans Meeting. SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.  April 27th 2019 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Jeffrey R. Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2019). Providing roles for the 40 inslulin-like neuropeptides in C. elegans. Invertebrate Neuropeptide Conference, February 18th 2019, Campeche, Mexico.

William Bendena*, Foroozan Torki, Lian Zara and Ian Chin-Sang (2019). A mutantreceptor npr-14 alters quiescence/sleep behavior in C. elegans. Invertebrate Neuropeptide Conference, February 18th 2019, Campeche, Mexico.

Shanqing Zheng, Jeff Boudreau, Ian Chin-Sang* (2018).  Activation of insulin signaling causes Q cell divisions in Caenorhabditis elegans L1 arrest.  Upstate New York C. elegans Meeting. SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.  March 24th 2018 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

Shanqing Zheng, Jeff Boudreau, Ian Chin-Sang* (2018).  DAF-18/PTEN and AMPK inhibit PP2A and MPK-1 to block Q cell divisions in C. elegans L1 arrest.  C. elegans Satellite Meeting March 18th 2018 Mont Tremblant, PQ

Cindy Huang* and Ian Chin-Sang (2017).  The role of KLP-20, a motor protein, in Caenorhabditis elegans. Upstate New York C. elegans Meeting. SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.  April 29th , 2017

William Bendena* and Ian Chin-Sang (2017).  A mutant GPCR receptor alters sleep in C. elegans.  Invertebrate Neuropeptides Conference, Cafayate, Argentina. Feburary 21st, 2017.

Shanqing Zheng, Jeffrey R. Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2017).   Ectopic expression of Insulin-like Neuropeptides in C. elegans regulates cell divisions, cell movements, aging and behavior.  Invertebrate Neuropeptides Conference, Cafayate, Argentina. Feburary 21st, 2017.

Jason C. Campbell, Ian D. Chin-Sang and William G. Bendena* (2016).  NPR-9, a galanin-like G-protein coupled receptor, and GLR-1 regulate interneuronal circuitry underlying locomotory responses. Invertebrate Neuropeptides Conference, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Feburay 16th , 2016.

Shanqing Zheng, Jeffrey R. Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2016). The role of insulin-like neuropeptides in C. elegans behaviour and nervous system development.  Invertebrate Neuropeptides Conference, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Feburay 15th , 2016.

Evelyn Popiel* and Ian Chin-Sang (2015). EFN-1 activates VAB-1 for C. elegans PLM neurite termination. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 30th 2015.

Jason C. Campbell*, Spencer Loewen, Ian D. Chin-Sang, and William G. Bendena (2015). Misregulation of AIB signaling dynamics alters locomotion and metabolism. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 30th 2015.

Jeffrey Boudreau  and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2014). The role of insulin like neuropeptides in C.elegans  axon guidance and behaviour. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. May 3rd 2014.

Jason Campbell*, Ian D. Chin-Sang and William G. Bendena (2014). A potential role for neuropeptide receptor 9 (npr-9) in the aversive response! Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. May 3rd 2014.

Gabriel Chamberlain* and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2014). What can a worm tell us about cancer? Department of Biology Graduate Research Day. Queen’s University. April 24th 2014.

Jeffrey Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang*:  Insulin-like Neuropeptide Overexpression in C. elegans. Invertebrate Neuropeptides Conference, El Calafate Argentina. March 18 2014.

J.C. Campbell, Ian Chin-Sang and W.G. Bendena* (Queen’s U, Canada) A role for C. elegans neuropeptide receptor-9 (npr-9) within the AIB neuron in the spontaneous reversal pathway. Invertebrate Neuropeptides Conference, El Calafate Argentina. March 18 2014.

Samantha W.S. Lo* and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2013). In Vivo Interactions Between PTP-3 RTP and Various Signaling Pathways in the Nervous System. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 20 2013.

Jun Liu, Jeffrey R. Boudreau, Jordon Taylor and Ian D. Chin-Sang* (2013). A role for C. elegans insulin-like peptide signaling in axon guidance. Invertebrate Neuropeptide Conference, Krabi, Thailand, Feb. 2013

Christine Wang, Ian Chin-Sang, Jeff Boudreau, Tony Papanicolaou and William Bendena *(2011).  Allatostatin-like receptors contribute to foraging behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. Invertebrate Neuropeptide Conference, Sabah, Malaysia, Feb 2011. 

Wiliam G. Bendena*, Christine Wang and Ian Chin-Sang (2011).   Allatostatin-like receptors influence behaviour in Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabiditis elegans. WGB Invited Symposium speaker: Presented at the North American Society for comparative endocrinology meeting, Ann Arbor Michigan, July 2011.

Ahmed M. Mohamed*, Jeffery Boudreau, Jun Liu, Ian D. Chin-Sang. (2011). Genetic and Molecular Characterization of VAB-1 Eph Receptor Signaling in Axon Guidance. 18th International C. elegans Conference UCLA.

