Prairies Node

Research Symposium Day

The TFRI Prairie Node Symposium Day took place on June 9, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB. Nearly 100 people attended the event, hosted by Prairies Node leader Dr. Jim Davie. Dr. Sean Egan (Hospital for Sick Children) gave the keynote speech on modelling metastatic breast cancer. For the full agenda, download the symposium program.


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Node Leader: Dr. James R. Davie

Dr. Jim Davie received his B.Sc. and PhD degrees from the University of British Columbia. His post-doctoral training in the area of chromatin structure and function was done in the lab of Dr. Ken van Holde at Oregon State University. He is TFRI's Prairie Node Leader and a member of the TFRI Executive.

He is scientific director of the Manitoba Health Research Council, acting associate director of the Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology and professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba.

He serves on several editorial boards of journals publishing in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology and is editor of the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He has served as a chair and panel member on CIHR and NCIC peer review committees.

His research interests include epigenetic regulation of gene expression in normal and cancer cells, nuclear matrix structure and function, sub-cellular trafficking of transcription factors and chromatin remodeling complexes, signal transduction pathways, chromatin structure and function, and biomarkers in the early detection of cancer. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Chromatin Dynamics (Tier 1).

Prairies Node Regional Advisory Committee Members

Mr. Mo Bundon

Photo and bio coming soon


Dr. Steven Lewis

Steven Lewis is a health policy and research consultant based in Saskatoon, and adjunct professor of health policy at Simon Fraser University. Prior to resuming a full-time consulting practice he headed a health research granting agency and spent seven years as CEO of the Health Services Utilization and Research Commission in Saskatchewan. He has served on various boards and committees, including the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, the Health Council of Canada, and the editorial boards of several journals, including Open Medicine. He writes frequently on improving quality, equity, and performance in health care, and is the moderator of the M.A.S.H. blog - Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health.


Dr. Stewart McMillan, Chair

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