We welcome Cailyn and Rui to our lab!
We welcome our summer students Kashif, Nicholas and Xinyi to our lab!
Hansen wins the Mona Gauthier award at Princess Margaret!
Shanshan’s paper ‘CRISPR screens identify cholesterol biosynthesis as a therapeutic target on stemness and drug resistance of colon cancer’ has been accepted to Oncogene. Congratulations to Fraser, Shiyan, Musa and Yong who contributed to this study!
Congratulations to Mona on winning a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships!
Musa and Fraser’s CRISPRi screen paper is online in Nature Communications! Check it out!
Sujun successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Dr. Chen!
Sujun and Guanghui’s single-cell RNA-seq study was accepted to Nature Cell Biology. Congratulations!
Fraser and Musa’s work on CRISPR screen in double negative T cells was accepted to Blood. This was a great collaboration with Dr. Li Zhang’s group.
Musa and Fraser’s CRISPRi screen paper was accepted to Nature Communications, congratulations!
Dr. Xinpei Ci joined our lab as a research associate. Welcome on board, Xinpei!
Congratulations to Sujun for winning a Princess Margaret postdoctoral fellowship!
Sujun’s co-first author paper on LSD1 and FOXA1 is published!
Mona’s review paper on FOXA1 has been accepted to Protein & Cell, congratulations Mona!
Musa has accepted a scientist position at Roche, congratulations Musa!
Dave Guo joined our lab as a research technician. Welcome on board, Dave!
Sujun’s co-first author paper of LSD1 and FOXA1 was accepted to Nature Genetics, congratulations!
Congratulations to Jessica on passing her master thesis defense! We are proud of you, Jess!
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!
Hooray, Jessica was accepted to Medical School at University of Toronto, congratulations!
Yibo received CIHR postdoctoral fellowship award, congratulations!
Farewell to Moliang, best of luck with your PhD defense!
Haiyang’s co-first author paper on gastrointestinal transcription factors is online at Science Advances, congratulations to Haiyang!
Farewell to Haiyang, best of luck with your new lab at Shandong University!
Helen Zhu is joining our lab for her PhD training in computational biology. Welcome Helen!
Congratulations to Tony on receiving the PhD achievement award from Department of Medical Biophysics!
Congratulations to Mona on receiving the STARS21 fellowship!
Wenbin Ye is joining our lab as a visiting student. Welcome Wenbin!
Yibo is joining our lab with a PM postdoctoral fellowship award, welcome Yibo!
Yin Liu is joining our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Yin!
Farewell to Tony, best of luck with your postdoc training at UCSF!
Tony and Sujun’s review paper on noncoding RNA was accepted to Trends in Genetics, congratulations!
Sujun’s co-first author paper on FOXA1 mutation is online at Cell Research, congratulations! Read it here
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.
Congratulations on Musa’s co-first author paper of serum exosomal miRNA at Journal of Translational Medicine!
Miranda will leave us after this summer to pursue a career in dentistry at Western University. Congrats and stay in touch!
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.
Haiyang’s ONECUT2 paper was online at Nature Communications, congrats! Read more here.
The circRNA story was accepted in principle at Cell. Congrats!
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.
Haiyang’s ONECUT2 story got accepted at Nature Communication. Congrats!
Dr. He is among the three recipients for the $4M research grant from Movember Foundation. Read more here.
Fraser received Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship, congrats!
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!
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.
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
Jessica received OGS and MBP Excellence OSOTF, congratulations!
Manuscript on m6A methodology has been accepted for publication at PLOS Biology. Congrats!
The PCAT19 story has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field by F1000 Faculty Member Michael Zhang.
He lab contributes to three stories published on this same issue of Cell.
A preview summarize and comment on the PCAT19 story, check it here.
Check out this video from UHN newsroom to get a deeper understanding of the PCAT19 story.
He lab received a project grant funding from CIHR to explore the function of ONECUT2 in neuroendocrine prostate cancer. Congrats!
Two stories one day — congrats to Hansen for another online Cell paper. Click here to learn more about the genome of metastatic prostate cancer.
