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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the students who were awarded funding in the 2009/2010 Master's Studentship competition.
Matthew G. Andrusiak
The role of pRb in the regulation of neural stem cell fate.
Supervisor: Ruth Slack (University of Ottawa)
Prevention of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis by the citrus flaveonoid, nobiletin.
Supervisor: Murray W. Huff (University of Western Ontario)
High-throughput screening of heart valve tissue engineering systems.
Supervisor: Craig A. Simmons (University of Toronto)
Karen E. Britto
The role of macrophage collagen receptor DDR1 in the progression of atherosclerosis.
Supervisor: Michelle P. Bendeck (University of Toronto)
Jordan S. Chou
Novel binding partners of calpastatin and calpain.
Supervisor: Peter L. Davies (Queen's University)
Candi J. Flynn
Exploring the exercise dose-response relationship in women involved in cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Supervisor: Neville Suskin (University of Western Ontario)
Assessment of food intake and physical activity in Cree school children.
Supervisor: Leonard Tsuji (University of Waterloo)
Assessment of Cree children's food intake using an innovative web-based survey.
Supervisor: Rhona Hanning (University of Waterloo)
Functional comparison of circulating progenitor cell subpopulations for cell-based angiogenesis.
Supervisor: Marc Ruel (University of Ottawa)
Generation of a soluble form of endoglin for structural and biological studies.
Supervisor: Michelle Letarte (University of Toronto)
Functional role of ShcD in neural crest lineages.
Supervisor: Nina Jones (University of Guelph)
Sai Fai Bosco Law
Improving effectiveness of cardiac resuscitation through high fidelity simulation and team training.
Supervisor: David Musson (McMaster University)
Ilya M. Mukovozov
The role of Slit and Robo in vascular inflammation.
Supervisor: Lisa Robinson (University of Toronto)
Understanding the role of the transcription factor Iroquois 3 in the ventricular conduction system.
Supervisor: Peter H. Backx (University of Toronto)
Farzaneh F. S. Safarpour
The potential role of Parkinson's disease gene PINK1 in stroke-induced cellular damage.
Supervisor: David Park (University of Ottawa)
Alina J. Sobiesiak
Mechanism of the anti-hypertrophic function of RGS2 in cardiomyocytes.
Supervisor: Peter Chidiac (University of Western Ontario)
Enhanced matrix for recruitment of circulating progenitor cells to the heart.
Supervisor: Erik Suuronen (University of Ottawa)
Andrew J. Syrett
Bioactive glycerophospholipids and their role in modulating neuronal vulnerability following ischemia.
Supervisor: Steffany Bennett (University of Ottawa)
Effects of endurance training on apoptotic susceptibility in cardiac muscle.
Supervisor: David A. Hood (York University)
Kaley J. Veerman
Investigating the role of the vasa vasorum in the development of diabetic atherosclerosis.
Supervisor: Geoff Werstuck (McMaster University)