Ghenea, S*., Boudreau, J.R. Lague, N. and Ian Chin-Sang. (2005). The VAB-1 Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase and SAX-3/Robo Neuronal Receptors Function Together during C. elegans Embryonic Morphogenesis.  15th International C. elegans Conference, University of California, Los Angles California USA.

Andrew Chisholm*, Ian Chin-Sang, Mei Ding, Sean George, Bob Harrington, Tom Holcomb, Kris Larsen, and Sarah Moseley (2004) Cell Signaling Networks in C. elegans Morphogenesis. The Markey Scholars Conference Proceedings, National Academy Press.

Chin-Sang, Ian D*., George, S.E.,Moseley,S., Holcomb,T., Ding, M., and Chisholm,A. (2000). Eph/Ephrin signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis.  Abstract Published in Proceedings of the Tenth Winternational Symposium of the CSBMCB. Volume 78, Number 5,

Ian Chin-Sang*, Sean George, Mei Ding, and Andrew Chisholm (1999).  The Ephrin VAB-2 interacts with the VAB-1 receptor to regulate neural and epidermal morphogenesis.  International C. elegans meeting (June 2-6), University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, USA.

Ian Chin-Sang*, Mei Ding, and Andrew Chisholm (1998).  The Role of the VAB-2 Ephrin in C. elegans development.  West Coast C. elegans meeting (June 27-30), UC Berkeley CA, USA.

Ian Chin-Sang*, and Andrew Chisholm (1998).  The Role of the VAB-2 Ephrin in C. elegans development Mid-West C. elegans meeting, (June 19-21).  University of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA.

Ian D. Chin-Sang*, and Andrew M. Spence, (1996).  Protein-Protein Interactions between FEM-3 and FEM-2, a masculinizing Protein Phosphatase.  Mid-West C. elegans meeting (June 7-9), Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA.

Posters Presented:

Shanqing Zheng, Jeffrey R. Boudreau, Tony Papanicolaou, and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2019). A non-conical Insulin-like signaling pathway promotes Q cell divisions during L1 arrest and characterization of the 40 Insulin-like peptides in C. elegans..  C. elegans International Meeting. UCLA Los Angeles California. June 20-23rd , 2019.

Eric Cheng, Jeffrey Boudreau and Ian Chin-Sang (2019). A role for a kinesin-like protein, KLP-20, in micro RNA regulation. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 27th 2019.

Victoria Alfano, William Bendena and Ian Chin-Sang (2019). A Possible Association Between Insulin and Alzheimer’s Disease: Examining the Consequences of Altered Insulin Signalling on the Expression of Human Amyloid-Beta in Caenorhabditis elegans. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 27th 2019.

Shanqing Zheng, Jeffrey Boudreau and Ian Chin-Sang (2018).  Activation of Insulin signaling induces cell divisions in C. elegans L1 arrest. EMBO workshop. C. elegansdevelopmental, cell biology and gene expression. June 13-17 2018 Barcelona Spain. 

India Dhillon and Ian Chin-Sang (2018).  The effect of GABA signaling on neuronal aging in Caenorhabditis elegans. Upstate New York C. elegans Meeting. SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.  March 24th 2018 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

Danielle Ciren and Ian Chin-Sang (2018).  A worm model to investigate the role of the human RNA-binding protein hnRNPA1 in ALS. Upstate New York C. elegans Meeting. SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.  March 24th 2018 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

William Bendena, Foroozan Torki, Lian Zara, Ian Chin-Sang (2017). A mutant GPCR receptor npr-14 alters locomotion, egg laying and quiescence in C. elegans.  C. elegans International Meeting. UCLA Los Angeles California. June 23rd, 2017.

Amtul Moeez and Ian Chin-Sang (2015). Characterization of the role of DAF-18 in C. elegans L1 longevity. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 30th 2015.

Cindy Huang and Ian Chin-Sang (2015). The role of KLP-20, a Kinesin-2 motor, in C. elegans epidermal and neuronal morphogenesis (2015). Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 30th 2015.

Hilton Chiu, Ian Chin-Sang, and William Bendena (2015). Charaterization of hyperactive insulin signaling on neuronal morphology in aging C. elegans.  Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 30th 2015.

Gabriel.S. Chamberlain, Michael Zanetti, Jun Liu and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2014). Regulators and germline specific function of DAF-18/PTEN. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. May 3rd 2014.

Ian D. Chin-Sang (2014). Meet the Chin-Sang Lab.  Biology Graduate Research Day. April 24th 2014. 

Boris Baitsov, Jason Campbell, Ian D. Chin-Sang, William Bendena (2013). A neuropeptide receptor localized to AIB interneuron works in combination with a neuropeptide to regulate locomotory behaviour in Caenorhabditis elegans. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 20 2013.

Jordon Taylor and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2013). The Role of EFN-1 and DAF-28 in C. elegans Axonal Guidance. Upstate New York C. elegans meeting. April 20 2013.

