Trainees & Other Personnel

Dr. Alexander Beristain  
  • Mahroo Aghababaei
    (MSc Candidate)

Project Title: Role of ADAM12 in regulating trophoblast invasion
Dr. Carolyn Brown  
Project Title: X inactivation in normal and chromosomally abnormal pregnancies
Dr. Mary Ensom
Project Title: Microneedle-based painless drug monitoring system in interstitial fluid
  • Diane Decarie
    (Lab technician)
Dr. Judith Hall
  • Kimi Tanaka
    (Research Associate)
Dr. Patricia Janssen
Project Title: Using spatial analysis to determine differences in maternal and neonatal outcomes among women attempting planned home birth in British Columbia
Project Title: Reproductive Health of Twins
  • Caitlin Frame
    (MSc Candidate)
  • Gillian Hanley
    (PhD Candidate)

Project Title: Socioeconomic status as a predictor of prenatal mental health, use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy, and infant outcomes

  • Christian Laugen
    (PhD Candidate)
Project Title: Evaluating Emergency Obstetric Maternal Health Services in Indonesia
  • Sarah Munro
    (PhD Candidate)
Project Title: Birth after a previous caesarean section: A qualitative investigation of decision-making
  • Negar Omidaksh
    (MSc Candidate)
  • Dimitra Panagiotoglou
    (PhD Candidate)
  • Kristi McIntosh
    (PhD Candidate)
Project Title: Perinatal and early childhood outcomes associated with antiepileptic medications in utero in British Columbia 
Dr. K.S. Joseph
Project Title: Epidemiologic investigation of an increase in postpartum hemorrhage in British Columbia
Project Titles:
1. Trends in clomiphene citrate utilization: a population-based study.
2. The effect of clomiphene citrate on pregnancy outcomes.
3. Maternal morbidity in British Columbia.
4. Medical conditions associated with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.
Project Title: Mode of delivery following a previous cesarean and associated maternal and neonatal morbidity, Canada, 2003-2009
  • Yasser Sabr
    (PhD Candidate) 
  • Amy Metcalfe
    (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Innie Chen
    (MSc Candidate)
Dr. Peter Leung
Project Title: Regulation of ovarian function by Activins and Follistatin/FSTL3 in human
granulosa-lutein cells
Project Title: Touch your patient: Tactile display of physiological monitoring
  • Qianlan (Cindy) Fan
    (PhD Candidate)

Project Title: GnRH involved in trophoblast invasion with regulation of N-cadherin in EVT cells
Project Title: Role of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Regulator Sprouty in Ovarian Cancer Cells
Project Title: Gene expression and function in ovarian cancer
  • Yan Li
    (PhD Candidate)
Project Title: The role of activins in trophoblast invasion 
  • Xin Qiu
    (PhD Candidate)
  • Siyuan Xiong
    (PhD Candidate)
  • Han Zhang
    (PhD Candidate)
Project Title: The role of BMP2 in ovarian cancer progression
Dr. Sai Ma
Project Title: Imprinting abnormalities and sperm DNA integrity in male infertility
  • Rebecca Vincent
    (MSc Candidate)

Dr. Wendy Norman
  • Dr. Eleanor Alzona-Malabanan
    (Research Coordinator)
  • Arezou Azampanah
    (Research Assistant)
  • Kaylee Gray
    (Research Assistant)
Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic
  • Alisha Gray
    (Research Assistant)
Kelowna Women’s Services Clinic
Dr. Evica Rajcan-Separovic
Dr. Wendy Robinson
Project Title: Identification of sub-microscopic chromosomal imbalances in subjects with idiopathic Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Irina Manokhina
    (Postdoctoral Fellow) 
Project Title: Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of fetal conditions and pregnancy complications using cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma
Project Title: Epigenetics of Preeclampsia
Project Title: Neural tube defects and DNA methylation
  • Dr. Kirsten Hogg
    (Postdoctoral fellow)
Project Title: The role of the placenta in mediating stress pathways in IUGR and pre-eclampsia
  • Samantha Wilson
    (MSc Candidate)
Dr. Dan Rurak
Project Title: Cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine and behavioural aspects of development in postnatal lambs in relation to age, gender and acute Fluoxetine administration
Project Title: The Ontogeny of Drug Disposition of Fluoxetine in Newborn Lambs up to 1 Year of Age
Dr. Peter von Dadelszen
Project Title: APC as a therapy for pre-eclampsia in high-risk pregnancies
Project Title: Development, validation and implemetation of clinical risk prediction models for women with pre-eclampsia or any hypertensive disorder of pregnancy
  • Helen Ryan
    (Postdoctoral Fellow)
 Project Title: The Canadian Integrated Pregnancy High-dependency Estimate of Risk (CIPHER)