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  • Skills Acquisition Program Presentation

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    • Time: 09:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Location: 2L7, Tupper Link and via videoconference
    • Presenter: Vipin Shankar Chelakkot
    • Topic: Skills Acquisition Program presentation

    The CRTP Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) supports CRTP Trainees who wish to learn new techniques at another institution. A presentation to share the details of a recent SAP training experience is scheduled for Thursday 16 May from 9:00am - 10:00am ADT in 2L7, second floor, Tupper link and via videoconference to the following sites:

    • Dalhousie Halifax – Tupper Medical Building, Second floor, Tupper Link -2L3
    • Georges Dumont Hospital - Salle de vidéoconférence-Hémo 3- local 2502
    • MUN – Meeting room 3 (HSC 2985)
    • Dalhousie Truro –Student Learning Commons – SLC Boardroom
    • CBU- B260-A
    • Acadia – BAC144A

    This session is mandatory for CRTP Trainees. If trainees are unable to attend, please notify 

    The presenter for this session is:   

    Vipin Shankar Chelakkot, BioMedical Sciences, Memorial University
    Supervisor: Dr Kensuke Hirasawa
    Title of Presentation: Generation of Nanoparticles for Efficient Delivery of a MEK Inhibitor Across the Blood-brain Barrier
    Summary: Nanoparticle (NP)-based therapies have several advantages over “naked” drug administration, including increased drug stability and preferential accumulation in tumors. Dr. Gang Zheng (UHN), is a world-leading scientist in the field of nanomedicine. He has developed an apolipoprotein E3 (ApoE3)- NP which can efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-receptor-(LDLR)-mediated transcytosis. During the SAP I visited Dr. Zheng's lab and got trained on the development of these NPs. I also developed a new NP loaded with a MEK inhibitor using Dr. Zheng's platform.


    PLEASE NOTE: It is important to mute mics when not in use so that background noise is minimal. For technical support during sessions, please phone: 1-855-265-7142

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