Graduate Studentships 2020/2021

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 7, 2020

To maximize available funding, studentships will be awarded in two stages beginning with the first round of notifications in mid June 2020.  The second round of notifications will occur in early July.  If extra funding becomes available after the second round, additional awards may be announced in late July.

Last Updated: July 6, 2020

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Studentships

RecipientSupervisor(s)Title of Research

Asgariroozbehani, Roshanak

Dr. Margaret Hahn

Investigation of Antipsychotic-Induced Impairment of Hypothalamic Leptin Action

Bakbak, Ehab

Dr. Subodh Verma and Dr. David Hess

The use of semaglutide in the recovery of regenerative cell exhaustion in individuals with established type 2 diabetes and elevated cardiovascular risk

Biancolin, Andrew

Dr. Patricia Brubaker

The Role of Secretagogin in Circadian GLP-1 Secretion, Diabetes and Intestinal Differentiation

Gonzalez Medina, Marel

Dr. Adria Giacca

Cell-and pathway-specific role of insulin in an in vivo murine model of restenosis

Joseph, Deborah

Dr. Adria Giacca

Mechanism of PKC-δ Action on Hepatic Glucose and Lipid Metabolism: Role of p38 MAPK

Kaspy, Matthew

Dr. Anthony Hanley

Metabolomic profile of combined healthy lifestyle behaviours: implications for type 2 diabetes prevention

Kong, Tiffany

Dr. Jayne Danska

The effects of human gut microbial products on mucosal immunity in Type 1 Diabetes

Lee, Jennifer

Dr. Mary L’Abbe

Improving Food Purchasing Behaviours of Canadians at-risk for Type 2 Diabetes Using the FoodFlip© Smartphone Application with Front-of-Pack ‘High-in’ Warning Labels

Martchenko, Sarah

Dr. Patricia Brubaker

Elucidating the interactions between circadian GLP-1 secretion and the microbiome in maintaining metabolic and intestinal homeostasis

Nathan, Nayanan

Dr. Dana Philpott and Dr. Stephen Girardin

Elucidating the immunological basis of metabolic recovery post-bariatric surgery

Smith, Emily

Dr. Margaret Hahn and Dr. Satya Dash

Effect of antipsychotics on brain insulin action and glucose homeostasis in healthy participants

Stogios, Nicolette

Dr. Mahavir Agarwal and Dr. Margaret Hahn

Do antipsychotics disrupt brain insulin action? A pilot multi-modality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study in healthy controls

Syed, Muzammil

Dr. Charles de Mestral and Dr. Mohammed Al-Omran

Characterizing the Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Across Canada

Verma, Navikiran

Dr. Hoon-Ki Sung

CD9 in adipose precursor cells regulates adipose tissue fibrosis and glucose homeostasis


BBDC-University Health Network Graduate Awards

RecipientSupervisor(s) Title of Research

Danaei, Zahra

Dr. Tony Lam

Impact of gut microbiota and nutrient sensing on glucose control

Ghebreselassie, Martha

Dr. Minna Woo

Investigating the Metabolic Role of Hepatic BRCA-1 in Type 2 Diabetes

Khan, Saad

Dr. Daniel Winer

Investigating the Role of Hepatic B Cells During Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Li, Jing Wen (Rosa)

Dr. Tony Lam

Glucoregulatory impact of gut microbiota on brain nutrient sensing

Li, Yu Zhe

Dr. Minna Woo

Investigating the Metabolic Role of PTEN in Parasympathetic Phox2B Neurons


Tamarack Graduate Awards in Diabetes Research

RecipientSupervisor(s)Title of Research

Monteith, Hiliary

Dr. Anthony Hanley and Dr. Tracey Galloway

Determinants of Infant and Early Childhood Growth Trajectories Among Indigenous Peoples Living in Northern Ontario, Canada

Wu, Che-Yuan

Dr. Walter Swardfager

DPP4 inhibitors as a potential therapeutic agent to prevent memory decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes


Yow Kam-Yuen Graduate Scholarship in Diabetes Research

RecipientSupervisorTitle of Research
Anita, NatashaDr. Walter SwardfagerNeuroendocrine and inflammatory mediators of exercise and cognition in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus