PhD Students

Hana Zegallai
Email: zegallah@mymanitoba.ca
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: B lymphocytes and Barth Syndrome

PI: Dr. Grant Hatch

 

Taylor Morriseau
Email: morriset@myumanitoba.ca
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Investigating the Role of the HNF-1αG319S Polymorphism in Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in Manitoban Indigenous Youth

PI: Dr. Vern Dolinsky & Dr. Christine Doucette

Manuel Sebastian
Email: sebasti1@myumanitoba.ca 
Department: Physiology and Pathophysiology
Project/Area of interest: The prevalence of youth-onset T2D is disproportionately affecting the Indigenous children of Central Canada, the majority being of Oji-Cree heritage. My research will focus on the change in the DNA of the HNF-1α gene (HNF-1αG319S) which is likely to contribute to the development of T2D observed among the Oji-Cree youth. 

PI: Dr. Christine Doucette

Nicole Brunton

Email: NBrunton@chrim.ca

Department: Pediatrics and Child Health

Project /Area of interest: Does exposure to diabetes in-utero cause greater susceptibility to hypertension in offspring? A triangulation approach.

PI: Dr. Jon McGavock & Dr. Todd Duhamel 

 

Masters Students

Mukta Moni

Email: monim@myumanitoba.ca
Department College of Pharmacy
Project/Area of interest: Type 2 Diabetes - beta cell death signaling

PI: Dr. Lucy Marzban

 

Liat Stitz
Email: stitzl@myumanitoba.ca 
Department: Community Health Sciences
Project/Area of interest: iCARE epigenetics

PIs: Dr. Allison Dart & Dr. Brandy Wicklow

 

BSc Med / Undergrad / Summer Students

Abhimanyu Gupta

Email: guptaa4@myumanitoba.ca
Department: College of Pharmacy & Faculty of Science
Project/Area of interest: pharmacotherapy of type 2 diabetes, extracellular vesicles

PI: Dr. Lucy Marzban

Harman Vats
Email: vatsh@myumanitoba.ca 
Department: Medicine
Project/Area of interest: iCARE

PIs: Dr. Allison Dart & Dr. Brandy Wicklow

Pediatric Residents

Alennie Lopez
Email: alopez5@manitoba-physicians.ca 
Department: Medicine
Project/Area of interest: iCARE MCHP

PIs: Dr. Allison Dart & Dr. Brandy Wicklow
 

Saheba Bajwa
Email: sbajwa3@manitoba-physicians.ca 
Department: Medicine
Project/Area of interest: iCARE 

PIs: Dr. Allison Dart & Dr. Brandy Wicklow

Anna Liu
Email: aliu2@manitoba-physicians.ca 
Department: Medicine
Project/Area of interest: iCARE 

PIs: Dr. Allison Dart & Dr. Brandy Wicklow

 

Alumni

Prasoon Agarwal

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Epigenetic biomarkers and the mechanistic basis of childhood obesity

PI: Dr. Vern Dolinsky

Laura K Cole

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Regulation of cardiolipin metabolism in animal models of diabetes

PI: Dr. Grant Hatch

Kozeta Miliku

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department: Pediatrics and Child Health
Project/Area of interest: Human milk oligosaccharides, infant growth and cardiometabolic health

PI: Dr. Meghan Azad

Mohammad Golam Sabbir

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Role of Muscarinic acetylcholine type 1  receptor in neurodegeneration

PI: Dr. Paul Fernyhough

Subir Roy Chowdhury

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Importance of mitochondrial function in diabetic neuropathy

PI: Dr. Paul Fernyhough

Simone da Silva Rosa

PhD Graduate
Department: Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Project/Area of interest: Therapeutic targeting of skeletal muscle Nix in early-onset insulin resistance

PI: Dr. Joseph Gordon

Stephanie Kereliuk

PhD Graduate
Department: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Developmental origins of cardiovascular disease: how does gestational diabetes induce cardiac dysfunction in the rat offspring?

PI: Dr. Vern Dolinsky

Matthew Martens

PhD Graduate
Department: Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Project/Area of interest: The Protective Role of Prostaglandin Signalling During Neonatal Hypoxia

PI: Dr. Joseph Gordon

 

Brittany Moyce

PhD Graduate
Department: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Project/Area of interest: Adiponectin Deficiency Contributes to the Development of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Mice

PI: Dr. Vern Dolinsky

Nivedita Seshadri

PhD Graduate
Department: Physiology and Pathophysiology
Project/Area of interest: Investigating the role of circadian clock in regulating insulin secretion capacities over 24 hours

PI: Dr. Christine Doucette

Laetitia Guillemette

PhD Graduate
Department: Child Health and Pediatrics
Project/Area of interest: Impact of Exposure to Diabetes during Pregnancy and Social Determinants of Health on Future Cardiovascular Outcomes in Offspring.

PI: Dr. Jon McGavock & Dr. Todd Duhamel

Wajihah Mughal

PhD Graduate
Department: Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Project/Area of interest: A Myocardin-regulated genetic pathway that modulates mitochondrial function to prevent cell death during cardiac development

PI: Dr. Joseph Gordon