Gabriel.S. Chamberlain, Michael Zanetti, and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2013). Regulators and germline specific function of DAF-18/PTEN. Upstate New York C. elegansmeeting. April 20 2013.

Fabian P.S. Yu and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2012). Forward and reverse genetic approach to screen for genes that affect VAB-1/Eph RTK in axon guidance of C. elegans. 6th Canadian Dev. Biol. Conference, Banff AB March 8-11th.

Samantha W.S. Lo and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2012). In vivo interactions between PTP-3 RTP and VAB-1 Eph RTK. 6th Canadian Dev. Biol. Conference, Banff AB March 8-11th.

Fabian P.S. Yu, Ahmed M. Mohamed, Ian D. Chin-Sang  (2011).  Characterization of a L1 axon guidance phenotype in the mechanosensory neurons and the role of lethal genes in axon guidance. 18th International C. elegans Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 22-June 26th.  

Michael R. Zanetti, Peter E. Hand, Ian D. Chin-Sang (2011). Suppressors of daf-18 L1 arrest phenotype and investigating a role for DAF-18 protein phosphatase activity. 17thInternational C. elegans Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 22-June 26th.  [Third Prize Poster Award]

Sarah Brisbin, Jun Liu, Jeffrey Boudreau, Ian Chin-Sang (2009). A Role for C. elegans Eph RTK Signalling in PTEN Regulation.  17th International C. elegans Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 24-June 29th.  [First Prize Poster Award]

Ahmed M. Mohamed, Jeffrey Boudreau, Ian D. Chin-Sang (2008).  The Role of NCK-1 in C. elegans Neurodevelopment. Neuronal Development, Synaptic Function & Behavior. C. elegans Topic Meeting #2. University of Wisconsin-Madison. June 29th -July 2nd.

Xin Li, Hongtao Jia, DonHa Park, Ian Chin-Sang, Helen M. Chamberlin (2008). Ephrin singaling acts through Ras/MAPK to promote C. elegans germline cell death. C. elegansDevelopment and Evolution Meeting June 11th -15th University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jiravat Visanuvimol, Leticia Sánchez Alvarez, Jeffrey Boudreau, Anna Su, Ian Chin-Sang, and Antonio Colavita1 (2007). 1Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling is involved in multiple aspects of C. elegans development. 16th International C. elegans Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 27-July1st. 

Ahmed M. Mohamed, Jeffrey Boudreau, Ian D. Chin-Sang (2007). The Adaptor Molecule NCK-1 is a Component of the VAB-1 Eph RTK Signaling Pathway. 6th International C. elegans  Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 27-July1st. 

Jun Liu and  Ian Chin-Sang (2007). Identifying intracellular partners of the SAX-3/Robo signaling pathway and the introduction of a novel assay to study membrane protein-protein interactions.  16th International C. elegans  Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 27-July1st. 

Sarah E. Brisbin, and  Ian D. Chin-Sang (2007). Analysis of DAF-18/PTEN in VAB-1 Eph RTK Signaling. 16th International C. elegans  Meeting University of California, Los Angeles June 27-July1st. 

Annie Lam, Jadine Paw, Tony Papanicolaou, Ian Chin-Sang (2007).  Fhod-2: a struggle to find an identity. University of California, Los Angeles June 27-July1st. 

Jun Liu and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2006). Identifying intracellular partners of the C. elegans SAX-3/Robo receptor through a modified yeast two hybrid screen. Santa Cruz Conference on Developmental Biology. Santa Cruz CA USA.

Simona Ghenea, Ahmed M. Mohamed, Jeffrey R. Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2006). The role of Eph receptor tyrosine kinase and Robo receptor signaling during C. elegans cell movements and axon guidance.  3rd Canadian Developmental Biology Conference. Mont Tremblant Quebec, Canada.

Simona Ghenea, Jeffrey R Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2006).  TheCaenorhabditis elegans daf-18 ortholog of the human PTEN tumor suppressor functions during embryonic cell migrations. 3rd Canadian Developmental Biology Conference. Mont Tremblant Quebec, Canada.

Ahmed Mohamed, and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2006). Characterizing the role of the eph receptor tyrosine kinase and ephrin ligands in Caenorhabditis elegans axon targeting, and neuron cell positioning.  3rd Canadian Developmental Biology Conference. Mont Tremblant Quebec, Canada.

David H. Lum, George Lemieux, Simona Ghenea, Ian D. Chin-Sang and Zena Werb (2006). Analysis of matrix metalloproteinase function in the nematode C. elegans. 3rd Canadian Developmental Biology Conference. Mont Tremblant Quebec, Canada.

Liu Jun and Ian Chin-Sang (2005). Cell culture experiments to characterize a putative VAB-1/Eph RTK and SAX-3/Robo neuronal receptor complex.  15th International C. elegans Conference, University of California, Los Angles California USA.

