Jeanette Boudreau, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University Directing natural killer cell cytotoxicity to the tumour’s susceptibilities Natural killer (NK) cells are white blood cells that kill tumours. The potential of each NK cell to...

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Christopher Dennison, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta Impact severity metric for focal head and diffuse brain injury (Photo: Richard Siemens) Whether or not today’s helmets protect the wearer from mild diffuse brain injuries, sometimes...

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Jeffrey Gagnon, PhD

Department of Biology, Laurentian University Investigating the role of H2S in the regulation of ghrelin secretion Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the endocrine cells of the stomach, regulates several aspects of metabolic health, including appetite...

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Kaitlyn McLachlan, PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Guelph Evaluating novel neurobiomarkers in the identification of adults with FASD using portable eye tracking and EEG technology Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are overrepresented...

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Noam Miller, PhD

Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University Exploring neural mechanisms of social behavior using zebrafish (Danio rerio) (l to r) Ramy Ayoub, Mackenzie Schultz, Noam Miller, Chelsey Damphousse This research study uses zebrafish, a small...

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Roxane Paulin, PhD

Department of Medicine, Université Laval Targeting ErbB2 by TAK-165 reverses pulmonary hypertension in vitro and in vivo Roxane Paulin and her Groupe de Recherche en Hypertension Pulmonaire, Université Laval In pulmonary hypertension (high blood...

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Jeffrey Chen, PhD

VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines (Photo: Trenna Brusky, VIDO InterVac) Tuberculosis is a serious global health problem, with one-third of the world’s population having been...

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Jeremy Hirota, PhD

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia A 3D-printed human airway model for studying respiratory mucosal immune responses Jeremy Hirota Exposure to allergens and air pollutants in the air we breathe can lead to “lung attacks” in...

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Petra Kienesberger, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University Role of the adipokine autotaxin in obesity-associated insulin resistance Insulin resistance, a major complication of obesity, is a condition where tissues such as skeletal...

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Morgan Langille, PhD

Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University Design and implementation of a human microbiome interaction database It is becoming increasingly apparent that the microbes living on and in our bodies, called the human microbiome, are important...

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Joon Lee, PhD

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo Personalized predictive analytics based on electronic medical data and patient similarity metrics A regular group meeting of the Health Data Science Lab at the University of...

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