Graduate Students

PhD Defenses (2016)

Kaarina Kowalec (Helen Tremlett)
The Clinical and Pharmacogenomic Determinants of Interferon Beta Induced Liver Injury in Multiple Sclerosis

Ya Wen (Yu Tian Wang)
Identification and Characterization of a Novel Allosteric Glutamate Binding Site on the GABAa Receptor

Maxence Le Vasseur (Christian Naus)
The Role of Pannexin 2 in Mitochondrial Functions and Cell Death

Wu Yang Jin (Yu Tian Wang)
Development of a small α-synuclein-knockdown peptide as a potential therapy for Parkinsonís disease

Paul Cocker (Catharine Winstanley)
Elucidating the neurobiology of problem gambling using a novel rodent slot machine task

Sijia Cao (Joanne Matsubara)
The Role of Complement Activation in Age-related Macular Degeneration

Kimberly Girling (Yu Tian Wang)
Novel, Preventative Peptide-Mediated Neuropretective Strategies for Huntington's Disease

Nurit Gazit Gurel (Janet Werker)
Sex Differences in the Development of Visual Processing in Infancy

Tamara Bodnar (Joanne Weinberg)
Endocrine-Immune networks: Modulatory Role of Early-Life Influences

MSc Defenses (2016)

Aarya Vaikakkara Chithran (Tim O Connor)
Axon Guidance Genes are Essential in the Adult Nervous System

Sarah Afton Paschall (Austen Milnerwood)
The nigrostriatal dopamine system in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 G2019S knock-in mouse model of Parkinson's disease

Maya Nesbit (A.G. Phillips)
The effect of d-govadine on conditioned place preference with d-amphetamine or food reward

Jennifer Kathleen Ferris (Lara Boyd)
Characterizing the Impact of Type-2 Diabetes on Corticol Sensorimotor Pathways in Chronic Stroke: A Multimodal Neuroimaging Study

Kathryn Douglas (Jane Roskams)
Gliogenesis in the adult spinal cord: Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of the spinal cord central canal ependymal cells and remyelination programmes in human Multiple Sclerosis

Sarah MacIsaac (Austen Milnerwood)
LRRK2 and the p.G2019S mutation in neuronal and systemic response to induced α-synuclein pathobiology

Xiao Luo (James Enns)
Ensemble perception of multiple spatially intermixed sets

Haolu Zhang (Adele Diamond)
Potential sex difference in the effects of mild acute stress on executive functions

Taylor Willi (Alasdair Barr)
Neuroanatomical correlates of psychostimulant-associated psychosis

Leyla Innala (Victor Viau)
Organizational effects of gonadal hormones on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and glucocorticoid receptor responses in male and female rats

Jonathan Cunningham (A.G. Phillips)
Differential effects of the T-type calcium channel antagonist, Z944, on behaviours associated with amphetamine and morphine addiction

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Vanier CGS
Alexander McGirr

NSERC CGS-Doctoral

CIHR CGS-Doctoral
Amy Smith-Dijak

NSERC PGS-Doctoral

Paloma Stanar
Aram Bernardos
Hong Lu

CIHR CGS-Masters
Asma Bashir
Alexa Nelson
Igor Tatarnikov
Ana-Stefania Gheorghe
Daphne Ling

Other Award Recipients
Kathryn Post - Brain Canada Mental Health Training Award
Sohrab Bahrami Manesh - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Studentship
Nicole Sanford - Child and Family Research Institute Studentship
Stefano Cataldi - Parkinson Society Graduate Student Award

PhD Defenses (2015)

Xuelai Fan (Yu Tian Wang)
Harnessing Chaperone-mediated Autophagy For The Degradation of Endogenous Proteins

Hayes Wong (Brian Cairns)
The role of peripheral NMDA receptors in nerve growth factor-induced muscle pain

Dhananjay Namjoshi (Cheryl Wellington)
The Role of Apolipoprotein E in Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury and Development of CHIMERA: A Novel Closed-Head Impact Model of Engineered Rotational Acceleration

Amir Sepehry (Claudia Jacova)
NIMH Depression of Alzheimer Disease: Assessment and Diagnostic Validity studies using Depression Scales Developed for Older Adults

Fergil Mills (Shernaz Bamji)
The Role of β-catenin and the Cadherin Adhesion Complex in Synaptic Plasticity, Learning and Addiction

Diana Lim (Tim Murphy)
Development and application of large-scale optogenetic mapping in the mouse cortex

Si Zhang (Weihong Song)
Regulation of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Expression and Its Role in Stroke and Alzheimerís Disease

Kasper Podgorski (Kurt Haas)
Simultaneous Imaging of Structural and Functional Plasticity in the Awake Brain

Evan Ardiel (Cathy Rankin)
Dopamine and PDF Signaling Mediate Habituation to Repeated Activation of a Polymodal Nociceptor in Caenorhabditis elegans

Lasse Dissing-Olesen (Brian MacVicar)
Novel Modes of Communication between Neuronal Activity and Microglial Process Dynamics
DATE: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MSc Defenses (2015)

Golnoush Alamian (Ivan Torres)
Intellectual functioning in first-episode schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder

James Cairns (Dan Goldowitz)
The systems neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD): a histological and functional approach

Christina Rubino (Jason Barton)
Reading with Homonymous Hemianopia: Effects & Rehabilitation

Thariq Badiudeen (Jeremy Seamans)
Ventral hippocampal lesion volume does not predict working memory deficits in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia

Josh Larkin (Stan Floresco)
A dissociable role for dopamine receptors in the basolateral amygdala in risk/reward decision making

Eitan Anenberg (Tim Murphy)
Spatially resolving acute functional changes in descending cortical motor output after targeted stroke

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Vanier CGS
Mandi Schmidt (Michael Hayden)

NSERC CGS-Doctoral

CIHR CGS-Doctoral

Andrea Globa (Shernaz Bamji)
Naila Kuhlmann (Austen Milnerwood)

NSERC PGS-Doctoral
Shaina Cahill (Jason Snyder)

Samantha Feldman (Lara Boyd and Tim Murphy)
Sonja Soo (Shernaz Bamji)
Samantha Baglot (Joanne Weinberg and Liisa Galea)
Melissa Woodward (Donna Lang)
Sara MacIsaac (Austen Milnerwood)
Troy McDiarmid (Cathy Rankin)
Jonathan Cunningham (Tony Phillips)

CIHR CGS-Masters