2015 MSFHR Research Trainee - Post-Doctoral Fellowship Awards

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Biomedical

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Louis-Philippe Bernier

Characterization of the acute morphological response of brain microglia to decreased oxygen levels and study of the mechanisms underlying microglial dynamic motility University of British Columbia

Julie Brind'Amour

Role of LTR retrotransposons in shaping the transcriptome and the epigenome of the mature oocyte and of the embryo University of British Columbia

Kirstin Brink

Extrinsic versus intrinsic regulation of tooth replacement in reptiles: Applications to tooth regeneration in mammals University of British Columbia

Jung-Chien Cheng

Upstream regulators of the Hippo signaling pathway in liver development and cancer University of British Columbia

Vedrana Cvetkovska

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
The mechanism and significance of the synaptogenic activity of amyloid precursor protein University of British Columbia

Brett Eyford

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
Assessment of melanotransferrin as an Alzheimer's disease biomarker University of British Columbia

Christopher Groten

The role and regulation of pannexin ion channels during cytotoxic edema University of British Columbia

Jasmin Hefendehl

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
Altered glutamate dynamics in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Novel early biomarkers with therapeutic potential University of British Columbia

Melanie Higgins

Development of novel indolmycin derivatives for the treatment of MRSA University of British Columbia

Ashley Hilchie

Optimizing anti-cancer peptides for use as novel cancer therapies University of British Columbia

Sieun Lee

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
Are there indicators of Alzheimer's disease in the eye?: New computational imaging and analysis algorithms Simon Fraser University

Itziar Martinez Gonzalez

Role of allergen-experienced Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in allergic lung inflammation University of British Columbia

Leila Mostaço-Guidolin

Award jointly funded in partnership with AllerGen
Multimodal characterization of airway remodeling with label-free nonlinear optical imaging University of British Columbia

Anja Mottok

The genetic basis of immune escape and its clinical relevance in lymphoid cancers BC Cancer Agency

Lucia Nappi

Co-targeting Hsp27 and EGFR as a strategy to improve EGFR targeted therapies in EGFR dependent solid tumors University of British Columbia

Kieran O'Neill

A comprehensive screen for oncogenic microRNA mutations in an acute myeloid leukemia cohort and across the Cancer Genome Atlas University of British Columbia

Malihe-Sadat Poormasjedi-Meibod

Award jointly funded in partnership with Rick Hansen Institute/International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries
Don’t sugar coat it: Cardiac consequences of developing type 2 diabetes after spinal cord injury University of British Columbia

Lisa Reynolds

Award jointly funded in partnership with AllerGen
The key bacterial species and mechanisms by which they modulate allergic disease development University of British Columbia

Jerry Tien

Targeting the regulation of DNA repair by CDK12 for breast and ovarian cancer therapy BC Cancer Agency

Stefanie Vogt

Characterizing the interactions between attaching and effacing pathogens and the gastrointestinal microbiota University of British Columbia

Yikan Wang

Award jointly funded in partnership with BC Cancer Foundation
Tracking the genomic footprints as predictive features of platinum refractory high-grade serous ovarian cancers BC Cancer Agency

Ying Wang

The role of arterial smooth muscle cells in foam cell formation in atherosclerosis University of British Columbia

Nicholas Weilinger

Award jointly funded in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Investigating a novel target for cerebral edema during stroke University of British Columbia

Christopher Willie

Central mechanisms of cerebral blood flow regulation University of British Columbia
Okanagan

Yun Zhang

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
Human islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation, the missing link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease? University of British Columbia

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Clinical

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Cindy Barha

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation
A randomized controlled trial examining the effect of aerobic exercise on cognitive decline and brain region volumes in older men and women with mild cognitive impairment: Possible interaction between sex and BDNF polymorphisms University of British Columbia

Mariya Cherkasova

Award jointly funded in partnership with the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation
Behavioural and neural correlates of placebo responses in healthy and clinical populations University of British Columbia

Amanda Chisholm

How is the motor learning capacity of a skilled walking task affected after an incomplete spinal cord injury? University of British Columbia

Ethan Gough

Alteration of intestinal microbiota composition and function by co-trimoxazole use and the effect of these changes on growth in HIV-infected children University of British Columbia

Kathryn Hayward

Characterizing Arm Recovery in People with Severe Stroke (CARPSS) University of British Columbia

Jason Neva

Using aerobic exercise to enhance motor learning and cortical excitability after stroke University of British Columbia

Brodie Sakakibara

A telehealth intervention to promote healthy lifestyles after stroke: The Stroke COACH Simon Fraser University

Hui-li Wong

Mutant cell-free DNA as a non-invasive blood test to monitor pancreatic cancer BC Cancer Agency

Vahid Zakeri

A computer-assisted method for dental implant procedures using drilling sounds University of British Columbia

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Health Services

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Ofer Amram

Understanding the spatial and contextual inequities of health access and use by people living with or vulnerable to HIV in British Columbia University of British Columbia

Veronic Clair

Continuing Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) of the computer-based Drug and Alcohol Training Assessment in Kenya (eDATA K) University of British Columbia

Katherine Duff

Supporting women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights through Treatment as Prevention (TasP): investigating the impact of structural and interpersonal violence on HIV and reproductive health inequities among women living with HIV in British Columbia University of British Columbia

Daphne Ling

The cost effectiveness of personalized medicine: Using a biomarker-driven treatment strategy for Rheumatoid Arthritis University of British Columbia

Kendra Mitchell-Foster

Mirrored integrated patient practitioner journey mapping for addressing persistent health inequities lived by Aboriginal people in northern British Columbia University of Northern British Columbia

Adebimpe Obembe

Influence of community rehabilitation services on community reintegration and health utilization  after stroke University of British Columbia

Maria Socias

Integrating HCV and addiction treatment to improve individual and population HCV outcomes among people who inject drugs University of British Columbia

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Population Health

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Raphael Arku

Global epidemiologic study of air pollution exposures and cardiovascular and respiratory disease in the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study University of British Columbia

Jacquelyn Cragg

Etiology and progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: an epidemiological analysis of environmental risk factors University of British Columbia

Devon Greyson

Understanding the role of information in vaccine hesitant parents' decision-making University of British Columbia

Rod Knight

Implementation and ethical dimensions of scaling up HIV ‘Treatment as Prevention’: Examining the experiences of people who inject drugs Simon Fraser University

Andrea Krüsi

Women and the criminalization of HIV - An ethnographic investigation of gendered power relations, violence and access to health care University of British Columbia

Hasina Samji

Wealthy and healthy: Socioeconomic status (SES) and syndemics University of British Columbia

Andrew Tu

Exploring the mediating effect of parenting practices on the relationship between the neighbourhood environment and child physical activity University of British Columbia

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