Banting Postdoctoral Researchers 2020–2021




Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Ali, Tahir
Photo courtesy of Riley Brandt; Office of Advancement, University of Calgary
University of Calgary Health Research Cyp46A1 as a novel therapeutic target in prion diseases

Assinck, Peggy
University of Cambridge (UK) Cell Biology Novel approaches to understand and enhance gray matter remyelination during aging

Babaian, Artem
University of Cambridge (UK) Cancer Delineating the molecular mechanism of the hyper-modified ribosomal RNA residue 18S.1248.macp[Psi] in cancer translation

Baril, Andrée-Ann
McGill University Aging The circadian clock and Alzheimer's disease pathology

Bogoslowski, Ania
University of British Columbia Immunology - Transplantation Characterization of neuroimmune interactions in the tumour microenvironment

Cook, David
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (Toronto) Cancer Regenerative plasticity in colorectal cancer

de Kock, Leanne
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute Genetics Solve-Mosaicism: Using deep-DNA and single-cell sequencing to investigate the contribution of mosaicism to unsolved rare genetic disease

Dron, Jacqueline
Massachusetts General Hospital Genetics Leveraging genomic, metabolomic, and proteomic data to identify clinically-relevant subtypes and new pathways driving risk of coronary artery disease

Fontaine, Guillaume
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University of Ottawa Health Services Research Contributing to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Eradication in Canada: An Implementation Science-based Approach to Promoting Equitable Access to HCV Care for People Who Inject Drugs

Gagné, Thierry
University College London (UK) Population Health Young adults in a changing world: linking changes in the transition to adulthood to trends in wellbeing in the United Kingdom

Houlahan, Kathleen
Stanford University (California) Cancer Microenvironmental determinants of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) progression to invasive breast cancer

Karamouzian, Mohammad
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Brown University (Rhode Island) Population Health Identifying spatial patterns and neighborhood-level risks of opioid-related overdoses to guide implementation of overdose prevention interventions

Kolla, Gillian
University of Victoria (British Columbia) Health Services Research A comparative analysis of Safer Supply interventions to address the dual public health crises of overdose and COVID-19 in BC and Ontario

Lim, Kenji Rowel
Washington University (St. Louis) Cardiovascular Understanding the role of cardiac macrophages in the recovery of heart failure

Martin, Benjamin
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Harvard Medical School Molecular Biology Dissecting mechanisms of mammalian gene regulation by the essential histone acetyltransferases p300 and CBP

Morton, Emma
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University of British Columbia Mental Health Towards a future optimising quality of life in bipolar disorder: A focus on digital health

Nosrati, Reyhaneh
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Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging Synergistic application of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) for accurate tumor delineation in radiation therapy treatment planning of glioblastomas

Pires, Layla
University Health Network (Toronto) Cancer Upregulation of immune response to reduce tumor progression and metastasis of  melanoma using photodynamic therapy

Okeme, Joseph
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Yale University Environmental Influences on Health Mapping the exposome to identify environmental influences on early onset inflammatory bowel disease

Oliveria, John Paul
Stanford University (California) Aging Blood-brain-barrier dynamics in healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease

Rawji, Khalil
University of Cambridge (UK) Nervous System Investigating the Effect of the Ageing Astrocyte Secretome on Regeneration in the Central Nervous System

Toombs, Elaine
Lakehead University Mental Health Supporting First Nations Access to Mental Wellness through eHealth Services For Substance Use Treatment

Wynn, Jordana
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Harvard University Aging The Relationship Between Overt Visual Attention and Constructive Episodic Simulation in Older Adults
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Adair, Keegan
Argonne National Laboratory Materials Science and Technology Beyond Li ion Batteries: Design, Understanding, and Implementation of a New High-Energy Density Anode-Free Solid-State Li-Sulfur battery for Electric Vehicle Applications

Artelle, Kyle
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University of British Columbia Evolution and Ecology - Biogeography and Landscape Ecology Elucidating muti-scaled linkages between food security and stewardship: Food production and conservation potential of intact landscapes across Canada

Barclay, Kristina
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University of Victoria Evolution and Ecology Ghosts of crabs past: Rapid-assessment conservation paleobiology tools to establish baselines and assess the health of data-poor coastal resources vulnerable to global change

Blouin, Simon
University of Victoria Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics Performing the First-Ever Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of Core Helium Burning in Stars to Unlock the Full Potential of White Dwarf Age Dating

Borden, Kira
University of Guelph Earth Science Belowground investigations of crop root-soil interactions that regulate emissions of greenhouse gases from diversified agroecosystems

Chen, Zhu
University of Toronto Materials Science and Technology Developing Active, Selective and Stable Catalysts for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

Cloutier, Ryan
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics Rocks and gas: understanding the formation of the galaxy's most common planets around its most common stars

Day, Ryan
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University of California - Berkeley Physics and Astronomy - Condensed Matter Physics Collective Excitations in Quantum Materials For Next-Generation Computation

Grainger, Tess
University of British Columbia Evolution and Ecology The effect of temperature on the speed of evolution

Grayson, Phil
University of Manitoba Genetics The functional and evolutionary consequences of within-species GC variability in the sea lamprey genome: A compelling case for differential germline retention and genomic mosaicism

Li, Tengfei
University of Cambridge Polymer Chemistry Selective Conversion of Addition Polymers into Organic Acids via Photochemical and Electrochemical C-H Oxidations

McDiarmid, Troy
The University of Washington Genetics Massively parallel functional dissection of neuronal super-enhancers

