Graduate Studentships 2021/2022

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

Application Deadline Date: April 6, 2021

To maximize available funding, studentships will be awarded in two stages beginning with the first round of notifications on June 8, 2021.  The second round of notifications will occur in late June.  If extra funding becomes available after the second round, additional awards may be announced mid July.  All applicants will be notified by the end of July.

Last Updated: June 25, 2021


Banting & Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Studentships

RecipientSupervisor(s)Title of Research
Barros, DanielDr. Tony K. T. LamThe role of GDF15 in the gut-brain axis behind metformin’s metabolic effect
Colpitts, SarahDr. Sarah CromeHarnessing innate lymphoid cells for immune regulation in the combination with islet transplant
De, RiddhitaDr. Margaret HahnSemaglutide in comorbid obesity and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders for metformin non-responders: a double-blind randomized control trial
Feng, Jia NuoDr. Tianru JinHepatic metabolic function of the Estrogen-Wnt-FGF21 cascade
Kong, TiffanyDr. Jayne DanskaThe effects of human gut microbial products on mucosal immunity in Type 1 Diabetes
Lieu, CalvinDr. Denise BelshamExploring novel obesity therapeutics that target neuropeptide Y
Liu, ZhiweiDr. Adria GiaccaPathway-specific roles of insulin in vivo in a murine model of restenosis
Maksyutynska, KaterynaDr. Mahavir Agarwal and Dr. Margaret HahnIs brain insulin resistance a feature of the biology of depression? A pilot multi-modality neuroimaging study in adolescents.
Mir, NegarDr. Jacqueline BeaudryAcute effects of glucocorticoids on lipolysis through non-genomic actions in adipose tissue
Rahman, S. M. NiazurDr. Adria GiaccaRole of NOD1-mediated Inflammation in Fat-induced Bet-cell Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance
Smith, EmilyDr. Margaret Hahn and Dr. Satya DashEffect of antipsychotics on central insulin action in relation to glucose metabolism in healthy volunteers
Syed, Muzammil
Dr. Charles de Mestral and Dr. Mohammed Al-OmranCharacterizing the Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Across Canada
Wilson, SiobhanDr. Khosrow AdeliPostprandial dyslipidemia in adolescents with obesity and insulin resistance: identifying novel biomarkers and evaluating their clinical utility in predicting progression to Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Wu, SallyDr. Mahavir Agarwal and Dr. Margaret HahnInvestigation of the Effects of Olanzapine on CNS Insulin-mediated Brain Glucose Uptake Using 2DG Autoradiography


BBDC-University Health Network Graduate Awards

RecipientSupervisor(s) Title of Research
Chiu, Fung Man (Jennifer)Dr. Tony K. T. LamInteraction of small intestinal nutrient sensing and metformin action in energy balance
Li, Yu ZheDr. Minna WooAssessing the Role of PTEN in Parasympathetic Neurons in Diabetes and Obesity
Piro, AnthonyDr. Michael WheelerThe disputable role of Znt8 in pancreatic beta cells
Shi, Qianwen (Irisa)Dr. Minna Woo and Dr. Daniel WinerInvestigating the Role of Skeletal Muscle Bc16 in Diabetes and Muscle Function


Tamarack Graduate Awards in Diabetes Research

RecipientSupervisor(s)Title of Research
Wu, Che-Yuan (Joey)Dr. Walter SwardfagerThe effects of different anti-diabetic drug classes on cognition
Yehia, NagamDr. Anthony Hanley and Dr. Richard BazinetThe Role of Dairy Associated Branched Chain Fatty Acids in Cardiometabolic Disorders underlying Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Longitudinal Analysis in the PROMISE Cohort


Yow Kam-Yuen Graduate Scholarship in Diabetes Research

RecipientSupervisorTitle of Research
Anita, Natasha
Dr. Walter SwardfagerThe effect of exercise on linoleic-acid derived 12,13 diol and cognition in Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients