News

25/09/2020
Congratulations to Sujun for winning a Princess Margaret postdoctoral fellowship!

31/08/2020
Sujun’s co-first author paper on LSD1 and FOXA1 is published!

18/08/2020
Mona’s review paper on FOXA1 has been accepted to Protein & Cell, congratulations Mona!

03/08/2020
Musa has accepted a scientist position at Roche, congratulations Musa!

24/07/2020
Sujun’s co-first author paper of LSD1 and FOXA1 was accepted to Nature Genetics, congratulations!

06/07/2020
Congratulations to Jessica on passing her master thesis defense! We are proud of you, Jess!

24/06/2020
Our paper Widespread and Functional RNA Circularization in Localized Prostate Cancer in Cell has been awarded the 2019 Till and McCulloch Paper of the Year- basic award! Congratulations to the lab on winning this award for the second time!

12/05/2020
Hooray, Jessica was accepted to Medical School at University of Toronto, congratulations!

23/04/2020
Yibo received CIHR postdoctoral fellowship award, congratulations!

26/12/2019
Farewell to Moliang, best of luck with your PhD defense!

01/12/2019
Haiyang’s co-first author paper on gastrointestinal transcription factors is online at Science Advances, congratulations to Haiyang!

16/11/2019
Farewell to Haiyang, best of luck with your new lab at Shandong University!

01/11/2019
Helen Zhu is joining our lab for her PhD training in computational biology. Welcome Helen!

12/09/2019
Congratulations to Tony on receiving the PhD achievement award from Department of Medical Biophysics!

23/10/2019
Congratulations to Mona on receiving the STARS21 fellowship!

07/09/2019
Wenbin Ye is joining our lab as a visiting student. Welcome Wenbin!

27/08/2019
Yibo is joining our lab with a PM postdoctoral fellowship award, welcome Yibo!

17/08/2019
Yin Liu is joining our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Yin!

31/07/2019
Farewell to Tony, best of luck with your postdoc training at UCSF!

01/11/2019
Tony and Sujun’s review paper on noncoding RNA was accepted to Trends in Genetics, congratulations!

19/07/2019
Sujun’s co-first author paper on FOXA1 mutation is online at Cell Research, congratulations! Read it here

27/05/2019
The Terry Fox Project Program Grant entitled ‘Triggers and Targets in the Tumor Microenvironment: Hypoxia and Beyond’ has been awarded funding for the period of 2019-2025! Dr. He is co-leading project 3 with Dr. Alejandro Berlin.

23/05/2019
Congratulations on Musa’s co-first author paper of serum exosomal miRNA at Journal of Translational Medicine!

16/05/2019
Miranda will leave us after this summer to pursue a career in dentistry at Western University. Congrats and stay in touch!

12/03/2019
Prostate Cancer Canada interviewed Hansen recently, read here for their featured article about our circRNA work: Hidden clue in blood could help fight aggressive prostate cancer.

07/02/2019
circRNA story is online at Cell. Read here to learn more about this circular genetic material. See also a news report on the work at UHN: Cancer Research in the Loop

07/02/2019
Haiyang’s ONECUT2 paper was online at Nature Communications, congrats! Read more here.

04/12/2018
The circRNA story was accepted in principle at Cell. Congrats!

04/12/2018
Tony and Sujun were selected to give oral presentation at the Cold Spring Harbor Asia Meeting and received SGS Conference Grant for the trip to China.

04/12/2018
Haiyang’s ONECUT2 story got accepted at Nature Communication. Congrats!

04/12/2018
Dr. He is among the three recipients for the $4M research grant from Movember Foundation. Read more here.

04/12/2018
Fraser received Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship, congrats!

04/12/2018
Sujun got the chance to present her work at RiboClub annual meeting and received the MBP and RiboClub travel award to sponsor the trip to Montreal, congrats!

18/09/2018
Sujun was awarded a scholarship from the Terry Fox Fundation, Strategic Training in Transdisciplinary Radiation Science for the 21st Century (STARS21) Program. Congrats! Learn more about the program here.

18/09/2018
The refined protocol for m6A analysis with with low input materials was online at Plos Biology. Congrats! Learn more about this exciting technology here: Refined RIP-seq protocol

17/08/2018
Jessica received OGS and MBP Excellence OSOTF, congratulations!

01/08/2018
Manuscript on m6A methodology has been accepted for publication at PLOS Biology. Congrats!

