Banting Postdoctoral Researchers 2021–2022




Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Burn Aschner, Clare
Photo courtesy of: Hospital for Sick Children/Diogenes Baena
Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) Biochemistry Harnessing a potent multi-affinity antibody platform to inhibit malaria infection

Carducci, Bianca
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) Nutrition Exploring the double burden of malnutrition in children and adolescents in Low- and middle-income countries through the food system: a mixed-methods approach

Closson, Kalysha
Photo courtesy of: Paul H. Joseph for UBC's Public Scholars Inititiative
University of California (San Diego) Societal & Cultural Dimensions of Health Identifying, developing, and testing strength-based measures of sexual and relationship norms to advance gender equity and health by, with, and for youth

Cyr, Marie-Pierre
University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) Muscle, Bone, or Joint Unravelling the underlying mechanisms of male chronic pelvic pain to develop personalized management

Day, Emily
Trinity College Dublin Biochemistry Investigating the role of Itaconate in the Immunomodulatory effects of exercise

Dilliott, Allison
McGill University Genetics Leveraging large-scale sequencing to identify and validate genetic influences of movement disorders

Dionne, Ugo
Sinai Health System (Toronto) Molecular Biology In-depth characterization of signalling condensates and cancer-driven phase separation using proximity-dependent biotinylation

Funk, Anna
Photo courtesy of: Britton Ledingham
University of Calgary Reproduction - Pregnancy Outcomes of pregnant women and infants with SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and infection exposure

Garneau, Alexandre
Photo courtesy of: Alex Tran
Université de Paris (France) Metabolism - Diabetes Tackling overgrowth syndromes through precision medicine

Germann, Jurgen
Toronto Western Hospital Geriatrics Leveraging neuroimaging and machine learning to optimize fornix Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Ghovanloo, Mohammad-Reza
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Yale University (Connecticut) Nervous System Novel high throughput functional approach to investigate the cellular basis of sex-dependent differences in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in primary dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and using cannabidiol (CBD) as a potential molecular treatment against CIPN-induced allodynia

Halladay, Jillian
Photo courtesy of: Ethan Andrews
University of Sydney (N.S.W., Australia) Mental Health Understanding and preventing the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health problems among youth

Kent, Alexandra
University of British Columbia Societal & Cultural Dimensions of Health Advancing anti-colonial implementation science and knowledge translation with the Xacqanal itkinil (many ways of working on the same thing) research team

Lake, Stephanie
University of California (Los Angeles) Psychosocial - Health Behavioural Res. Towards safe and effective cannabinoid-based pain management: A study of biological, psychosocial, and behavioural influences

Lariviere, Sara
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. (Boston) Imaging Localization of epilepsy networks from atrophy patterns

Lithgow, Karen
University of Calgary Bacteriology Proteolytic remodelling of uterine tissues as a trigger of infection-induced preterm labour

Moss, Stephana
University of Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine A multi-center, randomized controlled efficacy trial of a scalable family support intervention to support surrogate decision-makers of older critically ill adults

Scime, Natalie
University of Toronto Reproduction - Pregnancy Pregnancy complications and incidence of autoimmune disease in women during the reproductive and midlife years: A population-based cohort study

Turner, Mandy
Photo courtesy of: Lynel Jackson
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. (Boston) Cardiovascular Uncovering the potential of therapeutic osteoclastogenesis in calcific cardiovascular disease through characterization of EV-mediated macrophage-smooth muscle cell communication

van de Wouw, Marcel
University of Calgary Mental Health Stress resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic – understanding the role of the prenatal and early life gut microbiome on neurodevelopmental and mental health outcomes.

