Banting Postdoctoral Researchers 2016–2017




Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Banack, Hailey
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Aging Understanding healthy aging in post-menopausal women: the ECHO-PM study

Clemente Casares, Javier
University Health Network (Toronto) Immunology-Transplantation The Role of B cells in Obesity-related Insulin Resistance: Insulin as a key modulator of B cell function.

Daou, Salima
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute  (Toronto) Biochemistry Assembly, activation and function of BRISC deubiquitinase complexes

Domnik, Nicolle
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Queen's University Respiration Nighttime Lung Function, Respiratory Mechanics and Early Morning Symptoms in COPD: Impact of bronchodilator therapy

El Ghamrasni, Samah
University Health Network (Toronto) Cancer Toward mutation analysis of regulatory elements: Epigenetic profiling of primary breast tumors

Fernandes, Vilaiwan
New York University Nervous System Deciphering neuronal specification in the lamina of the Drosophila visual system

Gerlach, Alison
University Of Northern British Columbia Health Research Rethinking Early Intervention with Indigenous Communities and Families in Northern British Columbia: A Critical Inquiry

Juster, Robert Paul
Columbia University Mental Health Stress Reactivity and Allostatic Load of Transgender and Cisgender Individuals

Kandolin, Riina
University Of Ottawa Heart Institute Cardiovascular Neurohormoral adverse remodeling in chronic heart failure; validation of a novel imaging approach (A) and evaluation of right heart failure targeted treatment (STAR-HF)(B)

Kent, Brianne
The University of British Columbia Aging Investigating peripheral circadian oscillators as therapeutic targets for Alzheimer's disease

King, Andrew
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Molecular Biology Mining the Human Microbiome for Novel Therapeutics

Kolic, Jelena
The University of British Columbia Metabolism/Diabetes Genetic Determinants of Individualized Islet Responses to Dietary Macronutrients

Kucyi, Aaron
Stanford University (California) Nervous System Intracranial neuromodulation of the human default mode network

Omrani, Mohsen
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Nervous System Neuromodulators and modification of cognitive functions; role of norepinephrine in sensory processing

Salsberg, Jonathan
McGill University Health Services Research Inter-Organisational Collaboration for Scale-up of Intervention and Policy Programming in an Indigenous Community

Salway, Travis
The University of British Columbia Population Health Can specialized sexual health clinics address unmet mental health needs of Canadian sexual minorities?

Sanz Remón, Joaquín
Hôpital Sainte-Justine (Montréal) Genomics, Proteomics, And Bioinformatics Deciphering the genetic architecture of the interplay between M. tuberculosis and macrophages.

Shareck, Martine
University Of Toronto Population Health Built environment interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating: A mixed-methods evaluation of a natural experiment in two low-income neighbourhoods

Templeman, Nicole
Princeton University Aging Novel functions of the evolutionarily conserved cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB): Identifying and characterizing tissue-specific CREB targets that coordinate whole-organismal decisions related to metabolic status, reproduction, and aging

Trost, Brett
Hospital For Sick Children (Toronto) Genomics, Proteomics, And Bioinformatics Using deep learning to identify genetic variants in non-coding regions of the genome associated with autism spectrum disorders

Wade, Mark
Boston Children'S Hospital (Boston, MA) Mental Health The effects of severe early psychosocial deprivation on neurocognitive functioning and mental health in adolescence

Wang, Eddy Hsi Chun
Columbia University Medical Center Cell Biology Identification of Hair follicle derived autoantigens in alopecia areata

Weilinger, Nicholas
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The University of British Columbia Cell Biology Investigating a novel target for cerebral edema during stroke

Zhang, Boyang
University Of Toronto Renal Function, Nephrology, Urology Patient specific Kidney-on-a-Chip technology in 96-well plate format defines an ex vivo system for personalized drug testing
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Anstett, Daniel
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The University of British Columbia Evolution And Ecology  How does rapid evolution in response to climate change vary across spatiotemporal scales?

Barbon, Stephanie
University of California, Santa Barbara Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry Helical Polymers as Building Blocks for Computing and Biomedical Applications

Baryakhtar, Maria
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Physics and astronomy - Particle physics Searching for the QCD Axion with Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Braghiroli, Flavia
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Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Chemical, Biomedical And Materials Science Engineering - Materials Science And Technology Scalable production of iron-impregnated activated biochars made from lignocellulosic biomass waste precursors available in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region for application to mining effluent treatments

Brandl, Simon
Simon Fraser University Evolution And Ecology - Animal Ecology The neglected frontier of biodiversity research: uncovering links between vertebrate biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in marine ecosystems

Coffey, Emily
Eberhard Karls Universitat, Tübingen Psychology - Cognitive Science - Fundamental Causal roles and mechanisms of oscillatory sleep processes in complex human learning tasks

Drover, Marcus
California Institute of Technology Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry Fuels From Waste: Achieving One-Step Selective Hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH

Freeman, Benjamin
The University of British Columbia Evolution And Ecology Speciation on the Bird Continent: The evolution of song, plumage, and reproductive isolation in South American passerines

Goettel, James
University Of Wuerzburg Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry Ligand Stabilized Boron-Nitride Compounds

Gotanda, Kiyoko
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University of Cambridge Evolution And Ecology - Behaviour Human influences on behavioural adaptation in Darwin's finches

Harrison-Trainor, Matthew
University of Waterloo Mathematical Sciences - Pure Mathematics Understanding the complexity of mathematical objects