Ahmed Mohamed and Ian Chin-Sang (2005). The VAB-1 Eph RTK is Required for Proper Axon Guidance and Neuronal Cell Positioning. .  15th International C. elegans Conference, University of California, Los Angles California USA.

Jadine Paw and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2004). Functional characterization of vab-6 and F45E10.2, genes involved in Caenorhabditis elegans embryonic and morphogenetic development. 2nd Canadian Developmental Biology Symposia. Banff Alberta, Canada. 

Michel Cameron and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2004). Identification of proteins that interact with the VAB-1 receptor tyrosine kinase in Caenorhabditis elegans. 2nd Canadian Developmental Biology Symposia. Banff Alberta, Canada. 

Simona Ghenea, and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2004). The VAB-1 Eph RTK signaling pathway interacts with at least three other parallel singling pathways for embryo development. 2nd Canadian Developmental Biology Symposia. Banff Alberta, Canada.

Ian Chin-Sang (2003). Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegansMorphogenesis.  2nd annual CIHR New Investigators (by invitation only). Jackson’s Point Ontario.

Jeffrey R. Boudreau and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2003). The VAB-1 Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Interacts with the C. elegans Tumor Suppressor DAF-18/PTEN and May Regulate PI(3,4,5)P3 Signaling During Neuronal Development. International C. elegans meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles CA, USA.

Ahmed Mohamed, Ian D. Chin-Sang (2003).  A Constitutively Active VAB-1 Eph RTK Causes Defects in Neuronal Morphogenesis. International C. elegans meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles CA, USA. [Award winning]

Ahmed Mohamed and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2003). A C. elegans model to understand neurodevelopment. Queen's University Health Science Research Day. Queen's University, Kingston ON Canada.

Simona Ghenea and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2002). Ephrin/Eph RTK signaling in C. elegans Morphogenesis.  Santa Cruz Conference on Developmental Biology. Santa Cruz California USA.

Simona Ghenea and Ian D. Chin-Sang (2002).  Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans Morphogenesis.  West Cost C. elegans meeting. UCSD San Diego California.

Chin-Sang, Ian, and Chisholm, Andrew (2001).  The Ephrin EFN-4 may function independently of the VAB-1 Eph Receptor in morphogenesis.  International C. elegans meeting June 22-26, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Chin-Sang, Ian, McCleery, Julie and Chisholm, Andrew (2000).  Suppressor Analysis of Eph/Ephrin Defective Signaling in C. elegans.  West Coast C. elegans meeting June 23-26, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA

Chin-Sang, Ian and Spence, Andrew, (1996).  FEM-2 to the Rescue. International C. elegans meeting (June ), University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, USA.

Gaudet, Jeb, Chin-Sang, Ian and Spence, Andrew (1996).  Localizations of FEM Proteins.  International C. elegans meeting (June ), University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, USA.

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Collaborations

Dr. Paul Stenberg, Caltech.  We are collaborating on a project to show a new signal for dauer entry (mechanosensation).

Dr. William Bendena, Queen's University. We are collaborating on a project to characterize NPR-9, a C. elegans homolog of an insect allatostatin, 

Dr. Helen Chamberlin,  Ohio State University. We are collaborating on a project to look at ephrin signaling in germline cell death.

Dr. Jeff Hardin, University of Wisconsin. We are collaborating on a project to characterize the afd-1 gene in C. elegans.

Dr. David Pruyne, SUNY, Upstate Medical University. We are collaborating on a project to characterize the daam-1 gene in C. elegans.

Dr. Lois Mulligan, Queen's University. We are collaborating on a project to use a C. elegans model to look at the function of the human RET oncogene.

Dr. Jagdeep Walia, Pediatrics at Queen’s University. We are collaborating on a project to characterize a PTEN variant of unknown significance.

Dr. Elaine Petrof, Dept. of Medicine, Infectious Diseases. We are using C. elegans  gut microbial model to determine which  microbes from the “RePOOPulate” synthetic stool help protect against C. dificile infections in humans. 

Dr. Zongchao Jia, Queen’s University. We are collaborating on a project to look at the structure of the interaction between human PTEN and EphA2. And the structure of the 40 insulin like neuropeptides. 

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Invited Talks/Lectures (>41)

 

42.  

41. April 12th 2018: Using a tiny worm to help solve a BIG problem like cancer. Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). Host: Dr. Lois Mulligan.

40.  November 24th 2016: How can a tiny worm help solve a big problem like cancer? BIOL102 guest lecture. Queen’s university. Host: Dr. Chris Moyes.

39.  November 27th 2015: The Role of Eph and Insulin Receptor Tyrosine kinase Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal Development.  Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON. Host: Maneka Chitprolu

38. November 23rd 2015: CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, overview and applications.  BIOL824 Graduate gateway course guest lecture. Queen’s University.  Hosts: Drs. Wayne Snedden and Francis Bonnier.