01/08/2018
The PCAT19 story has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field by F1000 Faculty Member Michael Zhang.

28/07/2018
He lab contributes to three stories published on this same issue of Cell.

28/07/2018
A preview summarize and comment on the PCAT19 story, check it here.

22/11/2018
Check out this video from UHN newsroom to get a deeper understanding of the PCAT19 story.

22/07/2018
He lab received a project grant funding from CIHR to explore the function of ONECUT2 in neuroendocrine prostate cancer. Congrats!

19/07/2018
Two stories one day — congrats to Hansen for another online Cell paper. Click here to learn more about the genome of metastatic prostate cancer.

19/07/2018
The recent study by Hua(Tony) et al. has been published online at cell. Read more here to learn how ‘Risk SNP-mediated promoter-enhancer switching drives prostate cancer through PCAT19’.

26/06/2018
Yong has received a Princess Margaret Postdoctoral Fellowship – Hold’em for Life Fellowship in Cancer Research. Congratulations!

21/06/2018
Congratulations to Sujun and Hansen on the Cell paper. Click here to learn more about the story of LSD1 in affecting cancer immunotherapy.

20/06/2018
The lab gathered for lunch to congratulate Tony on the PCAT19 paper. Read more here: PCAT19 paper.

19/06/2018
The fellowship sponsors attending to the 2018 RiboClub Annual Meeting. Good luck and have fun.

19/06/2018
Congratulations to Tony on getting the PCAT19 paper accepted at Cell. The lab is going to celebrate tomorrow at Bangkok garden. Stay posted for follow-up updates!

19/06/2018
He lab joined the Plaid For Dad day to help fight against prostate cancer. Learn more about the activities here: PlaidForDad We also wish all the dads happy father’s day and healthy forever!

27/05/2018
Dr. Hansen He has been promoted to Senior Scientist. Congratulations!

08/03/2018
Julie was promoted to UHN executive admin. The Hoffman, Lupien and He lab gathered together to say goodbye and wish her the best. Many thanks to Julie for all she has done for the group!

27/11/2017
Musa received a Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship to attend the upcoming meeting on Noncoding RNAs: Form, Function, Physiology, Feb 25 – Mar 1, 2018, in Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado. Bon voyage!

27/11/2017
Fraser got selected for Rapid Fire talk at TFRI Ontario Node Research Symposium on Dec 4th. Good luck!

27/11/2017
Xin’s baby girl arrived on the morning of thanksgiving day (Nov. 23th), welcome little Astrid!

27/11/2017
Haiyang, Musa and Junjie presented posters at CCRC meeting on Nov 5th and 6th.

27/11/2017
Haiyang gave Rapid Fire talk at Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) Annual Scientific Meeting on Nov 4th

23/10/2017
Congrats to Musa and Hansen for the Oncogene paper! Read more about AR in CRPC

09/07/2017
Congratulations to Yi on getting the paper accepted. Stay posted for follow-up updates!

07/06/2017
Congratulations to Sujun on getting the Best Poster award for Ms.C. at this year’s JLM student symposium. Learn more about JLM.

31/05/2017
The PCAT1 story won “Till and McCulloch Paper of the Year” award for 2016.

30/05/2017
Hansen received two CHIR operating grants this year, congratulations

19/04/2017
Read more about “Understanding the function of circular RNA in tumour hypoxia to better kill cancer cells” at the Terry Fox Research Institute

28/02/2017
Under H. He’s supervision, Sujun Chen’s study of transcriptome landscape during cell cycle featured with GRO-seq data got accepted to PNAS.

28/02/2017
Musa’s paper for Variant Set Enrichment is now online. The paper is here or available online at BioData Mining.

27/01/2017
Junjie(Tony) Hua et al. writes a review on non-coding RNA in personalized prostate cancer treatment for Personalized Medicine. The paper is available online at Personalized Medicine.

27/01/2017
Dr. He is among the three recipients for 2017 Terry Fox New Investigator Award. “Awards to three New Investigators were made by TFRI in late December 2016, for a total investment of $1.3 million. Each award is valued at $450,000 for a term of three years, commencing Jan. 1, 2017.” To read more about Terry Fox and the Award, here

25/11/2016
H. Guo, M. Ahmed, J. Hua and F. Soares, under H. He’s supervision, writes an editorial in the Epigenomics journal. The article is available here

26/08/2016
He Lab is sad to say goodbye to the summer students! Four of the students have successfully completed their short journey at the He Lab. Each of the students did an excellent job in his/her project and we believe that this experience will help them in their future education. We wish the summer students all the best.

