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2019 Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day

2019 Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day

Left to right: Dr Annie Ritter, winner of Resident Clerkship Award, Dr Caitlin Yeo, winner of the John Rudan Resident Award for Excellence, Dr Jay Engel, winner of the Faculty Clerkship Award, Dr John Rudan, Department Head, Surgery and Dr Chantelle Capicciotti, Guest Speaker

Charles Sorbie Department of Surgery Faculty Research Day

The main objective of The Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day is to provide participants with an opportunity to enhance surgical research by familiarizing themselves with the research activities of others within the Department of Surgery at Queen’s University as well as provide research mentorship for our surgical residents. Guest speakers are invited to review the role of research in surgical education and its influence on industry.

The next Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020
More information to follow soon!

The most recent Faculty Research Day took place on Friday, April 12th, 2019. The guest speaker was Dr. Chantelle Capicciotti, Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine from the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery. She spoke 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.

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