Graduate Studentships 2017/2018

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Studentships
BBDC-University Health Network Graduate Awards
Tamarack Graduate Award in Diabetes Research
Yow Kam-Yuen Graduate Scholarship in Diabetes Research

Competition Deadline Date: April 4, 2017


BBDC-Novo Nordisk Studentships

Recipient Supervisor Title of Research
Boroumand, Parastoo Dr. Amira Klip and
Dr. Stephen Girardin
Nutritional influence on the development of bone marrow monocytes: implications for metabolic inflammation
Kowalchuk, Chantel Dr. Margaret Hahn and
Dr. Gary Remington
Elucidating the mechanisms behind antipsychotic impairment on central insulin sensing
Martchenko, Alexandre Dr. Patricia Brubaker Role of the core clock gene Bmal1 in modulating circadian secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1
McGaugh, Emily Dr. Maria Cristina Nostro Elucidating the role of FGF signaling during the expansion of pancreatic progenitor cells
Nishi, Stephanie Kimiko Dr. John Sievenpiper and
Dr. Richard Bazinet
Assessing the Effect of Nut Consumption on Adiposity: Is a Calorie a Calorie?
Regeenes, Romario Dr. Jonathan Rocheleau Quantifying OCR and ECAR levels in individual pancreatic islets using an optical sensor and microfluidic device
Semnani-Azad, Zhila Dr. Anthony Hanley Soluble CD163, a marker of adipose tissue macrophage activation, in the etiology of type 2 diabetes
Wang, Zhengnan Dr. Anthony Hanley Urinary vitamin D binding protein loss as a potential biomaker for nephropathy in patients at risk for type 2 diabetes


BBDC-University Health Network Graduate Awards

Recipient Supervisor Title of Research
Bauer, Paige Dr. Tony Lam Dissecting the upper small intestinal microbiota-dependent mechanisms in the anti-diabetic action of metformin
Bui, Cindy Dr. Jonathan Rocheleau Investigating the role of NADPH production in glucolipotoxicity-induced pancreatic β cell failure
Pang, Hilary Yan-Ming Dr. Minna Woo Elucidating molecular mechanisms of hepatocyte autophagy in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus


The Tamarack Graduate Award and Yow Kam-Yuen Graduate Scholarship will not be awarded this year.