15/08/2016
The recent study by Guo and Ahmed et al. has been published online in Nature Genetics. In this study, Dr. He and his colleagues performed an integrative analysis to pinpoint 45 candidate long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) associated with prostate cancer risk. They present the mechanism of how a prostate cancer associated risk SNP in 8q24. The recent study by Guo and Ahmed et al. has been published online in Nature Genetics. In this study, Dr. He and his colleagues performed an integrative analysis to pinpoint 45 candidate long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) associated with prostate cancer risk. They present the mechanism of how a prostate cancer associated risk SNP in 8q24 regulates the expression of a lncRNA, PCAT1. The study also shows that PCAT1 regulates AR late-response genes. Check out coverage from UHN, ScienceDaily, Cancer Discovery, BioPortfolio, and LncRNA Blog

30/06/2016
Congratulations! Dr. He received New Investigator Salary Award from CIHR.

22/06/2016
He lab received Movember Discovery Grant from Prostate Cancer Canada. Congratulations!

14/06/2016
Haiyang and Musa’s manuscript to Nature Genetics, titled “Modulation of long noncoding RNAs by risk SNPs underlying genetic predispositions to prostate cancer”, has been accepted! Congratulations to Haiyang and Musa!

26/05/2016
Junjie Tony Hua passed the Reclassification Exam and now a PhD student! Big Congratulations to Tony!

20/05/2016
Congratulations to Junjie Tony Hua for securing the Winter/Spring 2016 School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant

15/05/2016
Welcome summer student Xiaotong Yang on board!

03/05/2016
He Lab welcome Tran Nguyen on board as the new MSc Research Fellow.

02/05/2016
Welcome summer student Xinghan (Hill) Du on board!

02/05/2016
Hansen received Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Innovation and Research.

14/04/2016
Congratulations Junjie Tony Hua for receiving Doctoral student scholarship from CIHR!

02/04/2016
Hansen was awarded the ICS-IG Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize (2015-2016).

11/02/2016
Congratulations Dr. Haiyang Guo for winning the Best Poster award at the SCBA Symposium, Toronto.

04/01/2016
He Lab welcomes Dr. Shiyan Wang on board as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

21/12/2015
Congratulations To Dr. Hansen He for getting selected as the Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research Award from Prostate Cancer Canada. Read the news here.

03/12/2015
Congratulations Drs. Hansen and Yi on the collaboration paper in Nature.

02/11/2015
He Lab welcomes Dr. Fraser Soares on board as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

13/09/2015
Hansen walked 25km with over 4500 walkers and together raised $7.5M for Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation to conquer cancer! Thanks to all the donors!

10/09/2015
Welcome summer student Jennifer Lu on board!

17/08/2015
Junjie Tony Hua received a CIHR CGS-M scholarship and a MBP Exellence Award, congratulations to Tony!

03/08/2015
Welcome summer student Catherine Lu on board!

22/07/2015
Hansen received a CCSRI innovation grant, congratulations!

15/07/2015
Hansen received a CIHR operating grant, congratulations!

01/07/2015
Welcome our first Ph.D student Yuzhe Zhang on board!

15/06/2015
Welcome summer student Yuchen Li on board!

04/05/2015
Welcome summer student Urooj Sheikh on board!

02/04/2015
Hansen received a NSERC discovery grant, congratulations!

11/12/2014
Musa and Hansen’s work on LSD1 has been published in Cell Reports, congratulations!

01/09/2014
Jens Langstein joined the lab as an exchange student. Welcome, Jens!

02/06/2014
Welcome our first summer student Christine Sarah Poon!

07/04/2014
Dr. Haiyang Guo joined the lab as a postdoc. Welcome, Haiyang!

10/03/2014
Dr. Musa Ahmed joined the lab. Welcome our first computational postdoc, Musa!

11/01/2014
Hansen’s DNase-seq paper has been published in Nature Methods, congratulations!

11/11/2013
The He lab received its first grant, the CFI leaders Opportunity Fund, special thanks to Neil Winegarden, Anthony Palma, and Helen Chan’s team.

01/10/2013
Dr. Yi Liang joined the lab as the first experimental postdoc. Welcome, Yi!

09/09/2013
The He Lab Officially Started!