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’.
Yong has received a Princess Margaret Postdoctoral Fellowship – Hold’em for Life Fellowship in Cancer Research. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Sujun and Hansen on the Cell paper. Click here to learn more about the story of LSD1 in affecting cancer immunotherapy.
The lab gathered for lunch to congratulate Tony on the PCAT19 paper. Read more here: PCAT19 paper.
The fellowship sponsors attending to the 2018 RiboClub Annual Meeting. Good luck and have fun.
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!
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!
Dr. Hansen He has been promoted to Senior Scientist. Congratulations!
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!
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!
Fraser got selected for Rapid Fire talk at TFRI Ontario Node Research Symposium on Dec 4th. Good luck!
Xin’s baby girl arrived on the morning of thanksgiving day (Nov. 23th), welcome little Astrid!
Haiyang, Musa and Junjie presented posters at CCRC meeting on Nov 5th and 6th.
Haiyang gave Rapid Fire talk at Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) Annual Scientific Meeting on Nov 4th
Congrats to Musa and Hansen for the Oncogene paper! Read more about AR in CRPC
Congratulations to Yi on getting the paper accepted. Stay posted for follow-up updates!
Congratulations to Sujun on getting the Best Poster award for Ms.C. at this year’s JLM student symposium. Learn more about JLM.
The PCAT1 story won “Till and McCulloch Paper of the Year” award for 2016.
Hansen received two CHIR operating grants this year, congratulations
Read more about “Understanding the function of circular RNA in tumour hypoxia to better kill cancer cells” at the Terry Fox Research Institute
Under H. He’s supervision, Sujun Chen’s study of transcriptome landscape during cell cycle featured with GRO-seq data got accepted to PNAS.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Congratulations! Dr. He received New Investigator Salary Award from CIHR.
He lab received Movember Discovery Grant from Prostate Cancer Canada. Congratulations!
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!
Junjie Tony Hua passed the Reclassification Exam and now a PhD student! Big Congratulations to Tony!
Congratulations to Junjie Tony Hua for securing the Winter/Spring 2016 School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant
Welcome summer student Xiaotong Yang on board!
He Lab welcome Tran Nguyen on board as the new MSc Research Fellow.
Welcome summer student Xinghan (Hill) Du on board!
Hansen received Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Innovation and Research.
Congratulations Junjie Tony Hua for receiving Doctoral student scholarship from CIHR!
Hansen was awarded the ICS-IG Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize (2015-2016).
Congratulations Dr. Haiyang Guo for winning the Best Poster award at the SCBA Symposium, Toronto.
He Lab welcomes Dr. Shiyan Wang on board as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
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.
Congratulations Drs. Hansen and Yi on the collaboration paper in Nature.
He Lab welcomes Dr. Fraser Soares on board as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
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!
Welcome summer student Jennifer Lu on board!
Junjie Tony Hua received a CIHR CGS-M scholarship and a MBP Exellence Award, congratulations to Tony!
Welcome summer student Catherine Lu on board!
Hansen received a CCSRI innovation grant, congratulations!
Hansen received a CIHR operating grant, congratulations!
Welcome our first Ph.D student Yuzhe Zhang on board!
Welcome summer student Yuchen Li on board!
Welcome summer student Urooj Sheikh on board!
Hansen received a NSERC discovery grant, congratulations!
Musa and Hansen’s work on LSD1 has been published in Cell Reports, congratulations!
Jens Langstein joined the lab as an exchange student. Welcome, Jens!
Welcome our first summer student Christine Sarah Poon!
Dr. Haiyang Guo joined the lab as a postdoc. Welcome, Haiyang!
Dr. Musa Ahmed joined the lab. Welcome our first computational postdoc, Musa!
Hansen’s DNase-seq paper has been published in Nature Methods, congratulations!
The He lab received its first grant, the CFI leaders Opportunity Fund, special thanks to Neil Winegarden, Anthony Palma, and Helen Chan’s team.
Dr. Yi Liang joined the lab as the first experimental postdoc. Welcome, Yi!
The He Lab Officially Started!