Vincent, Kathleen
Massachusetts General Hospital Aging Dopaminergic circuits in age-related postoperative delirium

Wainberg, Michael
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto) Genetics Understanding the role of rare genetic variation in neuropsychiatric disease

Wong, Jessica
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Muscle, Bone, or Joint Innovative approaches to reduce the burden of unmet rehabilitation needs in older adults with back pain: identifying determinants and health inequities, developing and validating a population risk tool, and monitoring effective delivery of rehabilitation services
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Aubry-Wake, Caroline
Universiteit Utrecht Earth Sciences - Hydrology Hidden but not forgotten: Understanding the importance of groundwater in the Himalayan water cycle

Chen, Xinli
University of Alberta Evolution and Ecology - Terrestrial Ecology The role of plant and soil microbial diversity in regulating soil carbon and nutrient cycling

Cherukupally, Pavani
Photo courtesy of: Vikram Kale
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Civil and Mechanical Engineering - Environmental Engineering Antimicrobial sponges for wastewater disinfection

Dang, Kha Han Lisa
Photo courtesy of: Ashutosh Gupta
Université de Montréal Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics Into the origin of planets via atmospheric characterization: exoplanets as context for understanding the solar system history

Diaz, Diego
Harvard University Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Designing Novel Hydrogen-Bond-Donor Catalysts for Intermolecular Nitrogen Delivery

Funston, Gregory
Royal Ontario Museum Evolution and Ecology Did the meek inherit the earth? The role of life history as a filter in the selective survival of mammals during the end-Cretaceous extinction

Harroun, Scott
École Polytechnique de Montréal Chemical, biomedical and materials science engineering - Biomedical engineering Quantitative and multiplexed immunolabeling for lung cancer diagnostics

Harter, Till
McMaster University Plant and Animal Biology - Animal Physiology and Metabolism Linking functional red blood cell phenotypes to environmental tolerance in high-altitude adapted deer mice

Hauer, Bradley
National Institute of Standards and Technology Physics and Astronomy - Condensed Matter Physics Preparing quantum superpositions of mechanical motion using superconducting circuits

Higginbottom, Daniel
Simon Fraser University Physics and Astronomy - Optics Quantum silicon photon sources

Ivy, Catherine
University of Western Ontario Plant and Animal Biology - Animal Physiology and Metabolism High intensity exercise from sea level to high altitude in migratory birds

Ji, Shufang
University of Toronto Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry Converting greenhouse gases into valuable liquid chemicals

Luo, Yuting
University of Toronto Chemistry - Physical Chemistry Electrochemical upgrade of CO2 and N2 into urea under ambient conditions

Pardo, Jason
Field Museum of Natural History Evolution and Ecology 3D imaging and computational modeling of secondary palate contributions to upper respiratory system function in therapsids across the End-Permian Mass Extinction

Peach, Daniel
Photo courtesy of: Adam Blake
University of British Columbia Plant and Animal Biology - Animal Biology From genes to ecology: The current and future distribution of arbovirus vectors

Pereira, Effie
University of Waterloo Psychology - Cognitive Science - Fundamental Measuring temporal fluctuations in attention to predict individual differences in neurocognitive performance and real-world outcomes

Rettie, Sébastien
University College London Physics and Astronomy - Particle Physics Tracking the Higgs Boson: improving particle reconstruction and discovering new physics

Shillito, Anthony
University of Saskatchewan Earth Sciences Environmental and ecological drivers for the initial colonization of the continents

Stanley, Geoffrey
University of Victoria Earth Sciences - Atmospheric Science Understanding geophysical turbulence and planetary shockwaves for prediction of Sudden Stratospheric Warming events

Tahani, Mehrnoosh
Photo courtesy of: University of Calgary (Adrian Shellard)
Stanford University Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics Three-dimensional magnetic fields of star-forming and diffuse interstellar clouds

van der Burg, Karin
University of British Columbia Evolution and Ecology The genetics, physiology and evolution of diapause

Veinot, Alex
University of Western Ontario Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry A new step-growth method for preparing main-chain p-block element polymers

Wang, Changhong
University of Maryland (College Park) Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering - Materials Science and Technology All-solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries with innovative bilayer solid-state halide electrolytes

Xu, Yi
Stanford University Civil and Mechanical Engineering - Fluid Mechanics High carbon efficiency CO2 electrochemical conversion to valuable chemicals and fuels with zero CO2 reactant loss and zero liquid product loss
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Bird, John
University of Oxford History “In this land of refinement, I will be an Indian:” sovereignty and reconciliation in Anishinaabe journeys through the British cultural borderlands, 1761-1885