37.  November 24th 2014:  The Role of Eph and Insulin Receptor Tyrosine kinase Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal Development.  Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto. Toronto ON. Host: Dr. Peter Roy.

36.  March 16th 2014: The role of Insulin like neuropeptides in axon guidance and Behaviour.  Mont Tremblant Québec. The C. elegans Satellite Meeting. 

35.  November 25th 2013: The Role of Eph Receptor Tyrosine kinase Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal Development.  Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Neurosciences Seminar Series. University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON. Host: Dr. Antonio Colavita.

34.  April 11th 2012: A Role for Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans axon guidance. Department of Biology, Trinity Western University, British Columbia. Host: Dr. Eve Stringham.

33. April 10 2012: The of Role Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Germline Development. Molecular and Biochemistry Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Host: Dr. Nancy Hawkins.

32. Nov. 26th 2010: The role of Eph signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Germline Development.   Genes and Development Group. University of Calgary. Host: Dr. Paul Mains.

31. Nov. 23rd 2010: Revealing the secrets of C. elegans: How do cells move? Do worms get cancer?  BIOL 102 Guest lecturer. Host :Dr. Dan Lefebvre.

30. Nov. 16th 2010: The role of Eph signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Germline Development.   Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. Queen’s University. Host: Dr. Peter Greer.

29. February 10th 2010: The Role of Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Development. Department of Biochemistry. Queen’s University Host: Dr. John Allingham.

28.  October 17th 2009: Secrets from a tiny worm. 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Molecular Genetics. University of Toronto. Host Dr. Howard Lipshitz.

27.  Nov. 24th 2008: Using model organisms to understand development.Biology Guest Lecture BIOL 330. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Hosts: Dr.  Sharon Regan.

26.  Nov. 20th 2008: The role of Eph RTK signaling in C. elegans cell movements and axon guidance. Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.  Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Host: Dr. Fred Kan.

25. April 21 2008: The role of Eph RTK signaling in C. elegans development. Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology, UCSC, Santa Cruz CA USA. Host Dr. Susan Strome.

24. November 8th 2007: Genes and Development –using model organisms to understand development. Dept of Biology Guest Lecture BIOL 102. Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada Host: Dr. Dan Lefebvre.

23. January 26th 2007: Cell movements and axon guidance in C. elegans. Dept. of Biology University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Host: Dr. Robert Burke.

22. November 20th 2006: Secrets from a tiny worm.  Department of Biology Guest Lecture BIOL 102. Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada Host: Dr. Dan Lefebvre.

21.  March 2nd and 3rd 2006. How do cells move? Department of Biology Guest Lectures BIOL 103. Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada. Host: Dr. Peter Boag.

20.  November 25th 2005. Do Worms Get Cancer?  Department of Biology Seminar Series. Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada. Host: Dr. Wayne Snedden.

19.  November 23rd 2005. C. elegans Development and Cancer research.Guest Lecture  BIOL 330 Cell Biology. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Hosts: Dr. Sharon Regan.

18.  March 2nd 2005:  Eph receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in C. eleganscell movements and axon guidance. Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Host Dr. John Copeland

17.  December 1st. 2004: Eph receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in C. elegans cell movements and axon guidance. Cancer Research Program The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Host: Dr. Brent Derry

16.  November 30th 2004: C. elegans research. Guest lecturer for BIOL 330 Cell Biology. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Hosts: Drs.  Sharon Regan / Chris Moyes

15.  March 27th 2004: Magic Science and Passion. Invited speaker for the Biology DSC Annual Banquet. Kingston Yacht Club. Kingston ON Canada.

14.  November 7th, 2002: Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans Morphogenesis.Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Host: Dr. Fred Kan

13.  October 25th, 2002: Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Development. Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada.

12.  April 23rd, 2001: The Role of Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Epidermal Morphogenesis. Department of Biological Sciences Canada Research Chair Molecular Genetics Candidate. University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada. Host: Dr. Shelagh Campbell  

11.  March 19th, 2001: The Role of Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Epidermal Morphogenesis. Department of Biology Candidate for the Molecular Genetics Position in Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada. Host: Dr. William Bendena 

10.  March , 2001: The Role of Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Epidermal Morphogenesis. Department of Biology Candidate in Developmental Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada. Host; Dr Roger Jacobs

9.  February, 2001: The Role of Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans Neuronal and Epidermal Morphogenesis. Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology Candidate for position in Development Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto ON Canada. Host: Dr. Brenda J. Andrews

8.  October 20th , 2000: A forward genetic approach to cloning variableabnormal (vab) genes in C. elegans. Guest lecturer Bio128L  Neurobiology and Genetics Lab course. University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA, USA. Host: Dr. Yishi Jin

7.  March 4th, 2000:  Eph/Ephrin signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis.  Winternational Symposium on Genes and Development.  Banff, Alberta, Canada.

