Focus on Stroke Training Initiative - List of Awardes 2002

Doctoral Research Award: New Awards, Renewal Awards

Postdoctoral Fellowship: New Awards, Renewal Awards

New Investigator: New Awards, Renewal Awards



Doctoral Research Award
  • Gendron, Tania F. (Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council of Canada)
    The role of transcription factors in neurotoxicity and neuroprotection.
    Supervisor: Morley, Paul
  • Mulligan, Sean J. (Neuroscience, University of Calgary)
    Increased calcium in astrocytes causes contraction of the cerebral microvasculature.
    Supervisor: MacVicar, Brian A.
  • Murdoch, Barbara (Zoology, University of British Columbia)
    Molecular identification and characterization of neural stem cells.
    Supervisor: Roskams, Jane Angela
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jackson, Michael F. (Physiology, University of Toronto)
    Role of coincident signaling through metabotropic and NMDA subtypes of glutamate receptors in plasticity and excitotoxicity.
    Supervisor: MacDonald, John F.
  • 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.
  • 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.

New Investigator

  • Liu, Fang (Neuroscience, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
    Protein-protein interactions in the regulation of AMPA receptor mediated neurotoxicity.


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
  • Edwards, Michael R. (Kinesiology, University of Waterloo)
    The effects of blood pressure and carbon dioxide on dynamic cerebral autoregulation.
    Supervisor: Hughson, Richard L.
  • Liu, Yitao (Physiology, University of British Columbia)
    AMPAR trafficking in models of cerebral ischemia.
    Supervisor: Wang, Yu Tian
  • 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.
  • Wilson, Timothy D. (Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario)
    The sympathetic nervous system and cerebrovascular control.
    Supervisor: Shoemaker, J. Kevin

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Champagne, Maud CM (Médecine, Université de Montréal)
    Etats 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
  • 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, McMaster University)
    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
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.