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December 31, 2019

Mercy has passed the Ph.D. transfer exam

Congratulations to Mercy for passing her Ph.D. transfer exam! She is now a Ph.D. candidate Dr. Ryan Russell's lab.

November 25, 2019

Wensheng's first author publication on Nature Method

Congratulations to Wensheng on his 1st author publication on Nature Method. This is his first publication during graduate study.

An antibody for analysis of autophagy induction

DOI: 10.1038/s41592-019-0661-y

Nature Methods2020 Feb; 17(2):232-239

October 04, 2019

Reham's second 1st author publication

Congratulations to Reham on her second 1st author paper. She finished this paper in collaboration with Dr. Sweeney's lab at York University.

Iron overload inhibits late stage autophagic flux leading to insulin resistance

DOI: 10.15252/embr.201947911

EMBO Rep. 2019 Oct 4;20(10):e47911

May 24, 2019

Reham and Cloe's first author publication

​Reham and Cloe have got their first authorship on a study of the role of ULK1 in xenophagy. Congratulations to both of them, especially on Reham's first publication during her graduate study.

ULK1‐mediated phosphorylation of ATG16L1 promotes xenophagy, but destabilizes the ATG16L1 Crohn's mutant

DOI 10.15252/embr.201846885

EMBO Rep. 2019 July;20(7):e46885

February 19, 2019

Cloe's first author publication

​Cloe has got her first authorship on a study of the role of AMPK in xenophagy. Congratulations on her first publication during graduate study.

AMPK Promotes Xenophagy through Priming of Autophagic Kinases upon Detection of Bacterial Outer Membrane Vesicles.

DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.01.062

Cell Rep. 2019 Feb 19;26(8):2150-2165.e5

January 08, 2019

Cloe has passed her Master Defense

​Congratulations to Cloe for passing her Master Defense! 

In addition, Cloe also got nominated for a thesis reward by the Faculty of Medicine because of her outstanding performance during the study in the Master Program!!!

January 01, 2019

Cloe won a OGS for her PhD

Congratulations to Cloe for winning the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for the 1st year of the PhD. She will continue doing the PhD program in the Russell lab.

November 23, 2018

Reham has passed her Master Defense

Congratulations to Reham for passing her Master Defense! She is the first student finished her Master defense in Dr. Ryan Russell's lab.

September 01, 2018

Welcome Mercy

Welcome Mercy for joining our lab as a student in Master program.

August 01, 2018

Welcome back Yujin

Welcome back to the lab Yujin as a Junior Lab Technician.

December 18, 2017

Elyse's first publication

Elyse has got her first authorship on a collaborative study on the role of autophagy and exosomes in tumour metastasis.  Developmental Cell, not bad for an undergrad research project!

June 01, 2017

Olivia's first publication!

Our hard working and recently departed (to Grad School at UofT) undergraduate had her first publication (first author book chapter) final gallery proof approved! Link forthcoming.  Way to set the bar Olivia.

July 01, 2017

Russell Lab received CRS Discovery Grant

Thank you to CRS for funding our study of oxygen, autophagy and renal clear cell carcinoma!

May 15, 2017

Zach was sucessful in his proof of concept expertiment for our first patent

After ten months of painstaking troubleshooting Zachery emerged victorious from his battle with our newly developed genotyping method.  The Russell lab is bidding a cheerful farewell to DNA purification and enzymatic digestions when generating patient-derived mutations in our cell lines. 

May 01, 2017

CIHR Project Grant

Great work by the Russell lab members helped us secure a 5-year CIHR project grant to fund our research into anti-microbial autophagy and the molecular underpinnings of Crohn's disease 

March 03, 2017

Welcome Reham!

We are pleased to welcome our new graduate student, Reham Alsaadi, to the lab. Welcome Reham!

July 04, 2016

Welcome Cloe!

We are pleased to welcome a new graduate student, Cloe To, to our lab. Welcome, Cloe!

May 02, 2016

Our lab is expanding!

Welcome Olivia, Elyse, Nicole and Zach to our lab!

April 30, 2016

NSERC Discovery Grant

Our VPS34 kinase study was funded by an NSERC Discovery Grant.

January 04, 2016

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund will fund our studies in nutirent regulation of autophagy inititation. The fund recognizes leading researchers who are pursuing novel and internationally competitive research in their field. 

August 26, 2015

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the official website of the Russell Lab! Here we will be posting information regarding our latest research endeavours including photos, grants, videos and recent publications. You can also find the bio's of all our current team members under the People section and occassional updates (like this one) under the Lab News section. 


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