News 2013

October 2013

Amanda Lee and Marianne Chew featured in McMaster Immunology Research Centre article

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September 2013

We are very pleased to announce, that our PhD student, Amanda Lee, has been named a Vanier Scholar.  Congratulations Amanda!

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Marianne Chew receives GSA Award for Contributions by Non-academic Staff

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Master's student, Evan Lusty, receives the Betty Horricks Research Endowment Fund 

August 2013

Ashkar Lab receives Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Grant

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We are very sad to say goodbye to another wonderful fourth year thesis project student, Zainab.  Good luck at U of T! 
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July 2013

Erratum to: Regulation of pregnancy maintenance and fetal survival in mice by CD27(low) mature NK cells.

Karimi K, Solano ME, Ashkar AA, Ho H, Steidle EM, McVey Neufeld KA,
Hecher K, 
Bienenstock J, Arck PC.

J Mol Med (Berl). 2013 Jul;91(7):903-4. doi: 10.1007/s00109-013-1031-3. 


June 2013

Interleukin-15 is required for maximal lipopolysaccharide-induced abortion.

Lee AJ, Kandiah N, Karimi K, Clark DA, Ashkar AA.

J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Jun;93(6):905-12. doi: 10.1189/jlb.0912442. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

We are very sad to say goodbye to our wonderful fourth year thesis project student Michele. All the best Michele!

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May 2013

Ali Ashkar awarded FHS Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision Award

Nicole Barra awarded Graduate Award

Amanda Lee awarded Graduate Student Publication Award


April 2013

Zainab Rangwala receives honourable mention for oral presentation at Biology Undergraduate Symposium, “Characterizing the Vaginal Microenvironment to Prevent HSV-2 Infection”


January 2013

The influence of macrophages and the tumor microenvironment on natural killer cells.

Krneta T, Gillgrass A, Ashkar AA.

Curr Mol Med. 2013 Jan;13(1):68-79.