Banting Fellows 2011–2012




Name Discipline Host institution Project titleFootnote 2

Boisselier Mailfait, Elodie
Biochemistry Université Laval Impact de la détermination de la structure et de l'interaction membranaire de la rétinol déshydrogénase 8 pour les maladies de la rétine

Coté, Marceline
Virology Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston) Development and characterization of new antivirals against ebolavirus

Crome, Sarah A
Cancer University Health Network (Toronto) Advancing Tumour Infiltrating Lymphocyte Therapy for Ovarian Cancer to the Clinic

D'Costa, Vanessa
Bacteriology Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto) Salmonella Pathogenesis: Characterization of Bacterial-Mediated Inhibition of Host Trafficking

Dong, Tao
Bacteriology Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) Deciphering the function of Type VI secretion systems in an emerging human pathogen Photorhabdus asymbiotica

Dwivedi, Girish
Cardiovascular University of Ottawa Heart Institute/Institut de cardiologie de l'Université d'Ottawa Functional Assessment with Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography: Comparison with Rubidium-82 Positron Emission Tomography

Ferro, Mark
Mental Health McMaster University Modeling the Influence of Chronic Illness and Family Environment on Self-concept and Mental Health Outcomes in Adolescents

Foley, Jonathan
Cardiovascular University of British Columbia The thrombin-complement connection: Gaining new insights into their cooperation in promoting inflammation and thrombosis

Ifergan, Igal
Health Research Northwestern University (Illinois) The Wnt Pathway as a Modulator of Tolerogenic APCs in MS

Julien, Olivier
Cancer University of California (San Francisco) Balance between life and death: the crucial role of caspase regulation during apoptosis and cell differentiation

Kushwah, Rahul
Immunology-Transplantation McMaster University Direct conversion of human skin fibroblasts to the lymphoid lineages

Lavoie, Hugo
Molecular Biology Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (Montreal, QC)/Institut de recherche en immunologie et en cancérologie A systems-level study of the mechanisms leading to RAF dimerization and activation

Lehnertz, Bernhard 
Cancer Université de Montréal The Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2): a mechanistic investigation of its role in normal and leukemia stem cells.

Lemire, Mélanie
Environmental Influences on Health Université Laval Country foods and cardiovascular health in Nunavik, northern Quebec:  studying the complex balance between nutrients and environmental contaminants

Levin, Aviad
Virology University of Alberta Study the interactions between Hepatitis C virus proteins and nucleoporins

Mortenson, William B
Gerontology Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C.) The Impact of Assistive Technology on Users and their Informal Caregivers: A Mixed-Methods Study

Murphy, Rachel
Geriatrics National Institute on Aging (Bethesda, MD) Lifetime effects of weight and weight related health conditions on healthy aging and maintenance of autonomy

Noyce, Ryan S
Virology IWK Health Centre (Halifax) The role of the epithelial cell receptor nectin 4 in measles virus pathogenesis and oncolytic therapy
Safdar, Syed A Cardiovascular Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) Elucidating the Role of Skeletal Muscle SIRT1/PGC-1a Metabolic Axis in Modulating Angiogenesis: Can Vascular Aging be Reversed?

Saltzman, Arneet L
Molecular Biology Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) The role of Polycomb-RNA interactions in stem cell pluripotency

Schmoelzer, Georg
Respiration University of Alberta Respiratory function at birth

Sobhanifar, Solmaz
Molecular Biology University of British Columbia Structural and mechanistic characterization of sensor-transducer membrane proteins BlaR1 and MecR1 in environmental sensing and antibiotic resistance in MRSA using cell-free protein expression.

Valdmanis, Paul N
Genetics Stanford University (California) The effect that inactivation of the RNA interference machinery has on endogenous levels of microRNAs and their gene targets
Name Discipline Host institution Project TitleFootnote 2

Barnett-Cowan, Michael
Sensory Systems and Perception University of Western Ontario Mapping the neural correlates of gravity perception using functional magnetic resonance imaging

Barrett, Rowan
Evolution and Ecology Harvard University Selection on genes in the wild: an experimental approach to determine the influence of ecology on evolutionary processes

Bergstra, James

Artificial Intelligence University of Waterloo SceneStruct: realizing 2.5-D vision with biologically plausible algorithms in a space of image fragments and transformations

Bianchi, Eugenio
Physics Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Loop Gravity Phenomenology

Binyamini, Gal
Pure Mathematics University of Toronto Effective methods in the study of differential equations and dynamical systems, with an emphasis on the Hilbert sixteenth problem and related subjects.

Breed, Greg GA 
Evolution and Ecology University of Alberta Adaptive modelling of animal telemetry data: Building better analyses of animal movement to conserve and protect Canadian wilderness

Cheng, Zhenyu
Molelcular Biology Massachusetts General Hospital Characterization of novel host innate immunity modulators from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14
Colautti, Robert Evolution and Ecology University of British Columbia Ecological genomics of invasion success in Alliaria petiolata

Das, Siddhartha
Fluid Mechanics University of Alberta A Novel Electrokinetic-Microfluidic Solution of Heavy Oil Refining: Removal of Asphaltene by Combined Electrophoretic Precipitation and Separation in Microchannels

Gallivan, Jason
Neurophysiology Queen's University Decoding sensorimotor predictions and action intentions from human brain activity

Gonzalez Mendez, Pablo
Geophysics University of Western Ontario Mechanism and origin of slow slip events across fault systems

Khalaj Amineh, Reza
Electromagnetics, Compatibility and Interference University of Toronto Development of a Novel Sub-Wavelength Microwave Imaging Technology

Kirk, Helen
Astronomy and Astrophysics McMaster University Investigating Clustered Star Formation and Filamentary Flows

Kishkinev, Dmitry D
Behavioural Neuroscience University of Guelph Uncovering the sensory mechanism of bird navigation: combining translocation experiments with automated radio tracking of free-flying songbirds

Krishnaswamy, Arjun
Neurophysiology Harvard University Molecular cues direct neuronal synaptic choices to determine the cellular composition of functional retinal circuits.

