Focus on Stroke - List of Awardees 2003

Doctoral Research Award: New Awards, Continuing Awards

Postdoctoral Fellowship: New Awards, Continuing Awards

New Investigator: New Awards, Continuing Awards


Doctoral Research Award

  • Choi, Hyun Beom (Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of British Columbia)
    The role(s) of P2X7 receptor in cerebral ischemia.
    Supervisor: McLarnon, James G.
  • Ford, Matthew (Imaging Research Laboratories, The John P. Robarts Research Institute)
    Computational fluid dynamics modeling of endovascular aneurysm therapy.
    Supervisor: Steinman, David A.
  • Gharbawie, Omar A. (Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge)
    Neural and behavioural correlates of subcortical middle cerebral artery ischemia.
    Supervisor: Whishaw, Ian
  • MacIntosh, Bradley (Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre)
    Combining functional imaging and electromyography to assess lower limb deficits in stroke recovery.
    Supervisor: Graham, Simon J.
  • Ploughman, Michelle (Basic Medical Sciences, Memorial University)
    The effects of exercise on neuroplasticity, neurotrophins and functional outcome in a rat model of ischemic stroke.
    Supervisor: Corbett, Dale R.
  • Viscogliosi, Chantal (Medicine, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Sherbrooke)
    Impact d'une atteinte cognitive sur la participation sociale suite à un accident vasculaire cérébral.
    Supervisor: Desrosiers, Johanne

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Cayabyab, Francisco S. (Psychiatry, University of British Columbia)
    Gap junctional hemichannels in astrocytes: regulation in normal and injured CNS.
    Supervisor: MacVicar, Brian A.
  • Claydon, Thomas W. (Physiology, University of British Columbia)
    Molecular mechanism underlying the pH-sensitivity of the voltage-gated K+channels, Kv1.4 and Kv1.5.
    Supervisor: Fedida, David
  • Huang, Yuan (Physiology, University of Saskatchewan)
    Brain HO/CO system, vascular dementia and hypertension.
    Supervisor: Wang, Rui
  • Naska, Sibel (Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children)
    Role of the p53 family in excitoxicity-induced neuronal apoptosis.
    Supervisor: Miller, Freda D.
  • Saposnik, Gustavo (Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre)
    Preserving cognition by improving vascular risk factors control: a randomized controlled trial.
    Supervisor: Hachinski, Vladimir
  • Tanaka, Ryota (Cell Biology & Anatomy, University of Calgary)
    Prolactin stimulation of cortical regeneration after stroke.
    Supervisor: Weiss, Samuel

New Investigator

  • Kong, Jiming (Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba)
    BNIP3-activated atypical apoptosis pathway in ischemic neuronal cell death.
  • Todd, Kathryn G (Psychiatry, University of Alberta)
    Investigations of novel strategies to improve cellular and behavioral outcomes after adult and perinatal cerebral ischemia.


Doctoral Research Award
  • Balasubramaniam, Janani (Pathology, University of Manitoba)
    Time and age dependent responses following intracerebral hemorrhage in rodent brain.
    Supervisor: Del Bigio, Marc R.
  • Bhagat, Yusuf A. (Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta)
    Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging of clinical stroke.
    Supervisor: Beaulieu, Christian
  • Gendron, Tania F. (Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council of Canada)
    The role of transcription factors in neurotoxicity and neuroprotection.
    Supervisor: Morley, Paul
  • Liu, Yitao (Physiology, University of British Columbia)
    AMPAR trafficking in models of cerebral ischemia.
    Supervisor: Wang, Yu Tian
  • Murdoch, Barbara (Zoology, University of British Columbia)
    Molecular identification and characterization of neural stem cells.
    Supervisor: Roskams, Jane Angela
  • Sun, Hong-Shuo (Physiology and Biophysics, University of Calgary)
    Neuroprotective role of k(ARP)-channels of interneurons and neuroglia in stroke using knockout-mice.
    Supervisor: French, Robert J.
  • Swayze, Richard (Psychiatry, University of British Columbia)
    Uncoupling of the PKA/AKAP/GluR complex in hypoxia-ischemia.
    Supervisor: El Husseini, Alaa

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Ainslie, Philip N. (Physiology and Biophysics, University of Calgary)
    Ventilatory and cerebrovascular control in healthy humans with obstructive sleep apnea.
    Supervisor: Poulin, Marc J.
  • Champagne, Maud C.M. (Medicine, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal)
    États mentaux et troubles de la communication chez les cérébrolésés droits.
    Supervisor: Joanette, Yves
  • Gilbert, Robert W. (Pharmacology, Dalhousie University)
    Stroke, gene expression and neuroprotection: targets for treatment.
    Supervisor: Robertson, Harold
  • Gould, Douglas B. (The Jackson Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
    Identification and characterization of a model for perinatal and age-related stroke.
    Supervisor: John, Simon W.M.
  • Kennedy, James (Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary)
    Patient preferences for outcome with thrombolysis following acute ischemic stroke.
    Supervisor: Buchan, Alastair M.
  • Lagneux, Caroline (Immunology, Montreal General Hospital)
    The genetic dissection of stroke in the mouse model.
    Supervisor: Skamene, Emil
  • O'Donnell, Martin (Medicine, Hamilton Civic Hospital Research Centre)
    Improving anticoagulant control in patients with erratic control by daily vitamin K supplementation. 2. Effect of antithrombotic therapy and cerebrovascular risk factors on cognitive decline.
    Supervisor: Hirsh, Jack
  • Pang, Li (Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia)
    Prophylactic gene therapy for stroke.
    Supervisor: Cynader, Max S.
  • Rosenbaum, Shayna (Geriatrics, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care)
    Integration of affective and cognitive processing within the frontal lobes in stroke.
    Supervisor: Stuss, Donald T.
  • Ustinova, Ksenia I. (Institut de réadaptation de Montréal, Université de Montréal)
    The control of posture and bilateral limb movements in stroke patients.
    Supervisor: Levin, Mindy F.
  • Weerapura, Manjula (Physiology, University of Toronto)
    Regulation of NMDA channels by protein kinase A-dependent signaling pathways.
    Supervisor: MacDonald, John F.
  • Yoshida, Hideyuki (Genes & Development Research Group, University of Calgary)
    Adult neural stem cells to treat stroke.
    Supervisor: Weiss, Samuel
  • Zaid, Ahmed Elagili (Biochemical Neuroendocrinology, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal)
    NARC-1 and familial hypercholestrolemia type 3.
    Supervisor: Seidah, Nabil G.
  • Zhu, Dong Ya (Physiology & Biophysics, University of Calgary)
    Nitric oxide-mediated down-regulation of GABAa receptor function following cerebral ischemia.
    Supervisor: Lu, YouMing

New Investigator

  • Liu, Fang (Neuroscience, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
    Protein-protein interactions in the regulation of AMPA receptor mediated neurotoxicity.
  • Whelan, Patrick J. (Physiology and Biophysics, University of Calgary)
    Sensory control of locomotion in the developing mouse.
  • Wilson, Richard J.A. (Medical Physiology, University of Calgary)
    Chemoreceptor interactions and neural plasticity in the control of breathing.