Banting Postdoctoral Researchers 2017–2018




Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Balsevich, Georgia
University of Calgary Health Research The Endocannabinoid System in Glucocorticoid-Induced Metabolic Outcomes: A Focus on Genetic Variants of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase

Campbell, Kieran
The University of British Columbia Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Deciphering the adaptive and encoded drug response in ovarian cancer with single cell sequencing and scalable statistical modeling

Caron, Alexandre
Photo courtesy of Beni Stewart
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Metabolism/Diabetes Leptin revisited: role of melanocortin neurons in glucose and leptin regulation

Chiasseu Mbeumi, Marius Trésor
Photo courtesy of Yale School of Medicine
Yale University Nervous System Role of brain injury in the induction of Alzheimer's disease in a humanized mouse model

Cruceanu, Cristiana
Photo courtesy of MPI of Psychiatry
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Mental Health Prenatal stress investigation at the single-cell level: a multi-omics study in the cerebral organoid model

Da Silva, Michael
McGill University Societal & Cultural Dimensions of Health Theorizing a Federal Role in Health Care in an Age of Nation-to-Nation Interaction

Drouin-Chartier, Jean-Philippe
Photo courtesy of Louise Leblanc
Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Dairy product plasma metabolites and cardiovascular disease

Dunlop, Katharine
Photo courtesy of Milan Ilnyckyj
Weill Cornell Medical College Mental Health Are neurobiological features defining subtypes of brain dysfunction in major depressive disorder trait or state? Characterizing the determinants of familial risk and treatment remission in neurobiologically-derived subtypes of major depressive disorder.

Fares, Iman
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Cancer The context-dependent role of BCOR mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndrome pathogenesis.

Gomez-Carrillo Castro, Ana
McGill University Mental Health Integrating person-centered and precision psychiatry in the clinical assessment of depression

Hata, Masayuki
Université de Montréal Metabolism/Diabetes Cellular senescence in diabetic retinopathy

Khan, Kabir
Sunnybrook Research Institute Cancer Developing an entirely new anti-vascular therapy approach to treat metastatic cancer by targeting vessel co-option

Kim, Tae Hun
Hospital for Sick Children Biochemistry Investigating the structural, biophysical and biochemical properties of large-scale protein association and liquid-liquid phase separation in neurological disorders.

Kowalec, Kaarina
Karolinska Institutet Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Identifying Clinical, Demographic, & Genomic Risk Factors for Treatment-Resistant Psychiatric Disorders

Macri, Erin
Erasmus Medical Centre Muscle, Bone or Joint Patellofemoral osteoarthritis: evaluating risk factors and mechanisms of structural features with or without pain

McAlpine, Cameron
Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Sleep controls hematopoiesis and regulates atherosclerosis: a novel neuro-immune axis

Moore, Sarah
The University of British Columbia Genetics Prenatal epigenetic programming of infant stress reactivity

Pascoe, Christopher
Photo courtesy of Blake Camden
University of Manitoba Respiration Understanding the association between artificial sweetener consumption during pregnancy and the increased risk of asthma in offspring.

Quinn, Amity
University of Calgary Health Services Research Comparing how fee-for-service and salary-based specialist physician payment affects patient selection, visit frequency, delivery of recommended services, and health care costs of Albertans with chronic disease

Shirane, Kenjiro
Photo courtesy of Paul Joseph
The University of British Columbia Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Defining the Roles of Overgrowth Syndrome Genes in Shaping Developmental Gene Networks in Early Embryos

Stokes, Jonathan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bacteriology Modulating bacterial cell metabolism to enhance the efficacy of antibiotics

Svenningsen, Sarah
Photo courtesy of JD Howell
McMaster University Respiration Pulmonary MRI to investigate airway inflammation and improve asthma patient outcomes

Wisnovsky, Simon
Stanford University Cancer Uncovering the Oncogenic Drivers of Cancer Glycocalyx Remodelling Using Chemical-Genetic Screening
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Barutcu, Ahmet
University of Toronto Cellular and Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Identification and characterization of RNA Interactions that support nuclear architecture

