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Welcome to BReaTH (The Biology of Breathing Research Trainee’s Hub). Biology of Breathing (BoB) offers a multidisciplinary and interactive training environment for basic and clinical science post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate summer students.
Congratulations to Shana (1st Place; left) and Naghmeh (2nd Place; right), our two BReaTH 3MT winners.
Special thanks to our judges who took the time to help us with our competition.
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Name/Position: Dustin Ameis (M.Sc. Student)
PI: Richard Keijzer
Where are you from? Winnipeg
What was your training before coming to your lab? Very little research training. Popped into a St. Boniface Research Centre lab briefly, and had some cookbook-like lab experiences from my undergrad classes. I majored in Biopsychology, but I do lung work now.
What is your research focused on? Lung development generally speaking. Specifically, the role of the RNA-binding protein Quaking in lung development. In the near future, culturing lung organoids (lung-like tissue structures grown in vitro).
What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? Rock climbing, skate skiing, cycling, rollerblading, yoga, writing.
What is your long term plan? A blending of clinical and research careers (MD/PhD).
What is something on your bucket list? Learn a new language.
If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? A hippopotamus. I suspect it would be entertaining.
Naghmeh Khoshgoo “MicroRNA-200b regulates distal airway development by maintaining epithelial integrity” Scientific Reports
Dustin Ames & Naghmeh Khoshgoo “Abnormal lung development in congenital diaphragmatic hernia” Semin Pediatr Surg
Project: “Role of oxidized phospholipids in the pathophysiology of asthma”
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Halayko
Current Chair of BReaTH
Project: “The Role of Protein Prenylation in Asthma and COPD”
Executive Member of BReaTH
Project: “Mechanobiology regulation of airway epithelial barrier function”
Supervisor: Dr. Adrian West
Project: “Role of Microrna-200b in Normal and Abnormal Lung Development Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Keijzer
Past Chair of BReaTH
Supervisor: Neeloffer Mookherjee
Project: “Effect of Simvastatin on Airway Inflammation and Hyperresponsiveness”
Past Head of BReaTH
Project: “Methylome of Infant Diabetes”
Supervisor: Dr. Vern Dolinsky
Project: “Enhanced Expression of GPCRs in Autoimmune Diagnotics”
Supervisor: Dr. Prashan Chelikani
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