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Dec 8, 2023

Our memoQTL paper is online at Genome Biology! Congratulations to Yong, Rahi and Magnus.

Dec 6, 2023

Congratulations to Helen for passing her PhD Thesis Defense!

Sept 15, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. He on being awarded the Canadian Cancer Society 2022 Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize!

Sept 1, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. He on his appointment as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in RNA Medicine!

Aug 24, 2023

Congratulations to Vivian on winning the Cancer Digital Intelligence Spark Award!

August 3, 2023

Congratulations to Peter for winning the 2023 MOHCCN Health Informatics and Data Science Award!

July 20, 2023

Congratulations to Linsey for passing her Master Thesis Defense! Good luck at Harvard for your PhD!

July 11, 2023

Congratulations to Perian For passing his PhD Thesis Defense!

July 5, 2023

Yong’s paper on MeDIP-seq pipeline is published at Bioinformatics, congratulations to Yong and the team!

Dec 15, 2022

Sujun commenced on her independent laboratory at Sichuan University, congratulations!

Dec 1, 2022

Chengpeng and Jiaying joined us as postdoctoral fellows, welcome!

Dec 1, 2022

Vivian, Magnus and Lin joined us as graduate students, welcome!

Nov 22, 2022

Mona recieved the Keystone Symposia Scholarship, congratulations!

Nov 1, 2022

Our collaborative study of 5hmC in prostate tumors and liquid biopsies is online at PNAS.

Oct 29, 2022

Our work on 5mC in prostate cancer liquid biopsies is online at Nature Communications.

Oct 1, 2022

Ziting Judy Xia joined our laboratory for her undergraduate thesis project, welcome!

Sept 1, 2022

Shiyan commenced on her independent laboratory at Sun Yet-Sen University, congratulations!

July 14, 2022

Vivian received a Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Founders’ Award. Congratulations to Vivian!

July 8, 2022

Joint lab party was held at woodbine beach with the Notta lab.

July 1, 2022

Hansen has been promoted to full professor! HOORRAY!

May 2, 2022

Sujun received the CIHR postdoctoral award! Congratulations to her!

Apr 25, 2022

We welcome Yujuan Wang to join our lab for her postdoctoral training!

Jan 18, 2022

Shiyan and Yong’s paper on YTHDF1 has been published in Gastroenterology. Read the press release here. Read the paper here.

Dec 17, 2021

We welcome Peter Her to join our lab for his Master training.

Dec 17, 2021

Sujun received Young Investigator Award from Prostate Cancer Foundation! Learn more here.

Dec 17, 2021

Haiyang’s paper of AR and MYC equilibration in prostate cancer is out at Nature Communications! Read it here

Sept 28, 2021

Sujun wins the MBP Achievement Award in the Basic Research category! Congratulations, Sujun!

June 18, 2021

He lab does Plaid for Dad in support of prostate cancer research. Learn more about this initiative here.

June 7, 2021

We welcome Cailyn and Rui to our lab!

May 13, 2021

We welcome our summer students Kashif, Nicholas and Xinyi to our lab!

May 13, 2021

Hansen wins the Mona Gauthier award at Princess Margaret!

May 12, 2021

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!

Apr 15, 2021

Congratulations to Mona on winning a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships!

March 19, 2021

Musa and Fraser’s CRISPRi screen paper is online in Nature Communications! Check it out!

Feb 19, 2021

Sujun successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Dr. Chen!

Jan 8, 2021

Sujun and Guanghui’s scRNA-seq paper is online with highlight of News&views from Nature Cell Biology. Read it here! And read the paper here.

Jan 8, 2021

Sujun and Guanghui’s single-cell RNA-seq study was accepted to Nature Cell Biology. Congratulations!

Nov 24, 2020

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.

Nov 24, 2020

Musa and Fraser’s CRISPRi screen paper was accepted to Nature Communications, congratulations!

Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Xinpei Ci joined our lab as a research associate. Welcome on board, Xinpei!

Sept 25, 2020

Congratulations to Sujun for winning a Princess Margaret postdoctoral fellowship!

Aug 31, 2020

Sujun’s co-first author paper on LSD1 and FOXA1 is published!

Aug 18, 2020

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

Aug 3, 2020

Musa has accepted a scientist position at Roche, congratulations Musa!

Aug 1, 2020

Dave Guo joined our lab as a research technician. Welcome on board, Dave!

July 24, 2020

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

July 6, 2020

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

June 24, 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!

May 12, 2020

Hooray, Jessica was accepted to Medical School at University of Toronto, congratulations!

Apr 23, 2020

Yibo received CIHR postdoctoral fellowship award, congratulations!

Dec 26, 2019

Farewell to Moliang, best of luck with your PhD defense!

Dec 1, 2019

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

Nov 16, 2019

Farewell to Haiyang, best of luck with your new lab at Shandong University!