6.  Jan., 28th , 2000: Ephrin Signaling in C. elegans neural and epidermal Morphogenesis.  Molecular, Cellular and Development Seminar Series.  University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

5.  November  5th , 1999: MAB-26, the Enigmatic Ephrin.  Bay Area Worm Meeting (BAWM).  University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

4.  March 18th , 1997:  Sex determination in C. elegans.  KWAM meeting.  University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.. Host: Dr. Leon Avery.

3.  April, 25th , 1996:  Protein-Protein Interactions and Phosphatase Activity in C. elegans Sex determination Pathway.  Toronto signaling Network.  Charles Best Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.

2.  November 6th, 1995:  Protein-Protein interactions Between FEM-3 and FEM-2, Two Sex determining Proteins in C. elegans.  Martin Breitman Award Seminar.  Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

1.  December 5th, 1994:  Suppressor Analysis of fem-1, a sex determining gene in C. elegans.  Martin Breitman award seminar. Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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Academic Supervision 

Post-Doctoral Fellows (3):

Dr. Marie Evangelista, January 2003 to October 2003.  Winner of the NSERC Doctoral Prize. Current position: Research Scientist  at Genentech San Francisco California USA. 

Dr. Simona Ghenea, May 2002 to June 2006. Current position: Institute of Biochemistry Romanian Academy. 

Dr. Shanging Zheng, July 2014- Jan. 2019

Dr. Prem Khanal January 2020- present

Graduate Students:

Current (2) :

1. Victoria Alfano MSc. Candidate (Start Sept. 2019)

2. Josh Mun-Seong Low MSc. Candidate  (Start May 2020 Accelerated Masters Program)

Co-Supervision:

Jordan Zelt (MSc Candidate) Sept. with Dr. Lois Mulligan.

Graduated (16) :

Hilton Chiu (MSc. Agust 2018))

Cindy Huang (MSc August 2017)

Amtul Moeez (MSc July 2017)

Evelyn  Popiel (MSc Sept. 2016)

Gabriel Chamberlain (MSc Dec. 2014)

Samantha Lo (MSc. July 2014).

Michael Zanetti (MSc.  March 2014).

Jun Liu (PhD Winter 2012) 

Fabian Yu (MSc Fall 2012 ). 

Ahmed Mohamed, (PhD September 2011). 

Peter Hand (MSc September 2010

Annie Lam (MSc May 2009) 

Sara Brisbin (MSc January 2009)

Jun Liu, (MSc April 2007) 

Michel Cameron, (MSc December 2005) 

Jadine Paw, (MSc August 2005) 

Ahmed Mohamed, (MSc April 2005)

4th Year Undergraduate Project Students (>53):

Luc Rivet (BIOL537 2019)

Josh Mun-Seong Low (BIOL537 2019)

Clare Bekking (BIOL537 2019)

Isabella  Asselstine (BIOL537 2019)

Victoria Ki (BIOL594 2019)

Courtney Cheng (BIOL594 2019)

Jordan Chalmers (BIOL537 2018)

Nesar Safajou (BIOL537 2018)

Eric Cheng (BIOL537 2018)

Daniell Ciren (BIOL537 2017) 

India Dhillon (BIOL537 2017)

Vrajesh Dave (BIOL537 2017)

Jamil Muradov (BIOL594 2018)

James Guscott (BIOL594 2017) 

James Jeon (BIOL594 2017)

Henry Tung (BIOL594 2017)

Chelsea Cheng (BIOL540 2016)

 Sabrina Nowak (BIOL537 2016)

 Ali Moman (BIOL537 2015)

 Victoria Griffiths (BIOL537 2015)

 Ben Schilkie (BIOL537 2013/2014)

  Hassina Dhanani (BIOL595 2012/2013)

 Jordon Taylor (BIOL537 2012/2013). Current position: Market Access Manager, Allergan inc.

Rhiannon Campden (BIOL537 2011/2012).  NSERC CGSM scholarship. Current position: Grad school in the Hébert lab McGill. 

Winny Li (BIOL 537 2011/2012). NSREC CGSM scholarship. Current position: MD  Candidate U of T

Chaitanya (Che) Upmanu (Biol 595 2011/12). Current position: Research assistant in the BAR lab University of British Columbia.

Dan Schep (BIOL595 2011/12) NSERC CGSM scholarship. Current position: Grad school Medical Biophysics University of Toronto. 

Tyler Southam (BIOL594 2011) Current position:

Jason Campbell (BIOL 537 2010/2011). Grad work in the Bendena lab Queen's University.

Lian Zara (BIOL 537 2010/2011). Grad work in the Bendena lab Queen's University.

Samantha Lo (BIOL 537 2010/2011) Grad work in the Chin-Sang lab

James Macleod (BIOL 537 2010/2011 Co-Supervised with Dr. Peter Greer) Grad work in the Greer lab Queen's U.

Fabian Yu (BIOL 537 2009/2010). 

Nicole Liscio (BIOL 537 2009/2010). Current position: Grad work in the McNeill lab Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto.