Benoit, Michael
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering - Materials Science and Technology Development of high strength aluminum alloys suitable for additive manufacturing

Boott, Charlotte
The University of British Columbia Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry Novel responsive elastomeric chiral nematic materials from cellulose

Brink, Kirstin
The University of British Columbia Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology The Development of Complex Tooth Shapes in Reptiles as a Model for the Evolution of Heterodonty in Mammals

Brownscombe, Jacob
Dalhousie University Evolution and Ecology - Animal Ecology Integrating spatial, energetic, and resource ecology to inform fundamental science and conservation

Bujold, Katherine
Northwestern University Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Positively-charged spherical nucleic acids (SNA) for applications in biomedicine

Cayuela, Hugo
Université Laval Evolution and Ecology - Behaviour Bases génétiques et transcriptionnelles de l'évolution de la dispersion chez un protiste : parallélisme ou convergence?

Claveau-Mallet, Dominique
McGill University Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering - Chemical Engineering Investigating the Facilitated Transport of Emerging Contaminants by Nanoplastics in Groundwater

Corbeil Therrien, Audrey
Photo courtesy of Rene Marquis, Universite de Sherbrooke
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Electrical Engineering - Photon Devices Characterization, simulation and design of high-intensity, high-speed detectors for the LCLS-II XFEL experiments.

Crane, Adam
Concordia University Evolution and Ecology - Behaviour The neophobic phenotype as a model for post-traumatic stress disorder

Dargent, Felipe
University of Ottawa Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology Illusions of dilution: Can evolution of resistance against parasites offset high infection rates caused by biodiversity loss?

Ellis, Leah
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics and Astronomy - Fuel and Energy Technology Solid Electrolytes for Safer and Longer-Lasting Lithium-ion Cells

Gagné, Jonathan
Photo courtesy of Amélie Philibert
Université de Montréal Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics The Opportunity of Isolated Planetary-Mass Objects to Characterize the Atmospheres of Giant Exoplanets

Hennigar, Robie
Memorial University of Newfoundland Physics and Astronomy - Theoretical Physics and Chemistry Complexity, Chaos, and the Chemistry of Black Holes

Horslen, Brian
Photo courtesy of Walter Rich, GT/Emory BME
Emory University Plant and Animal Biology - Neurophysiology How current movement shapes future sensory feedback: A multiscale investigation of how changing muscle mechanics affects muscle spindle sensory feedback and control of standing balance.

Khong, Anthony
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University of Colorado at Boulder Cellular and Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Stress Granule Functions in RNA Biology and Cell Signaling

Mazel, Florent
Photo courtesy of Paul Joseph
The University of British Columbia Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology MICRODIV - From mice to elephants: Integrating ecology, evolution and genomics to model mammalian gut MICRObiome DIVersity

Mellerup, Soren
Bayerische-Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry Push-Pull Stabilization of Unprecedented Boron-Element Multiple Bonds

Osmond, Matthew
University of California, Davis Evolution and Ecology - Evolution theory Inferring the interplay between selection and demography from genetic data

Owens, Gregory
Photo courtesy of Sylvestre Photography
University of California, Berkeley Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology Developing methods to detect and quantify hybridization across the tree of life.

Pemberton, Joshua
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Cellular and Molecular Biology - Cell Biology Investigating the cellular regulation of phosphatidylinositol metabolism.

Rizzuto, Felix
McGill University Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry DNA Nanocages for the Targeted Cellular Delivery of Chemotherapeutics

Tran, Huy
Photo courtesy of Seth Hansen
California Institute of Technology Psychology - Fundamental Processes Zebrafish neuropeptide VF (NPVF): A novel neuropeptide regulating vertebrate sleep
Wood, Corlett University of Toronto Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology The genetic basis, ecological mediators, and evolutionary consequences of tradeoffs between attracting mutualists and repelling parasites in the legume genus Medicago
Name Host institution Discipline Project TitleFootnote 2

Benessaiah, Karina
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McGill University Geography Crisis and opportunity: how are social-ecological transformations scaling-up?