Nov 1, 2019

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

Sept 12, 2019

Congratulations to Tony on receiving the PhD Achievement Award from Department of Medical Biophysics!

Oct 23, 2019

Congratulations to Mona on receiving the STARS21 fellowship!

Sept 7, 2019

Wenbin Ye is joining our lab as a visiting student. Welcome Wenbin!

Aug 27, 2019

Yibo is joining our lab with a PM postdoctoral fellowship award, welcome Yibo!

Aug 17, 2019

Yin Liu is joining our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Yin!

July 31, 2019

Farewell to Tony, best of luck with your postdoc training at UCSF!

Nov 1, 2019

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

July 19, 2019

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

Apr 27, 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.

Apr 16, 2019

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

Mar 12, 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.

Feb 7, 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

Feb 7, 2019

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

Dec 4, 2018

The circRNA story was accepted in principle at Cell. Congrats!

Dec 4, 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.

Dec 4, 2018

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

Dec 4, 2018

Fraser received Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship, congrats!

Dec 4, 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!

Dec 4, 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.

Sept 18, 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

Sept 18, 2018

Jessica received OGS and MBP Excellence OSOTF, congratulations!

Aug 17, 2018

Manuscript on m6A methodology has been accepted for publication at PLOS Biology. Congrats!

Aug 1, 2018

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

Aug 1, 2018

He lab contributes to three stories published on this same issue of Cell.

July 28, 2018

A preview summarize and comment on the PCAT19 story, check it here.

July 28, 2018

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

July 22, 2018

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

July 19, 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.

July 19, 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’.

June 26, 2018

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

June 21, 2018

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

June 20, 2018

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

June 19, 2018

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

June 19, 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!

Apr 27, 2018

Dr. Hansen He has been promoted to Senior Scientist. Congratulations!

Mar 8, 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!

Nov 27, 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!

Nov 27, 2017

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

Nov 27, 2017

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

Nov 27, 2017

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

Nov 27, 2017

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

Oct 23, 2017

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

July 9, 2017

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

June 7, 2017

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

May 31, 2017

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

May 30, 2017

Hansen received two CHIR operating grants this year, congratulations.

Apr 19, 2017

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

Feb 28, 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.

Feb 28, 2017

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

Jan 27, 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.

Jan 27, 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

Nov 25, 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

Aug 26, 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.

Aug 15, 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 UHNScienceDailyCancer DiscoveryBioPortfolio, and LncRNA Blog

June 30, 2016

Congratulations! Dr. He received New Investigator Salary Award from CIHR.

June 22, 2016

He lab received Movember Discovery Grant from Prostate Cancer Canada. Congratulations!

June 14, 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!

May 26, 2016

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

May 20, 2016

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

May 15, 2016

Welcome summer student Xiaotong Yang on board!

May 3, 2016

He Lab welcome Tran Nguyen on board as the new MSc Research Fellow.

May 2, 2016

Welcome summer student Xinghan (Hill) Du on board!

May 2, 2016

Hansen received Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Innovation and Research.

Apr 14, 2016

Congratulations Junjie Tony Hua for receiving Doctoral student scholarship from CIHR!

Apr 2, 2016

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

Feb 11, 2016

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

Jan 4, 2016

He Lab welcomes Dr. Shiyan Wang on board as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Dec 21, 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.

Dec 3, 2015

Congratulations Drs. Hansen and Yi on the collaboration paper in Nature.

Nov 2, 2015

He Lab welcomes Dr. Fraser Soares on board as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Sept 13, 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!

Sept 10, 2015

Welcome summer student Jennifer Lu on board!

Aug 17, 2015

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

Aug 3, 2015

Welcome summer student Catherine Lu on board!

July 22, 2015

Hansen received a CCSRI innovation grant, congratulations!

July 15, 2015

Hansen received a CIHR operating grant, congratulations!

July 1, 2015

Welcome our first Ph.D student Yuzhe Zhang on board!

June 15, 2015

Welcome summer student Yuchen Li on board!

May 4, 2015

Welcome summer student Urooj Sheikh on board!

Apr 2, 2015

Hansen received a NSERC discovery grant, congratulations!

Dec 11, 2014

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

Sept 1, 2014

Jens Langstein joined the lab as an exchange student. Welcome, Jens!

June 2, 2014

Welcome our first summer student Christine Sarah Poon!

Apr 7, 2013

Dr. Haiyang Guo joined the lab as a postdoc. Welcome, Haiyang!

Mar 10, 2014

Dr. Musa Ahmed joined the lab. Welcome our first computational postdoc, Musa!

Jan 11, 2014

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

Nov 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.

Oct 1, 2013

Dr. Yi Liang joined the lab as the first experimental postdoc. Welcome, Yi!

Sept 9, 2013

The He Lab Officially Started!

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