Mills, L. Reginald
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Princeton University Organic Chemistry Cobalt Catalysis as an Inexpensive, Earth-Abundant Platform for the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals

Naderi, Mohammad
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York University Plant and Animal Biology - Neurophysiology Deciphering the role of environmental contaminants, bisphenol A and bisphenol S, in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder using zebrafish as a model system

Panferov, Vasily
York University Analytical Chemistry Innovative Point-of-Care Monitoring of Inflammatory Biomarkers for Early-Stage Diagnosis of Sepsis

Pearce, Ben
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Johns Hopkins University Atmospheric Science From the Early Earth Atmosphere to the Origin of RNA in Warm Little Ponds

Rodríguez Seco, Cristina
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Materials Science and Technology Development of integrated 2-electrode photobatteries by exploring doped C3N4 quantum dots (QDs) as photoelectrodes

Sales, Lilian
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Concordia University Biogeography and Landscape Ecology The future web of life: developing the next-generation of predictive biodiversity models

St. Pierre, Kyra
University of British Columbia Aquatic Ecology and Limnology What happens on land does not stay on land: towards the integration of biogeochemical cycles at the land-ocean interface

Sun, Chen
Université de Montréal Computing Sciences - Artificial Intelligence Incorporation of computational principles from the hippocampus to solve systematic generalization in Artificial Intelligence

Wang, Zaiwei
University of Toronto Physical Chemistry Sn-Pb mixed all-inorganic perovskites: promising candidates for highly efficient and stable single-junction and tandem solar cells

Webber, Quinn
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University of Colorado at Boulder Evolution and Ecology The indirect genetic effects and density dependence of social networks

Zhu, Litao
University of British Columbia Chemical Engineering Machine learning assisted multiscale computational modeling of particle-laden flows: application to blood flow and targeted drug delivery

Zottig, Ximena
University of Massachusetts Medical School Biophysics Cell Entry Mechanism of a Non-Enveloped Virus Visualised by In-Situ High-Resolution Cryo-EM
Name Host institution Discipline Project titleFootnote 2

Ayangma Bonoho, Simplice
Bishop's University History Le Canada et les politiques internationales de développement sanitaire en Afrique francophone après les indépendances (1960-1980)

Bélanger, David
Université de Montréal Literature and Modern Languages Du prêt à la faillite : l'imaginaire de la dette dans la littérature québécoise (1846-1945)

Brook, Taylor
University of Victoria Fine Arts A Cross-Cultural Analytical Framework for Pitch in Research-Creation

Campbell-Duruflé, Christopher
University of Cambridge Law State Accountability through Regime Interactions: Assessing Opportunities to Enhance the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

Dahl, Shayne
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The University of Lethbridge Religious Studies Global Shugendo: Japanese Mountain Asceticism in Global Discourses of Indigeneity

Del Gobbo, Daniel
McGill University Law Restorative Justice Revisionism: The Challenge of Transformative Justice for LGBTQ2 Peoples in Canada

Fabiano, John
Yale University Classics, Classical & Dead Languages / History Working for the City: Labour, Guilds, and the Socioeconomic Life of Non-Elite Urban Populations in the Late Roman West

Frotey, Julia
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Urban and Regional Studies, Environmental Studies L'essor de la recharge intelligente pour véhicules électriques au Québec : quelle appropriation de la technologie intelligente par les institutions, les entreprises et les citoyens ?

Golubovic, Jelena
Tufts University Anthropology Covert Civilian Participation in Civil War Violence: A Political Ethnography of Denunciation

Hay, Travis
Lakehead University History Bringing It Back to Community: Archival Repatriation and Colonial Histories of Medicine in Northwestern Ontario, 1962-1999

Houston, Lloyd (Meadhbh)
University of Alberta Literature and Modern Languages Bad Seed: Anglophone Modernisms and the Politics of Sexual Health

Janssen, Niek
University of Toronto Classics, Classical & Dead Languages Appropriate Transgressions: Parody and Decorum in Ancient Greece and Rome

Kepkiewicz, Lauren
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University of Manitoba Geography Building relations across difference through Food Sovereignty in the Canadian Rockies

Lior, Anat
McGill University Law Insurability of Artificial Intelligence

MacKinnon, Anna
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University of Calgary Psychology Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma: Development and Evaluation of the embrACE Parenting Program

Mackinnon, Debra
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University of Windsor Sociology In the Business of Policing: Examining the Intersection of Private Security, Surveillance Technologies and Public Private Partnerships in North American Business Improvement Areas

Molinaro, Monica
McMaster University Sociology Provider and Patient Experiences of Health Inequity in Primary Care: Navigating the entwinement of social and medical needs

Moore, Amber
Simon Fraser University Education Storied resistances: Rewriting & revisioning rape culture in YA fanfiction activist art

Oakes, Harrison
Photo courtesy of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Waterloo
University College London Interdisciplinary Studies Let's Clarify a Few Things: Modelling the Causal Relationships Between Sexual Minority Men's (SMM) Mobile Dating App Use, Positive and Negative Outcomes, and Their Collective Effects on Mental Health

Sevi, Semra
Columbia University Political Science How do young voters and young ethnic minorities acquire party attachments?

Stahl, Darian Goldin
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University of Northern British Columbia Fine Arts Embodied Books: Binding Together Illness, Art, and Learning

Tam, Nga Yin (Agnes)
McGill University Philosophy Rescuing Democracy from Populism: A Case for Identity-Expressive Partisanship

Yaylaci, Şule
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University of Pennsylvania Political Science Understanding and Reducing Outgroup Prejudice: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Turkey
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