Jimmy Peng (BIOL 537 2009/2010).  NSERC Julie Payette Scholarship in 2010 and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.  Current position: Grad school in Charron lab IRCM.

Monika Dalmacio (BIOL 537 2009/2010).  Current position: Nursing school, University of Toronto.

Gabriel Salmers (BIOL 537 2008/2009). Current position: Med school.

Queenie Hu (BIOL 537 2008/2009). Current position: Grad school in the Kubiseski lab York University.

Mallory Martin (BIOL 537 2008/2009)

Nicholas Laughton (BIOL 537 2007). Current position: Research Associate at Carleton University.

Peter Hand (BIOL 537 2007). Current position: Project manager at Love Retouch.

Diana Jiao Jiao Shao (Biol 537 2006)

Joanna Kozlowska (Biol 537 2006) Current position: Grad school in the Cutter lab University of Toronto.

Dan Hynes (Biol 537 2006) Current position: completed law school at Western and now Associate at Aitken Klee LLP

Ryan Jamieson (Biol 537 2006 C0-supervise with Dr. Mackillop)

Kristin Turner (Biol 537 2006 Co-supervise with Dr. D. Feldman-Stewart)

Mike Hendry (Biol 537 2005)

Sarah Brisbin (Biol 537 2005). Current position: MD in Calgary

James Scott (SWEP, BIOL 537 2005)

Terry Bell (BIOL 537  2005 Co-supervise with Dr. Peter Greer)

Gail McDonald (BIOL 537 2005 Co-supervise with Dr. Charles Graham)

Sara Pedley (BIOL 537 August 2004)

Joseph Oliver (SWEP and BIOL 596 May 2003t)

Alexandra Pennal (BIOL 537) September 2003 to May 2004. Current position: Medical School.

Jon Carthy (BIOL 537 2003 Co-supervision with Dr. Lillicrap)

Mike Vieira (BIOL 537) May 2002 to May 2004

Thevagi Sakunedran (BIOL 537 2002 ) 

Jadine Paw (BIOL 537 2002)

 

Summer Students/Work Study and Volunteers (>61):

 William Tran (Summer 2017)

 Nathan Smith (2017)

Julia Mandeljc (2017)

Jessica Chow (2017)

Victoria Ki (2017) 

Matt Le (2017)

Danny Ly (2017)

Randi Wang (2017)

Henry Tung (2016-2017)

Christina Yu (2016)

Teija Bily (2016)

Jordan Balson (2016)

Priyanka Mangat (2016)

Courtney Cheng (2016)

Victoria Ki (2016)

Megan Piette (2016)

Bertie Zhang (2014-2015)

Courtney Da Souza (2014- 2015)

Liam Whalen Brown (summer 2014)

Cindy Huang  (Volunteer 2013)    

Daniel Li         (Volunteer 2013)   

Dylan Piette (Volunteer 2013)   

David Wei         (Volunteer 2013)  

Brandon Lam (Volunteer 2013- 2015)

Bryn Hazlett  (Volunteer 2013-2015)  

Ben Schilkie (Volunteer  2012-2013)

Susan Le (Volunteer 2012)

Stephanie Chan (Volunteer 2012)

Dan Schep (NSERC USRA 2011)

Olivia Margie (Volunteer 2011 to 2013)

Chaitanya (Che) Upmanu (summer volunteer 2011)

Chris Palmer et al.  (SWEP 2010)

Anna Brisco (Fall 2010)

Winny Li (2010)

Will Chan (Summer 2009)

Fabian Yu (Summer 2009)

Bryant Shum (NSERC Summer 2009)

Jason Campbell (volunteer Summer 2010)

Samantha Lo (Volunteer Summer 2010)

Sharon Au (Volunteer 2009/2010)

Kevin Yau (Volunteer 2009/2010)

Paula Gilchrist (Volunteer 2009/2010)

Corey Ng (Volunteer 2009/2010)

Nicole Liscio (2009)

Will Chan (Summer 2009)

Fabian Yu (Summer 2009)

Corey Ng (NSERC Summer Research 2009)

Lian Zara (Volunteer 2009)

Monika Dalmacio (Volunteer 2009)

Queenie Hu (2008)

Jimmy Peng (NSERC Summer Research 2007, 2008, 2009)

Peter Hand (SWEP 2007)

Joanna Kozlowska (SWEP 2006).  Grad school in the Cutter lab University of Toronto.

Dan Hynes (Summer Research 2006). Current position: completed law school at Western and now Associate at Aitken Klee LLP

Clement Yang (NSERC Summer Research May-Aug. 2005) Grad school in the Chang lab University of Toronto

Keegan Tupchong (NSERC Summer Research May 2004-Aug. 2004) Current position: MD NYU Langone Medical Center.

