Banting Postdoctoral Researchers 2018–2019




Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Alderson, Thomas
University of Toronto Biophysics How do human cells regulate their death? Uncovering the molecular basis of apoptotic regulation

Bin Dhuban, Khalid
Photo courtesy of Pierre Bourgault
University Health Network (Toronto) Immunology-Transplantation Identification and characterization of a novel checkpoint regulating T cell activity

Briggs, Jonathon
Photo courtesy of Maria Cleveland
The University of British Columbia Biochemistry Understanding glycan transport across the outer-membrane of Bacteroides species, prominent members of the human gut microbiota, using a structural and functional approach.

Carrot-Zhang, Jian
Photo courtesy of Palais de Congrès de Montréal
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Cancer The contribution of germline variants to somatic EGFR mutation risk in lung adenocarcinoma in the Latin American populations.

Chew, Derek
Duke University  Health Services Research Informing Policy Through Evidence: Applying Health Technology Assessment in Cardiac Electrophysiology to Disseminate High-Value Care

Décary, Simon
Université Laval Health Services Research Shared decision making to promote high-quality primary care management of musculoskeletal disorders.

Dornan, Gillian
Photo courtesy of Jordan Stariha
Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) Biochemistry Architecture and Regulation of the PI3KC2B Lipid Kinase Complex for Nutrient Signaling at the Lysosome

Fournier, Marc
Photo courtesy of Studio Zami
Université de Sherbrooke Imaging A new ultra-high resolution 3D digital atlas of the human brain connectome derived from the 3D-PLI dataset and its application to the validation of diffusion MRI fiber tracking

Hossain, Mokarram
University of Calgary Cancer Imaging the behavior of peritoneal macrophages under homeostasis and in liver metastasis.

Kenny, Tiff-Annie
Université Laval Environmental Influences on Health Fishing for Food Security: Weathering Climate Change Impacts on Health in Coastal Indigenous Communities

Kirkham, Amy
University of Alberta Cancer The Caloric Restriction and Exercise protection from Anthracycline Toxic Effects (CREATE) study

Kuzmin, Elena
McGill University Cancer Identifying co-operating genetic mutations within large chromosomal deletions associated with triple negative breast cancer

Laufer, Benjamin
Photo courtesy of Thomas J Ushing
University of California (Davis) Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Non-Invasive Epigenetic Profiling of Cell Free Fetal DNA: Markers of Common Prenatal Exposures that Shape the Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders

McLelland, Gian-Luca
Netherlands Cancer Institute Cell Biology Investigating lipid homeostasis using haploid genetics in lysosomal storage disease and cancer

Morris, John
New York Genome Center Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics CRISPR-GWAS: Leveraging genome-editing to identify disease-causing genes

Mugabo, Yves
Université de Montréal Metabolism/Diabetes The role of 14-3-3zeta-mediated RNA splicing during the development of obesity

Ramirez, Francisco
L'Institut de Rythmologie et Modélisation Cardiaque (LIRYC), Bordeaux Cardiovascular Non-invasive mapping of pulmonary vein to left atrium electrical conduction in patients with atrial fibrillation

Ravinarayana Chakravarthy, Ankur
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto) Cancer Mapping the determinants of immunotherapy response

Squair, Jordan
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Nervous System Harnessing spinal electrical stimulation to modulate autonomic function after spinal cord injury

Tarr, Gillian
Photo courtesy of Don Molyneaux Photography and University of Calgary
University of Calgary Gastrointestinal (Liver) A Clinical Prediction Rule for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis Etiology

Tremblay, Sébastien
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Nervous System Developing a nonhuman primate model of social dysfunction

Wall-Wieler, Elizabeth
Stanford University Drug Research Psychotropic Medication Use and Ectopic Pregnancy

Zarin, Payam
Photo courtesy of Deepshika Ramanan
Harvard Medical School Immunology-Transplantation Uncovering the role of a core Foxp3+ Regulatory T cell gene in establishing peripheral tolerance and preventing autoimmunity
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Audet, Jean-Nicolas
Rockefeller University Evolution and Ecology - Behaviour Genes responsible for variation in problem-solving in birds