Bothe, Beata
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Psychology Identifying at-risk populations and risk factors of problematic pornography use with inclusive and innovative multi-method approaches

Cartron, Maxime
Université de Sherbrooke Literature, French - Literary Theory Politiques du baroque : histoire de l'édition/histoire littéraire

Cash, Conall
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St. Francis Xavier University Literature, Comparative Something from nothing: the Flaubertian legacy in the modern and contemporary arts

Cooper-Bolam, Trina
Concordia University Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Arts Storied transformations: decolonizing inherited space through memorial performance

da Costa Maciel, Lucas
Memorial University of Newfoundland Cultural Anthropology Collections as captivity, things as ancestors: the Mapuche Museum of Cañete as a decolonial tool.

Di Sante, Mélissa
Photo courtesy of: Bruno Cavazzoni
Université de Montréal Community Development Processus de l'action intersectorielle locale visant à soutenir le développement langagier des enfants grandissant dans des quartiers défavorisés de Montréal

Efimoff, Iloradanon
Photo courtesy of: Mike Latschislaw at the University of Manitoba
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Community Development A mixed-methods investigation of multiracial Indigenous people's identity experiences.

Gibson, Ruth
Photo courtesy of: Bryan Ward
Stanford University Population Health A strategic framework for the use of unilateral coercive measures in global affairs: using empirical evidence of women's and children's health to understand implications for human rights and global health

Hallenbeck, Jessica
Queen's University Research Tools and Methodology Flow: film as a method for decolonial digital publishing

Kabir, Khondokar
University of Guelph Rural Planning Innovative applications of Q methodology and the Delphi technique to interrogate agricultural stakeholders' perception and foresightedness to combat online climate change misinformation

Lahouste, Corentin
Université Laval Literature, French La littérature contemporaine mise au défi par des pratiques buissonnières : des œuvres troubles pour renverser l'orthodoxie littéraire

Meister, Daniel
Photo courtesy of: Jeff Crawford/ UNB Media Services
University of New Brunswick Political History The making of official multiculturalism in Canada, 1971–1988

Murphy, Michael
Photo courtesy of: University of Ottawa Teaching and Learning Support Service
Queen's University Higher Education Active teaching, assessment, and evaluation in political science

Nieminen, Juuso
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Higher Education Inclusive learning environments in higher stem education: supporting the sense of belonging of students with disabilities

Poole, Kristie
Brock University Child and Adolescent Psychology Developmental pathways of shyness and sensitivity to peers across adolescence

Royer, Justin
Photo courtesy of: Guilherme D. Garcia
University of California (Berkeley) Theory of Linguistics Documentation of Chuj and Mam, two Mayan languages: Implications for a cross-linguistic theory of reference.

Silva, Laura
Université de Montréal Philosophy Outlaw emotions: Political potential and psychological costs

Slavik, Catherine
Photo courtesy of: Peter Campbell
University of Oregon Educational Psychology Exploring the information processing of a visual risk education tool: Can maps improve risk comprehension and mitigation?

Tavares, Inês
Dalhousie University Sexology Supporting couples' sexual well-being in the transition to parenthood: feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a novel prevention program

Vandevelde, Ségolène
Photo courtesy of: Carl Diner pour la Fondation L'Oréal
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Archaeology Temporalités de création des sites d'Art Rupestre dans le Bouclier Canadien (TARBoC)

Wilmink, Melanie
Photo courtesy of: Luke Black
Yonsei University Media Arts The art of the south Korean smart city: Creating knowledge in public space

Wylie, Breanne
Gould School of Law Psychology The influence of question type on children's reports: A multi-methodological approach examining the pitfalls of questions with dual meanings, and implications for child witness questioning

Yumagulova, Lilia
University of Saskatchewan Community Development “We are here to stay”: Self-determination, disaster displacement, and climate change relocation in Indigenous communities
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