Blanchet, Rosanne
University of Alberta Social Work Evaluating an Indigenous food sovereignty initiative: Outcomes of the Syilx-led reintroduction of Okanagan sockeye salmon through habitat restoration on Syilx culture, wellbeing and food security

Bonneau, Adelphine
University of Oxford Archaeology "Through the veil": Revealing Mysteries of San Rock Art

Cascio, Melissa Ariel
Photo courtesy of ICRM
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (ICRM) Anthropology Developing Person-Oriented Ethics for Autism Research: Diversity, Inclusion, and Collaboration with Autism Advocates

Darroch, Francine
The University of British Columbia Sociology Making a Move: Examining the Role of Fathers in Mother's Well-Being on the Downtown Eastside

Datta, Ranjan
University of Regina Urban and Regional Studies, Environmental Studies Indigenous Energy Philosophy - Contributing to a Resilient Energy Transition

Devisscher, Tahia
The University of British Columbia Urban and Regional Studies, Environmental Studies Building green and resilient cities: a socio-ecological approach to urban forestry and climate change adaptation

Godbout, Elisabeth
Photo courtesy of Jean-François Dion, NOID Multimedia
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Social Work L'interprétation du meilleur intérêt de l'enfant dans les expertises et jugements en matière de garde et de droits d'accès

Guiry, Eric
Photo courtesy of Joseph Hepburn
Trent University Archaeology Exploring the environmental impacts of Iroquoian and historic land use practices on lake ecosystems in Ontario using archaeological chemistry

Helmus, L. Maaike
Photo courtesy of Victoria University of Wellington
University of Saskatchewan Psychology Improving Violence Risk Communication: Application of the Justice Center Standardized Risk Framework to the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide - Revised (VRAG-R) and Validation with Aboriginal Offenders

Joynt, Chase
Photo courtesy of N. Maxwell Lander
University of Chicago Interdisciplinary Studies Framing Agnes: Transgender Case History and the Construction of Expert Knowledge

Le, Bonnie
University of Toronto Management, Business, Administrative Studies How Social Class Impacts Negotiation Styles and Outcomes

Maddison-MacFadyen, Margot
Nipissing University Geography "Mind the Onion Seed!": The Bermuda Onion, Slave Narratives, Plant Knowledge and Seventeenth- to Twentieth-Century Commerce in the Global North Atlantic

Madore, Frédérick
University of Florida History L'islam en contexte minoritaire dans des villes du Golfe de Guinée: mutations internes et participation politique des communautés musulmanes du Bénin et du Togo (depuis 1960)

Payette, Alex
University of Toronto Political Science Local Confucian groups and Care arrangements in contemporary China: reclaiming filial behaviour, Care penalty and competing narratives.

Pyne, Jake
University of Guelph Interdisciplinary Studies Dis/human Others: A Discursive and New Media Exploration of Autistic and Transgender Forms of Life

Rannaud, Adrien
Photo courtesy of Atwood Photographie
Université du Québec à Montréal Literature, Modern Languages and De la mondanité à la célébrité : déploiement médiatique du vedettariat et vie culturelle au Québec (1918-1965)

Ritter, Caroline
The University of British Columbia Sociology Use of social network analysis to determine the most influential personal relationships on dairy farmers' animal health and welfare management
Schoenberger, Laura University of Ottawa Urban and Regional Studies, Environmental Studies Sand grabbing: Disentangling land, water and sand to reveal new struggles for territory

Sharpe, Marina
McGill University Law The Two-way Relationship Between the Free Movement of Persons and Refugee Protection

Sloan Morgan, Vanessa
Photo courtesy of Sonya Kruger, UNBC
University of Northern British Columbia Geography Inheritors of the Future: Community-Driven Voices of Youth Contemplating Resource Development of Indigenous and Northern Geographies in British Columbia

Smith, Julia
University of Alberta History Labour Feminists in Canada

Sodero, Stephanie
University of Edinburgh Sociology Circulating blood: Medical supply chains and infrastructure disruption
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