Beaulieu, Samuel
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Physics And Astronomy - Physics Ultrafast Excited State Microscopy: A novel approach to map excited electrons in real-time and real-space

Bock, Dan
Washington University in St. Louis Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology The genetic architecture of contemporary limb morphology evolution in Anolis lizards

Braverman, Boris
University of Ottawa Physics and Astronomy - Optics High-dimensional Entanglement for Applications in Quantum Photonics

Challis, Jonathan
Photo courtesy of Dave Stobbe for the University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry Reconnaissance, prioritization, and effects assessment of novel and emerging organic contaminants in drinking and surface waters using advanced ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry

Chemnitz, Mario
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Physics and Astronomy - Optics Exploitation of Optical Cluster States for Quantum Information Technologies

Coughlan, Neville
University of Waterloo Chemistry - Physical Chemistry Action spectroscopy for structural determination of molecular ions

Gagné, Olivier
Carnegie Institution of Washington Earth Sciences - Earth Science Tracking the Oxidation of Earth's Crust Through Deep Time

Lari, Ebrahim
University of Toronto Plant and Animal Biology - Animal Physiology and Metabolism Investigating the mechanism of anoxia tolerance in non-excitable cells of western painted turtle

Lavoie, Chris
Photo courtesy of Sean Feng
California Institute of Technology Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Electroreductive Cross-coupling

Li, Xiao
Stanford University Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Modulating cell mechanics and function with nanoscale topography

Mérot, Claire
Université Laval Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology Bases génomiques de l'adaptation: le rôle des inversions chromosomiques chez la mouche du varech

Michilli, Daniele
McGill University Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics Cosmic radio explosions: understanding Fast Radio Bursts and using them to explore the Universe

Pawlowski, Andrew
Photo courtesy of Max Rousseau (Wyss Institute)
Harvard Medical School Cellular And Molecular Biology - Microbiology Deciphering natural microbial structures in situ using subcellular RNA sequencing

Peacock, Stephanie
University of Calgary Evolution and Ecology - Animal Ecology Confronting ecological models with scientific, local, and Indigenous knowledge to understand the role of disease in wildlife declines

Rackus, Darius
Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry Microfluidic platform for high-throughput screening of antivirulence drugs for bacterial infection

Sandkam, Benjamin
University of British Columbia Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology SuperY: Tradeoffs between recombination and adaptation in male supergenes

Tétrault, Marc-André
Massachusetts General Hospital Electrical Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Engineering Enabling cutting-edge neuroimaging : fast, low-noise and motion-corrected image reconstruction for high resolution brain positron emission tomography scanner

Timmerman, Suzette
University of Alberta Earth Sciences - Geochemistry and Geochronology Tracing Earth's deep carbon cycle: integrating geochemical and geochronological analysis of super-deep inclusions and their diamond hosts as a step to track carbon mobility in the transition zone and lower mantle.

van der Marel, Nienke
Photo courtesy of Tracy Florence Photography & Artworks
University of Victoria Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics Observing planet formation in action

Wilkey, Eric
Photo courtesy of Mark Wolfe
The University of Western Ontario Psychology - Behavioural Neuroscience Difficulties in Learning Math: Using neurobiology to understand individual differences

Wilson, Kyle
Simon Fraser University Evolution and Ecology - Evolution and Ecology Understanding the role of social and ecological diversity on the resilience of at-risk fisheries: the overlooked dimensions of diversity in managing fishery portfolios

Wu, Mengfei
University of Toronto Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering - Materials Science and Technology Improving Perovskite Solar Cells by Converting Infrared Light into Visible Light
Name Host institution Discipline Project TitleFootnote 2

