Banting Fellows 2010–2011




Name Discipline Host institution Project titleFootnote 2

Abdelouahab, Nadia
Environmental Influences on Health Université de Sherbrooke Old and new environmental exposures: focus on flame retardants mixture as a potential risk factor for neurodevelopmental impairment. Follow up of GESTE birth cohort.

Armijo-Olivo, Susan
Health Services Research University of Alberta Informed Decision Making in Health Care: the Impact of Research Methods on Treatment Recommendations

Barry, Christopher
Cell Biology Morgridge Institute for Research (Madison, Wisconsin) Derivation of the Blood-Brain Barrier from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Chari, Rajagopal
Genetics Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) A high throughput system for delivering genome sequence-based personalized medicine

Cobat, Aurélie
Genetics The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre Identification of tuberculosis infection resistance genes

Dang-Vu, Thien Thanh
Imaging Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Pathophysiology of adult somnambulism: a functional neuroimaging approach

Do, Ron
Genetics Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) Exome Sequencing to Discover Novel Genetic Causes of High or Low High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

Dowling, Ryan J
Cancer University Health Network (Toronto) Identification of a molecular profile predictive of metformin sensitivity in human breast cancer.

Fullerton, Morgan D
Metabolism/Diabetes McMaster University Macrophage AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK): its role in regulating obesity induced-inflammation, insulin resistance and atherosclerosis

Ghasemlou, Nader
Nervous System Children's Hospital (Boston) The role of peripheral macrophage-derived immune mediators on nociceptors and the evolution of inflammatory pain

Harris, Cory S
Health Research McGill University Plants as drugs, foods, and placebos: An interdisciplinary approach to traditional medicine and Aboriginal health

Iannello, Alexandre C
Cancer University of California (Berkeley) Uncovering the specific molecular pathways that regulate the cellular display of NKG2D ligands in the context of cancers

Idaghdour, Youssef
Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Hôpital Sainte-Justine (Montreal) Genomic and Environmental Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Kastner, Monika


Health Services Research St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto) The evaluation of a Guideline Implementability Tool (GUIDE-IT) to facilitate the uptake of Canadian guidelines

Lebel, Catherine A
Imaging University of California
(Los Angeles)
Magnetic resonance imaging of brain development in children and youth with perinatally-acquired HIV
Lilly, Meredith B Health Services Research McMaster University Addressing research gaps in the labour supply of family/friend caregivers: long-term impacts, the formal/informal care trade-off, care setting, and statistical endogeneity

Mograss, Melodee A
Health Research McGill University Health Centre Episodic memory and emotional processing in children with REM-related OSA

Persaud, Navindra
Health Research St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto) Determinants of physician prescribing behavior

Pless, Stephan A
Cell. & Mol. Biol.-Biophysics University of British Columbia Investigating anti-arrhythmic inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels with unnatural amino acids and fluorescence spectroscopy

Riva, Mylene
Population Health Université Laval Cardiovascular health in Canada's northern communities: examining the influence of geographic life environment

Rivière, Jean-Baptiste
Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Children's Hospital (Seattle) A genomic approach to identify novel genes associated with human brain malformations

Schwartz, Neil
Mental Health Stanford University The effects of relapses on the capacity to abstain from drug use during addiction

Villani, Alexandra-Chloé
Cancer Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Cambridge, Massachusetts) Dissection of molecular pathways involved in controlling tumor-associated inflammation and in mediating interactions with tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs).

Warby, Simon
Genetics Stanford University Genetics of Sleep Electroencephalography
Name Discipline Host institution Project titleFootnote 2

Akematsu, Takahiko
Cell Biology York University Molecular mechanism(s) of programmed nuclear death

Armitage, James
Organic Chemistry University of Toronto Assessing the bioaccumulation and exposure potential of ionizing compounds in aquatic and terrestrial organisms

Batty, Christopher
Information Technology Columbia University Computational Modeling and Algorithms for Icicle Growth

Bonier, Frances
Evolution and Ecology Queen's University The Role of Glucocorticoids in Mediating Life History Tradeoffs

Buckingham, Gavin
Behavioural Neuroscience University of Western Ontario Visual substitution for lost haptics during skilled object lifting

Clancy, James
Condensed Matter Physics University of Toronto Studies of Iridium-Based Quantum Materials Using Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering

Gantner, Nikolaus
Aquatic Ecology and Limnology University of Victoria Evaluation of hydro-climatic drivers of contaminant transfer in aquatic food webs in the Husky Lakes Watershed (Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories)

Geach, James
Astronomy and Astrophysics McGill University A Cosmic census of molecular hydrogen: the link between galaxy evolution and environment

Geary, Laina
Organic Chemistry University of Texas at Austin Toward the Ideal Synthesis of Drug Candidates: Byproduct-Free Syntheses of Homopropargylic Alcohols and Furans from Enynes and Alcohols via Hydrogen Auto-Transfer Reactions

Harris, Ashley
Biomedical Engineering Cardiff University Measuring Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen Consumption with Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Application to Alzheimer's Disease

