A warm welcome to our newest team member - Quinn Abram!

We are pleased to introduce Quinn Abram (Ph.D. Candidate) who is our newest recruit to the Sagan Lab. Quinn joins us from the University of Waterloo where he completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc., and studied the Effects of Low Temperature on Endogenous Antigen Presentation in Fish. In the Sagan Lab, Quinn will join the Zika virus (ZIKV) team and will be studying ZIKV infection in mosquito cells.


Congratulations to Julie Magnus on her recent publication in Anesthesiology!


Congratulations to Julie Magnus (former Research Assistant, Sagan Lab) and our incredible collaborators at Queen’s University on publication of our recent collaborative study entitled: “Hepatitis C Contamination of Medication Vials Accessed with Sterile Needles and Syringes”.

Check out the abstract here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31166244

Ismatul Rahman awarded the Frank Bialystok Award at CanHepC!


Congratulations to Ismatul “Izzy” Rahman who was awarded the Frank Bialystok Award at CanHepC!

The Frank Bialystok Award is presented for the Best Summer Student poster at the 8th Canadian Symposium on HCV (CSHCV), which took place this year in Montreal on May 24th, 2019. Izzy’s poster was entitled “Investigating microRNA-122 mediated protection of the Hepatitis C virus Genome”

Congratulations to Jasmin Chahal who was awarded the 2018-2019 Wilfred Yaphe Award!

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Jasmin Chahal is one of two Ph.D. students in the Microbiology & Immunology Department to win this year’s Dr. Wilfred Yaphe Award for the top Ph.D. seminar in the Microbiology & Immunology student seminar series. Jasmin’s seminar, which was entitled “hAgo2:miR-122 interactions with the HCV genome alter the secondary structure of the viral 5’ terminus”, described her recently published work in Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations Jasmin!

View the abstract here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30941417

Congratulations to Jasmin Chahal on her recent publication in Nucleic Acids Research!

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Congratulations to Jasmin Chahal (Ph.D. Candidate) who published her biophysical analysis of the miR-122 and HCV RNA interactions this week in Nucleic Acids Research. Jasmin provides a new model for the roles of miR-122 in the HCV life cycle. The study is entitled: “miR-122 and Ago interactions with the HCV genome alter the structure of the 5' terminus”.

View the abstract here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30941417