Bodineau, Sylvie
York University Anthropology Fifteen years after. The everyday social life of ex- child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Chétima, Melchisedek
York University History  Boko Haram's Grand-Fathers: Slave-Raiding, Kidnapping and Weaponized Social Mobility in the Chad Basin Borderland

Crago, Anna-Louise
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University of Ottawa Criminology  Complicating Gender in Armed Conflict: Mapping Governance Approaches to Sex Workers by Armed Groups in Eastern DR Congo

Dawson, Samantha
Dalhousie University Psychology In the mood for sex? A multi-method approach to examine how affect and attention to sexual cues impact couples' sexual wellbeing

Dennehy, Tara
The University of British Columbia Psychology Beyond Representation: The Potential Power of Men as Allies for Gender Equity

Desplanque, Kathryn
Photo courtesy of Megan May
Carleton University Fine Arts  Papermania: The Popular Printed Image and the Nineteenth-Century Consumer

Gagnon, Alex
Université Laval Literature, Modern Languages and La ferroviarisation de la société canadienne-française au XIXe siècle. Une histoire culturelle du chemin de fer au Québec (1832-1914)

Gerrits, Bailey
The University of Winnipeg Criminology  Gendering and Racializing Canadian Police “Image Work:” Theorizing Police Framing of Gender-Based Violence

Goetze, Trystan
Dalhousie University Philosophy Dimensions of Epistemic Culpability: Ignorance, the Ethics of Belief, Epistemic Injustice, Fake News, and Public Discourse

Hébert, William
Memorial University of Newfoundland Anthropology “Mysterious Maladaptation”: A Community-Based Ethnography of the Category of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Canadian Criminal Justice System (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Honisch, Stefan
The University of British Columbia Fine Arts  With Ravished Fingers: Helen Keller's Musical Activism

Jekanowski, Rachel
Memorial University of Newfoundland Communications and Media Studies Envisioning Offshore Oil: Oceans, Energy, Futures

Karimi, Ahmad
The University of British Columbia Sociology How Refugees Become One of “US”: Private Refugee Sponsorship and Inclusion in Canada

Lafay, Anne
Photo courtesy of Lisa Graves, Concordia University
Concordia University Education  Effects of Number Line Manipulatives on Number Knowledge and Mental Computation in Children With Mathematics Learning Disabilities

Leonard, Kelsey
Photo courtesy of Courtney Sheppard
McMaster University Interdisciplinary Studies '‘'For as long as the rivers flow': Defining Indigenous Water Justice in the Face of Climate Change

McClelland, Alexander
University of Ottawa Criminology Confidentiality, anonymity & epistemological exclusion: challenges & strategies for realizing ethical & inclusive research

McKenzie, Holly
Photo courtesy of Dave Stobbe for the University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Sociology Support for women accessing emergency department services for concerns related to mental health and substance use: A situated mixed-methods study of therapy dog-handler teams

Meadows, Angela
The University of Western Ontario Psychology When fat people fight back: A mixed-method investigation of individual difference factors and group dynamics in stigma resistance and collective action against discrimination

Melkevik, Asbjorn
Université de Montréal Philosophy Bounded Markets: Social Justice in Market Capitalist Societies

Ogasawara, Midori
University of Ottawa Sociology Legalizing Illegal Mass Surveillance: The Global Collaboration of Intelligence Agencies and Big Data Corporations, and its Impact on Canadian Law and Democracy

Olmedo, Elise
Concordia University Geography  Les mémoires de l'exil à l'épreuve des cartes. Exploration d'une cartographie post-représentationnelle

Strachan, Jeremy
Photo courtesy of Aaron Tator
Queen's University Fine Arts  Decolonizing Canadian Music: Partnerships, Protocols, and Pathways Towards Reparation

Wammes, Jeffrey
Yale University Psychology Structuring learning in the laboratory and classroom

Werner, Kaitlyn
Photo courtesy of Jane VandenDries, Carleton University
University of Toronto Psychology Seeing what you want: Using eye-tracking to examine the motivational determinants of self-control
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