Postdoctoral Fellowships

Congratulations to the following trainees who received Postdoctoral Fellowship awards. These training awards recognize individuals with a MD or PhD degree who wish to pursue a research career in any health related research area that has direct relevance to improving the health of children and families.

Awards Archive: URL - 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Mohamed Elgendi, Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowship. Determining the optimal finger for hypertension and preeclampsia assessment using pulse oximeter collection. Lim Research Team

Dr. Allison Matthews, BCCHR Postdoctoral Fellowship. Facilitating discovery of X-linked diseases with novel informatics methods for applied human genome interpretation. van Karnebeek Research Team

Dr. Alexander Weber, M.I.N.D Postdoctoral Fellowship. Developing and applying advanced gradient echo magnetic resonance imaging to study brain injuries in preterm and term neonates during the first 12 months after birth. Rauscher Research Team

Dr. Matthew Wiens, Bertram Hoffmeister Postdoctoral Fellowship. Validation of models for pediatric post-discharge mortality prediction and evaluation of interventions to reduce post-discharge mortality among hig-risk children: A stepped wedge study in Uganda. Ansermino & Dumont Research Teams 

2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Nicholas Caron, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. A personalized allele-specific gene silencing approach for maximal therapeutic coverage of the Huntington disease population. Supervisor - Dr. Michael Hayden

Dr. Yi-Chun Chen, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. Alternatively processed forms ot beta cell prohormones as diabetes biomarkers. Supervisor - Dr. Bruce Verchere

Dr. Britt Ingrid Drogemoller, CFRI Bertram Hoffmeister Postdoctoral Fellowship. A comprehensive analysis of the genomic and clinical factors contributing to the occurrence of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity. Supervisor - Dr. Bruce Carleton

Dr. Devon Greyson, CFRI Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowship. Understanding the Role of Information in Vaccine-Hesitant Parents' Decision-Making Regarding Routine Childhood Vaccinations. Supervisor - Dr. Julie Bettinger

Dr. Galen Wright, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. Bioinformatic and functional approaches to cancer pharmacogenomics. Supervisors - Dr. Colin Ross & Dr. Michael Hayden

2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Michal Aharoni-Simon, CFRI Bertram Hoffmeister Postdoctoral Fellowship. Targeting the interplay between beta-cell ROS signaling autophagy and apoptosis in diabetes. Supervisor - Dr. Dan Luciani

Dr. Marisa Connell, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. RHAMM is needed to balance the growth and differentiation of neuroepithelial progenitor cells. Supervisor - Dr. Christopher Maxwell

Dr. Emily Gardiner, CFRI/NeuroDevNet Postdoctoral Fellowship. Investigating behaviour problems among children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: The impact on family outcomes. Supervisor - Dr. Anton Miller & Dr. Lucyna Lach

Dr. Irina Manokhina, CFRI Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowship. Cell-free nucleic acids in maternal plasma as potential markers for placental insufficiency. Supervisor - Dr. Wendy Robinson

Dr. Veronica Schiariti
, CFRI/NeuroDevNet Postdoctoral Fellowship. Developing a functional index and a derived chronic pain index for children and youth with Cerebral Palsy based on the International Classification of Functioning. Supervisor - Dr. Tim Oberlander

Dr. Andrew Tu
, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. Developing an item bank for measuring the built environment for physical activity. Supervisor - Dr. Louise Masse

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2013 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Anita Cote, CFRI/Canucks for Kids Postdoctoral Fellowships. Mechanisms of cardio metabolic risk in children with mental health conditions. Supervisor: Dr. Angela Devlin & Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos

Dr. Shan-Yu Fung, CFRI Bertram Hoffmeister Postdoctoral Fellowships. Discovery of novel inhibitors of Toll-like receptor signalling. Supervisor – Dr. Stuart Turvey

Dr. Ainara Garde, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. Sleep apnea screening using The Phone-Oximeter. Supervisor - Dr. Guy Dumont & Dr. Mark Ansermino

Dr. Meaghan Jones, CFRI Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowships. The role of acquired DNA methylation differences in the relationship between childhood stress and long-term health outcomes. Supervisor – Dr. Michael Kobor

Dr. Asad Jan Qureshi, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowships. Elucidating the cell-type specific role of brain ATP-binding cassette Al (ABCA1) in Alzheimer’s disease and relevance to novel therapies. Supervisor – Dr. Michael Hayden

Dr. David Pasalich, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowships. A preventive parenting program for family reunification. Supervisor – Dr. Robert McMahon

Dr. Marcus Watson, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. Binocular perceptual learning as a potential treatment for amblyopia. Supervisor - Dr. Deborah Giasch

2012 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Folefac Aminkeng, CFRI Bertram Hoffmeister Postdoctoral Fellowships. Pharmacogenomics of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in children and adults. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Hayden

Dr. Vijay Morampudi, Immunity in Health & Disease Fellowship. Colonic mucus: An innate mucosal defense barrier that actively protects against colitis? Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Vallance

Dr. Ashley Sherrid, CFRI Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowships. Listeria-based vaccine to prevent leishmaniasis. Supervisor: Dr. Tobias Kollman

2010 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Dan Diego Alvarez, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowships. Placental methylation profile in chromosomally abnormal gestations. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Robinson

Dr. Walter Karlen, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowships. Smart analysis of exhaled carbon dioxide: Algorithm development and clinical evaluation. Supervisor: Dr. Mark Ansermino

Dr. Allan Mah, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowships. Structural and functional characterization of MDT-15/MED15, a conserved transcription cofactor required for dietary homeostasis. Supervisor: Dr. Stefan Taubert

Dr. Marinieve Montero, Immunity in Health & Disease Postdoctoral Fellowship. Modeling intestinal fibrosis in Crohn's disease: Role of TLR2 in triggering collagen accumulation in the intestine. Supervisor - Dr. Bruce Vallance

Dr. Rebecca Malott, Immunity in Health & Disease Postdoctoral Fellowship. The role of inflammatory in cystic fibrosis pulmonary inflammation. Supervisor: Dr. David Speert

Dr. Nico Marr
, Immunity in Health & Disease Postdoctoral Fellowship. Susceptibility to severe human respiratory syncytial virus infections during early childhood: The role of the innate immune system. Supervisor: Dr. Stuart Turvey

Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan, CFRI Postdoctoral Fellowships. Identification of novel quality control factors that regulate the transport of the model polytopic membrane protein Chs3. Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Conibear