Hayat, Alex
Physics - Optics University of Toronto High-temperature superconductor quantum LEDs for quantum information processing

Higgins, Brendon
Physics - Optics University of Waterloo Loss-tolerant devices for satellite-based quantum key distribution and large-scale photonic experiments

Ibrahim, Heide
Physical Chemistry Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique Ultrafast dynamics meets Real Space Imaging: Developing an Ultrafast Electron Microscope

Jiang, Wen
Biomedical Engineering Standford School of Medicine Real-Time Functional Characterization of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche Using Intravital Two-Photon Microscopy

Michalopoulos, Diomidis
Communications Systems University of British Columbia Green and Sustainable Communications

Richards, Blake
Neurophysiology Hospital for Sick Children The role of parvalbumin positive interneurons in memory reorganization

Saab, Rayan
Applied Mathematics Duke University Quantization for Compressed Sensing

Tanentzap, Andrew
Aquatic Ecology and Limnology York University Herbivore-induced organic carbon dynamics and the recovery of lakes from historical disturbances

Van Horn, Marion
Neurophysiology McGill University Neuron-glia interactions in the development of spatiotemporal receptive fields in the retinotectal system of Xenopus tadpoles

Vogel, Daniel
Information Technology University of Waterloo The Design and Evaluation of an Interactive Public Ambient Display in an Art Gallery Context: Towards an Understanding of Aesthetic Interaction Experiences

Wong, Alex
Genetics Carleton University Pleiotropic effects of adaptive mutations
Name Discipline Host institution Project titleFootnote 2

Abrahamse, Wokje
Environment and Sustainability University of Victoria From smart norms to smart actions: examining the spill-over effect in environmentally friendly behaviours

Adanhounme, Armel Brice
Employment and Labour McGill University Retour aux origines juridiques de la production de l'exclusion au travail

Chow, Yin Angela
Education University of Alberta Gendered pathways from youth to mid-life in Canada

Coon, Jessica
Indigenous Peoples McGill University Predicate fronting and ergativity: what Mayan and Malagasy tell us about universal grammar

DeFalco, Amelia
Arts and Culture McMaster University Imaging care: responsibility, dependency and subjectivity in Canadian literature

Dilhac, Marc-Antoine
Ethics Université de Montréal L'apprentissage de la tolérance : comment articuler les règles institutionnelles et les dispositions morales des citoyens

Dumitrescu, Delia
Politics and Government Université de Montréal Anxiety and democratic citizenship

Estill, Laura
Arts and Culture University of Victoria Watching, reading, and changing plays: seventeenth-century dramatic extracts in manuscripts, an online database and a scholarly monograph
Fortin-Pellerin, Laurence Women University of Ottawa Industries du sexe, libéralisme et conventions internationales

Jeangène Vilmer, Jean-Baptiste
International Relations, Development and Trade McGill University The changing nature of war and its new moral and legal challenges: privatization, robotization, ecologization

Jindal, Rohit
Global/Climate Change University of Alberta Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation" work: Identifying rules and rewards for forest conservation to address global climate change.

KC, Krishna Bahadur
Agriculture University of Guelph Modeling the implication of bio-energy policy on land use change: A global study

Kempf, Arlo
Education University of California
(Los Angeles)
Pedagogy, race, and racelessness: a comparative analysis of colourblindness in teacher praxis in the US and Canada

MacLaren, Eli
Arts and Culture Carleton University The production of Canadian literature

Madigan, Sheri
Family University of Toronto Understanding within family differences in child socio-emotional competence: moderating mechanism

Owen, Taylor
International Relations, Development and Trade University of British Columbia Spaces of conflict: a spatial analysis of the rise of the Khmer Rouge insurgency

Rhemtulla, Mijke
Social Development and Welfare University of Kansas Planned missing data designs for development research

Rossignol, Sébastien
Arts and Culture Dalhousie University Shaping and adapting traditions: culture, identity and representation of power in the charters of the Silesian and Pomeranian Dukes (ca. 1200-ca. 1330)

Schwartz, Alexander
Law and Justice Queen's University Sub-state constitutionalism and plurinational states

Shepheard, Mark
Environment and Sustainability McGill University The stewardship debate and the role of virtue in regulating water management for agriculture: a comparative socio legal analysis

Signé Gnéchie, Landry Bertino
Politics and Government Stanford University The efficiency of the political response to the global financial and economic crisis in Africa: does the political regime and economic structure matter

Spencer, Dale
Law and Justice University of Alberta Missing the mark: the politics and institutional processes of criminal victimization

Stegenga, Jacob
Science and Technology University of Toronto Evidence, causation, and natural selection

Timko, Joleen
Poverty World Agroforestry Centre Exploring the interlinkages between HIV/AIDS-related morbidity and morality, forest resource dependence, and household resilience in Tanzania

Zeilinger, Martin
Arts and Culture York University Cultural appropriation in the digital era: intellectual property policy and collaborative creativity in audiovisual sampling and remixing
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