Martin-Martinez, Eduardo
Physics University of Waterloo Relativistic Quantum Information Science and Technologies

Melnychuk, Michael
Aquatic Ecology and Limnology University of Washington Consequences of diverse fishery management strategies for the ecological, economic, and social dimensions of fisheries:  A global meta-analysis of the management characteristics of sustainable fisheries

Moraes, Christopher
Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan Manipulating dimensional regulation of cell function for optimized drug discovery: using microengineered trans-dimensional platforms to dissect the nature of dimensionality.

Rosenzweig, Rina
Biophysics University of Toronto Protein Misfolding in Health and Disease: Structure and Function of Hsp104/ClpB Chaperone Machinery

Scott, Patrick 
Particle Physics McGill University Discovery and discrimination of models for new physics with combined terrestrial and astrophysical data

Serpell, Christopher
Polymer Chemistry McGill University Interfacing DNA Nanostructures with Synthetic Polymers for Applications in Biology and Materials Science

Sit, Clarissa
Biochemistry Harvard Medical School Investigating the biosynthesis of anti-algal compounds roseobacticide A and B

Snider, David
Geochemistry and Geochronology University of Guelph Nitrous oxide emissions from Canadian agriculture: uniting stable isotope and micrometeorological techniques to apportion continuously-monitored GHG fluxes and develop successful mitigation strategies

Voss, Patrice
Sensory Systems and Perception McGill University Neuroanatomical and neurometabolical markers of crossmodal brain plasticity in the blind using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography and magnetic resonance spectrography (MRS).

Wylie, Ryan
Biomedical Engineering Children's Hospital (Boston) Triggered drug delivery to the posterior segment of the eye to treat retinal degenerative diseases: 1) Create a drug depot in the extracellular matrix of the vitreous and retina that is released upon exposure to light; 2) Design hydrogels that release drugs in response to fluctuations in extracellular protein signals

Yachie, Nozomu
Genetics University of Toronto Technology to identify global dynamics of protein interaction networks
Name Discipline Host institution Project titleFootnote 2
Aylett, Alexander Global/Climate Change Massachusetts Institute of Technology Urban climate governance, a comparative international analysis:  the socio-institutional determinants of capacity and action

Bezerra, Nielson
Immigration York University Liberated Africans in Brazil, 1830-1900

Brubacher, Sonja
Children Central Michigan University Improving lab-based paradigms for the systematic testing of social and cognitive variables that underline disclosures and non-disclosures of sensitive information from children, adolescents and young adults

Burch, Sarah
Environment and Sustainability The University of British Columbia Sustainability governance:  triggering transformative change and policy innovation in response to climate change

Dion, Nicholas
Arts and Culture Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Les tristes plaintes d'Érato, l'institution de l'élégie française au XVIIIe siècle : des traités de poétique aux productions littéraires

Foster, Karen
Productivity Saint Mary's University Beyond the numbers:  the meaning and measure of productivity in Canada

Geiger, Martin
Politics and Government Carleton University Smart new border world: Information technologies and security industries in the management of human cross-border mobility in North America and Europe

Goeres, Erin
Arts and Culture University of Toronto Writing Anglo-Norman England in medieval Scandinavia

Gouliquer, Lynne
Elderly St. Thomas University Life history stories of elder elders in the Maritimes: tales of resiliency, identity, and longevity

Guido, Massimiliano
Arts and Culture McGill University Music in the memory palace - learning processes in music making and performance at the keyboard, 1450-1750:  a study on improvisation techniques used for learning music theory while playing, from the Buxheimer Orgelbuch to Johann Sebastian Bach
Guirguis, Laure  Violence Universite de Montreal Productions contemporaines du martyr et processus de minorisation en Égypte, en Israël et au Liban

Hajjar, Reem
Forestry, Sylviculture Rights and Resources Initiative The role of secondary level institutions in promoting community forestry in REDD+ mechanisms
Jessee, Erin Violence The University of British Columbia Among the anonymous dead:  international forensic investigations in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Joseph, Janelle
Education University of Ontario Institute of Technology Pedagogy as praxis:  afro centric physical activity as inclusive education and alternative criminal rehabilitation

Nayak, Prateep
Environment and Sustainability University of Waterloo Social-ecological change, thresholds and governance in aquatic-terrestrial systems

Oriola, Temitope
Law and Justice The University of British Columbia Less-lethal force options:  Canada police and the social consequences of electro-muscular disruption technology (EMDT)

Otiono, Nduka
Arts and Culture Carleton University Street stories in the postcolony:  democracy and the politics of the everyday in Africa

Patterson, Monica
Arts and Culture Concordia University Democratizing history:  remembering childhood in and after apartheid South Africa
Peled, Yael Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies Université de Montréal Towards a contextual theory of linguistic justice

Pelletier, Mathieu
Politics and Government Institut national de la recherche scientifique Processus décisionnel urbain : territoire, conflit et participation

Richard, Marie-Odile
Management Concordia University Investigating the differential responses of bilinguals to marketing communications and the moderating effects of acculturation

Scheible, Jeff
Arts and Culture Concordia University Techniques of the deep:  depth of field and the history of film theory, 1910-2010

Siler, Kyle
Science and Technology McMaster University A comparative analysis of peer review across academic disciplines

Walmsley, Heather
Women The University of British Columbia Canada and the transnational human egg trade:  implications for women's agency and global social inequalities
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