The Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day will take place on Friday, April 12th, 2019. The guest speaker will be Dr. Chantelle Capicciotti, Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine from the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery. She will speak on "Harnessing Chemical Glycobiology for Biomedical and Imaging Applications"
Dr. Chantelle Capicciotti received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Robert Ben where she was the recipient of a doctoral fellowship from Canadian Blood Services for her work on designing small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors for use as cryoprotectants for red blood cells and hematopoietic stem cells. She then joined the lab of Prof. Geert-Jan Boons in 2014 for post-doctoral research studies at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC)/University of Georgia where she developed chemoenzymatic strategies for the synthesis of oligosaccharides and complex glycans, and she developed a cell-surface glyco-engineering methodology using modified sialic acid derivatives. Dr. Capicciotti joins the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery in July 2018 as a Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine. Her research interests are in the field of glycobiology focusing on understanding how glycans/glycoproteins interact with proteins at a cellular level to elicit biological function, as well as on developing glycan-based approaches for biomarker identification, disease diagnosis, imaging techniques, and cell-based therapies.
Please click here for the Faculty Research Day Agenda
The award was initiated by Dr. Michael Chan (in consultation with the Division of General Surgery) and intended to reward excellence in clinical care. The award is to be presented annually to a general surgery resident who consistently demonstrated dedication to the delivery of compassionate, comprehensive care of patients. The award will hopefully inspire residents in the general surgery program to always pursue excellence in clinical care.