Kim, Dae-Kyum
University of Toronto Cellular And Molecular Biology - Biochemistry Investigation of biological condition-induced changes in the quantitative protein-protein interaction map of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Li, Jun
University of Toronto Chemical, Biomedical And Materials Science Engineering - Materials Science And Technology Rapid transport through robust nanostructures for CO2 electroreduction

Maram Qartavol, Reza
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McGill University Electrical Engineering - Photon Devices Preventing the computation energy crisis through sustainable optics

Reppert, Mike
University of Toronto Chemistry - Physical Chemistry Quantum Challenges in Excitation with Natural Light: From Plant Photosynthesis to Human Vision

Reshef, Orad
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University of Ottawa Physics And Astronomy - Optics Nonlinear optics in integrated zero-index media

Rolland, Jonathan
The University of British Columbia Evolution And Ecology  Reconstructing niche evolution in vertebrates and its consequences on the origin of latitudinal diversity gradient and extinction risk.

Saidaminov, Makhsud
University of Toronto Chemical, Biomedical And Materials Science Engineering - Chemical Engineering Low-cost, Sensitive, and Fast Optical Sensors from the Stable Form of Hybrid Perovskites

Saldías, Gonzalo
The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences - Oceanography The impact of numerous submarine canyons on upwelling of deep/slope water onto the continental shelf.

Schaeffer, Andrew
University of Ottawa Earth Sciences - Geophysics Building a complete picture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: combining on-shore seismic data with new off-shore OBS initiatives to investigate megathrust earthquake processes and associated hazards along Canada's west coast

Schramm, Steven
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University of Geneva Physics And Astronomy - Particle Physics Boosting the search for new physics: fully hadronic diboson resonances in the ATLAS detector

Topic, Filip
McGill University Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Understanding and advanced materials applications of a new molecular recognition motif of steroid sex hormones

Yakimowski, Sarah
Queen's University Evolution And Ecology  The evolution of herbicide resistance & sexuality in a crop invader
Name Host institution Discipline Project TitleFootnote 2

Carrier-Lafleur, Thomas
Université de Montréal Literature, Modern Languages And Le roman français à l'ère du cinéma : des anticipations au Nouveau Roman (1883-1965)

Cochrane, Logan
Carleton University Anthropology When Knowledge Results in Action: Social Change and the Role of Research, Politics and Collective Action

DeFalco, Randle
University of Liverpool Law (Re)conceptualizing Atrocity: Violence, Visibility and the Aesthetics of International Criminal Justice

Diaz Rios, Claudia
University of Toronto Education  The Role of Public-Subsidized Private Schools in Latin America: How do They Work, in What Contexts, and Who Benefits from Them?

Diehl, Catharine
University of Toronto Philosophy The Principle of Individuation in Leibniz, Kant, and Contemporary Philosophy

Duggan, Ana
McMaster University Anthropology Illuminating lost Canadian history: biomolecules chronicle past and present aboriginal populations

Fitzsimmons Frey, Heather
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York University Fine Arts  Rehearsing Revolutions: Girls, Amateur Theatre, and Encounters Between 19th and 21st Century Girls

Flamand-Hubert, Maude
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières History  Petites forêts privées et grand domaine public (1840-1930). Du régional au national : quelle histoire pour les forêts québécoises?

Gladwin, Derek
University of Waterloo Literature, Modern Languages And Petro-gothic: Energy, Ecology, Fear

Hamilton, Scott
Wilfrid Laurier University Political Science  Rethinking Governance and Circulation: Global Cycles of Carbon, Water, and Radioactive Fallout

Mant, Madeleine
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Memorial University of Newfoundland Archaeology  Stories in Sailors' Bones: A multi-proxy approach to understanding health and life-histories of trans-Atlantic voyagers through the 18th-19th centuries

Mcewan, Desmond
University of Victoria Psychology Working Together to Enhance Physical Activity: An Examination of Teamwork Processes in Physical Education Settings

Miller, Natalie
University of Maryland Psychology Early childhood predictors of children's social appraisal and social competence: A longitudinal investigation

Newell, Robert
Royal Roads University Urban And Regional Studies, Environmental Studies Exploring place-based interactive visualizations as tools for supporting community engagement, collaborative planning and evidence-based local decision-making

Okpanachi, Eyene
University of Victoria Political Science  To Save or Not to Save: Institutions, Politics, and Natural Resource Funds (NRFs). What Can Resource-Based Economies Learn from Botswana and Nigeria?

Quirouette, Marianne
University of Ottawa Law  Working the Margins: Defense Lawyers in Criminal Courts Negotiating Complexity and Disadvantage

Rasmussen, Laura
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The University of British Columbia Geography  Can agricultural intensification and expansion perversely lead to lower food security among local people?

Rioux Ouimet, Hubert
École nationale d'administration publique Political Science  Les agences publiques régionales de développement économique: origines, formes et responsabilités.

Ruiz, Rafico
University of Alberta Communications And Media Studies Arctic Infrastructures: Telecommunications, Transit Zones, and Connection in Apex, Nunavut

Seli, Paul
Harvard University Psychology Enhancing learning in educational settings by minimizing the influence of distracting thoughts

Sengupta, Mayuri
The University of British Columbia Women's Studies Gendered subjects and natural forest management in Tripura (Northeast India)

Sutherland, Shelbie
University of Toronto Psychology Explicit and implicit biases to learn about social categories: An investigation of their development and how to restrict them.

Vives Gonzalez, Celia (Luna)
McGill University Interdisciplinary Studies Towards Equal Access to Health Hervices for First Nations Children Living on Reserve: Tracking Jordan's Principle Implementation in Manitoba
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