Chi-Chi Agbasi (Work Study September 2002 to May 2004t)

Kate Hammer (Volunteer September 2003 to Jan. 2004)

Michael Mak (Summer student 2001)

Joseph Jeon ( Work Study 2001-2002)

Tanvi Talsania (Volunteer 2001-2002) 

Co-op Students (13):

Michael Tymchuck (2020)

Samuel Duplessi (2019)

John Michael Guanzon (2018)

Jesse Ferland (2017)

 Jessica Scanlon (2016)

 Meaghan Egan (2015)

 Caitlyn Dunseath (2014)

Curtis Summerhayes (2010)

Victor Jurado (2009)

Liz Wakefield (2008)

Amanda Hyde (2007-2009)

Nicholas Lague (2005-2006)

Tony Papanicolaou (2003- current)

Queen's iGEM team (>56)

QGEM 2013 (Bronze Medal):

Manager: Henry Barron

James Kim

Mackenzie Jamieson

Sylvester Chiang

Cindy Zhu

Dylan Piette

Simon Huang

Stephanie Chan

Mitangi Parekh

QGEM 2012 (Gold Medal):

Manager: Kevin Chen

Aaron Trotman-Grant

Andrew Pham

Beini Wang

Boris Baitsov

Daniel Hughes

Eric Towers

Faisal Bakhteyar

Maggie Campbell

Mitangi Parekh

Phillip Tsang

Timothy Yung

Victor Pham

William Chaplin

QGEM 2011 (Gold medal):

Allister Smith

Olivia Margie

Adrian McNeely

Tony He

Stephanie Zhou

Alex Campbell

David Dai

Sophie Gong

Kevin Chen

Kristina Collavino

Eni Rukaj

Faisal Bakhteyar

QGEM 2010 (Gold Medal):

Chris Palmer

Louis Briggs

Steve Goldie

Geoff Halliday

Kevin Hong

Thai Phi

Basia Rozinowicz

Mike Schmidt

Hao Shi

Mary Tao

Nelson Yao

Yuli Zhang

QGEM 2009 (Bronze Medal):

Parthiv Amin

Michael Freeman

Jonas Elliott Gerson

James MacLeod

Chris Palmer

Bryant Shum

Kate Turner

Christopher Yan

 Harry Zhou

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Memberships in Professional Organizations

CIHR logoMember of College of Reviewers CIHR  (since September 2017)

Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Founded 1848), USA.

Member of the Genetics Society of America (Established 1931) Bethesda Maryland, USA.

Member of the Society for Developmental Biology (Established   1939)  Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Member of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences-Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Founded in 1906, the Society is based in Rockville, Maryland

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Contributions and Administrative Duties

Biology Department Appointments Committee (2017- present)

Operations Committee  (2016- present)

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights Committee (2016- present)

Appointments committee (2015)

Academic Advising: Con. Ed. and Life Science  (Sept. 2014- Dec. 2015)

Headship search committee member (2012-2013)

Biology Graduate Studies Committee member (2006-)

Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Life Science Students (2006-

NCIC Grant Panel Selection Committee. Panel B2: Model Systems of Cancer (2005-) 

Biology Department Appointments Committee, Recruitment, Tenure and Promotion  (RTP) (2005-current)

Queen’s University Biohazard Committee  (2005-)

Departmental Seminar Series coordinator/ web page maintenance September (2002- August 2003)

Coordinator for the Biology Departmental Seminar Series (Jan- May 2003)

PC consultant for Departmental computing representative.

Reading and Selection member for recipients of the 2003 Major Entrance scholarships and Awards.

Grant reviewer for: NSERC, CIHR, NCIC/CCS, Welcome Trust

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References

Dr.  Andrew D., Chisholm, Professor 

University of California, San Diego, 

9500 Gilman Dr., 

La Jolla, CA USA

92093-0346

chisholm@ucsd.edu

Dr. Susan Strome, Professor

Dept. of MCD Biology, Sinsheimer Labs, 

UCSC, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 sstrome@ucsc.edu

Dr. Yishi Jin, HHMI Investigator, Professor

University of California, San Diego, 

9500 Gilman Dr., 

La Jolla, CA USA

92093-0346

yijin@ucsd.edu

Dr. Andrew M., Spence, Professor

Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology

4282 MSB, 1 King’s College Circle

University of Toronto, ON Canada M5S 1A8

Telephone: (416) 978-6406, Fax: (416) 978-6885

andrew.spence@utoronto.ca

Dr. Brenda J., Andrews

Director, The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR) Professor and Chair, Banting & Best Department of Medical Research Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology 

University of Toronto 1 Kings College Circle Toronto ON Canada 416-978-8562 BBDMR office phone 416-946-0644 CCBR office phone 416-946-0672 fax: 416-946-8253  brenda.andrews@utoronto.ca

Dr. Joseph, G., Culotti, Professor

Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute

Mount Sinai Hospital,

600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1X5

Telephone: (416) 586-8244, Fax: (416) 586-8588

culotti@mshri.on.ca

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