Current MD-PhD Student - Mathieu Bakhoum
||Name: Mathieu Bakhoum
Year in Program: MY3
Undergrad University: Simon Fraser University - Canada
Mentor: George R. Jackson, M.D., Ph.D.
Graduate Program: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Mathieu is currently working on developing a model to study the effect of neurodegeneration on sleep disturbance. He is also working on identifying autophagic pathologies that accumulate with aging in the iris epithelium. He plans to pursue residency training in ophthalmology
Honors and Awards
- Central Society for Clinical Research Honorarium and Oral Presentation Award (2013)
- The James E. Beall II Memorial Award in Anatomy and Neurosciences Award (2012)
- The Robert Harrison, M.D. Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Scholarship Award (2012)
- Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) Travel Fellowship (2012)
- Central Society for Clinical Research Trainee Award (2012)
- American Physician Scientist Association Travel Award (2012)
- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Associates Scholarship (2011)
- Jen Chieh and Katherine Huang Scholarship (2011)
- Margaret Saunders Travel Award (2011)
- Best Poster Award. The fifteenth Annual Forum on Aging, The Sealy Center on Aging (2011)
- Central Society for Clinical Research Trainee Award (2011)
- Passed with honor distinction in the Qualifying examination for the Neuroscience Graduate Program (2010)
- Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience (2009)
- Shrum International Entrance Full Scholarship, Simon Fraser University (2003 – 2007)
- Honor Roll, Simon Fraser University (2004 – 2005)
- Entrance Full Scholarship,
United World College of the Pacific (2001 – 2003)
- Bakhoum MF, Ding Z, Carlton SM, and Jackson GR. Rapamycin rescue of tauopathy is
associated with increased accumulation of immature autophagosomes and gridlock of
autophagic flux. Under Review
- Phirke P, Efimenko E, Mohan S, Burghoorn J, Crona F, Bakhoum MW, Trieb M, Schuske K,
Jorgensen EM, Piasecki BP, Leroux MR, Swoboda P. Transcriptional profiling of C. elegans
DAF-19 uncovers a ciliary base-associated protein and a CDK/CCRK/LF2p-related kinase
required for intraflagellar transport. Dev Biol. (2011) Sep 1;357(1):235-47.
- Bakhoum MF and Jackson GR. Demise of the flies why Drosophila models still matter. Prog
Mol Biol Transl Sci (2011) vol. 100 pp. 483-98.
- Chen N, Mah A, Blacque OE, Chu J, Phgora K, Bakhoum MW, Newbury CR, Khattra J,
Chan S, Go A, Efimenko E, Johnsen R, Phirke P, Swoboda P, Marra M, Moerman DG,
Leroux MR, Baillie DL, Stein LD. Identification of ciliary and ciliopathy genes in
Caenorhabditis elegans through comparative genomics. Genome Biol (2006) 7(12):R126.
- Pathology remini scent of autophagy gridlock in aging and neurodegeneration.
The Central Society for Clinical Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (2013)
- Autophagy gridlock in tauopathy, Final Dissertation.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTMB, Galveston, TX (2012)
- Autophagy gridlock in a Drosophila model of human tauopathy,
The Mitchell Center for Neurodegeneration, UTMB, Galveston, TX (2012)
- "Exploring the role of autophagy in Tau pathogenesis" UTMB, TX (2011)
- "New insights into Alzheimer Disease progression from molecular behaviors
of Aβ and τ" Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience, UTMB, TX (2009)
Hobbies or just something about yourself in general:
Mathieu's hobbies include reading, sailing, soccer and music (piano).