Recent Graduates


Exam date student name supervisor program thesis title


Osipov, Denis

Salter, M MSc

Investigating the role of NRG1β/ErbB4 signaling in LTP

12-Jan-15 Gill, Rajdeep Laffey, J MSc

To investigate the efficacy of hMSCs in pre-clinical ARDS models

21-Jan-15 Jiang, Jia-Xin (Janet) Bagli, D MSc

DNA methylation machinery medicates bladder’s response to obstructive stimuli

25-Feb-15 Ferguson, Katherine Skinner, F PhD

Mathematical models provide insight into the role of interneurons in hippocampal CA1 network theta rhythm generation

23-Mar-15 Vigouroux, Robin Monnier, P MSc

The liver protein RGMc plays a critical role in an animal model for Multiple Sclerosis

25-Mar-15 Ferreira, Roger Schlichter, L PHD U

Expression, regulation and functional roles of the intermediate conductance Ca2+-dependent K+ channel, KCa3.1 (KCNN4/1K/SK4) in the MLS-9 microglial cell line and primary rat microglia alternatively activated by interleukin IL-4

08-Apr-15 Babaev, Arkady Zhang, H /
Hare, G

The effect of red blood cell- derived lipids on epithelial and endothelial injury

30-Apr-15 Shah, Anu Fantus, G PHD U

The role of thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP) in the development of diabetic nephropathy

21-May-15 Proulx, Eliane Lambe, E PhD

Mechanisms of cholinergic neuromodulation of prefrontal cortex in health and disease: A combined whole-cell electrophysiology and multiphoton calcium imaging approach

28-May-15 LaPierre, Mary Lam, T MSc

Glucagon Action in the Dorsal Vagal Complex and the Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis During High-Protein Feeding

11-Jun-15 Wong, Brian Belsham, D MSc

The effects of saturated fatty acid palmitate on neuropeptide gene expression, signal transduction and insulin signaling in an immortalized hypothalamic neuronal cell model, mHypoA-NPY/GFP

23-Jun-15 Yang, Siwen (Grace) Bocking, A / Challis, J PHD U

The role of probiotic lactobacilli in immune regulation and modulation of the vaginal microbiota during pregnancy

24-Jun-15 Nguyen, Tina Lye, SJ MSc

Matrix metalloproteinase expression and regulation during pregnancy, term labour and postpartum

24-Jun-15 Zadeh Tahmasebi, Melika Lam, T MSc

Ileal fatty acid sensing mechanisms regulate glucose homestasis in vivo

25-Jun-15 Rasmussen, Brittany Lam, T PhD U

Intestinal cholecystokinin and leptin signaling and the regulation of glucose production

08-Jul-15 Haffey, Sean Orser, B MSc

Probing the role of astrocytes in postanesthetic memory deficits

14-Jul-15 Guet-McCreight, Alexandre Skinner, F MSc

Predicting Cell-Type Specific Active Properties by Developing Multi-Compartment Models Using Databases and Electrophysiological Feature Constraints: Application to Interneuron Specific 3 (IS3) Cells in Hippocampus

14-Jul-15 Stacey, Holly Brubaker, P MSc

The Role of Syntaxin-1a in the Secretion of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 from the Adult Mouse Intestinal L-Cell

15-Jul-15 Sattar, Joobin Heximer, S MSc

Investigating the Putative Mechanism and Functional Role of RGS5 Upregulation in VSMCs Following Statin Treatment

21-Jul-15 D'Alessandro, Lisa Harrison, R PhD

Developmental plasticity of tonotopic maps in chinchilla auditory midbrain

22-Jul-15 Beadman, Stephanie Heximer, S MSc

The effect of RGS4 on autophagic flux in Min6 pancreatic beta cells

12-Aug-15 Vu, Michael Horner, R MSc

TASK Channels on Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Neurons Modulate Electrocortical Signatures of Arousal by Histamine

13-Aug-15 Sauve, Meghan Bolz, S PhD

The TNFα/S1P Signalling Axis Mediates Elevated Myogenic Tone in Diabetes Mellitus

17-Aug-15 Castro Restrepo, Cristian Wojtowicz, M MSc

Impact of time of day feeding, high fat diet and exercise on adult hippocampal neurogenesis in rats

28-Aug-15 Prentice, Kacey Wheeler, M PHD U

Identification and characterization of the role of the circulating metabolite 3-carboxy-4-methyl-5-propyl-2-furanpropanoic acid (CMPF)

31-Aug-15 Smither, Bradley Brubaker, P MSc The Requirement of B-cell Lymphoma Maloney-Murine Leukemia Virus Insertion Region-1 Homolog for the Proliferative Effects of Glucagon-like Peptide-2 in the Murine Small Intestine
03-Sep-15 Mundil, Dhanwantee Husain, M PHD U

Cardiovascular effects and mechanisms of actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 metabolite GLP-1(28-36)

08-Sep-15 Gao, Aijing Frankland, P MSc Hippocampal neurogenesis-mediated forgetting in adult mice
16-Sep-15 Ellis, Shane Hutchison, W MSc Role of human globus pallidus in tremorgenesis
18-Sep-15 Froese, Sean Wheeler, M MSc Characterization of Novel Glucagon Receptor Interactors that Modify Receptor Activity
21-Sep-15 Czajkowski, Simon Pausova, Z MSc Associations of circulating second messenger glycerophosphatidylcholines with cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents
22-Sep-15 Lecker, Irina Orser, B /
Mazer, D

Tranexamic acid modulation of inhibitory and excitatory amino acid receptors: potential mechanism for postoperative seizures

22-Sep-15 Raileanu, Vanessa Rogers, I MSc Characterization of mesenchymal cells from human umbilical cords
22-Sep-15 Zhang, Nicole Jurisicova, A MSc E3 ubiquitin ligase Mule regulates oocyte survival through p63 activity
24-Sep-15 Fares, Jessica Bolz, S MSc Therapeutically targeting the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in cerebrovascular dysfunction associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage
29-Sep-15 Dinh, Danny Bolz, S MSc Recovery of skeletal muscle microvascular myogenic reactivity after smooth muscle cell-TNF knockout
29-Sep-15 Kim, Bomin Monnier, P MSc Glypicans modulate CSPG inhibition on growing axons
30-Sep-15 Guan, Sihui Zhen, M MSc The anatomic connectome and functional dissertation of the Caenorhabditis elegans first stage larvae (L1) motor circuit
30-Sep-15 Tran, Dean Belsham, D MSc Regulation of GnRH transcription by the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid and the saturated fatty acid palmitate in a GnRH-synthesizing neuronal cell model
22-Oct-15 Gardezi, S. Sabiha Stanley, E PhD Characterization of the calcium channel scaffold and the Cav2.2-synaptic vesicle tether at the presynaptic nerve terminal
27-Nov-15 Shulyakova, Natalya Eubanks, J & Mills, L PhD Studies of mitochondrial dysfunction in models of rett syndrome
10-Dec-15 Sam, Kevin Fisher, J & Mikulis, D PhD Diminished cerebrovascular reserve in the cerebral white matter of elderly individuals with leukoaraiosis