Graduate Studentships 2022/2023

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 5, 2022

To maximize available funding, studentships will be awarded in two stages beginning with the first round of notifications on June 15, 2022.  The second round of notifications will occur in early July.  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 15, 2022


Banting & Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Studentships

RecipientSupervisor(s)Title of Research

Anita, Natasha

Dr. Walter Swardfager

The effect of exercise on omega fatty acid-derived diols and mood in Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients

Au, Emily

Dr. Margaret Hahn

Disruptions of brain fatty acid sensing by antipsychotics as a mechanism of metabolic adverse effects

De, Riddhita

Dr. Margaret Hahn and Dr. Mahavir Agarwal

Semaglutide in comorbid obesity and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders for metformin non-responders: a randomized control trial

Felfeli, Tina

Dr. Richard Glazier and Dr. Michael Brent

Prevalence and predictors for being unscreened for diabetic retinopathy: A population-based study over a decade

Rahman, S. M. Niazur

Dr. Adria Giacca

Role of NOD1-mediated Inflammation in Fat-induced Beta-cell Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance

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

Tsakiridis, Nicole

Dr. Adria Giacca

Investigating the role of NOD1 signaling in high fat/sucrose-diet induced insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction

Vo, Nathaniel

Dr. Hoon-Ki Sung

The role of adipose tissue angioarchitecture and macrophage heterogeneity on metabolic homeostasis in mice and humans

Wolman, Robin

Dr. Sara S. Nunes Vasconcelos

Islet Vascularization: Enabling normoglycemia via vascular plasticity

Yehia, Nagam

Dr. Anthony Hanley and Dr. Richard Bazinet

The Role of Branched Chain Fatty Acids in Cardiometabolic Disorders Underlying Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Longitudinal Study in the PROMISE Cohort


BBDC-University Health Network Graduate Awards

RecipientSupervisor(s) Title of Research

Bruce, Kyla

Dr. Tony Lam

Leptin action in the dorsal vagal complex of the brain

Chiu, Fung Man Jennifer

Dr. Tony Lam

Insulin Action in the Brain on Glucose Homeostasis

Jegatheeswaran, Sinthuja

Dr. Sarah Crome

Exploring immunotherapy potential of ILCs for T1D & islet transplant

Li, Yu Zhe

Dr. Minna Woo

Assessing the Role of Insulin Signaling in Parasympathetic Neurons in Diabetes and Obesity


Tamarack Graduate Awards in Diabetes Research

RecipientSupervisor(s)Title of Research

Kugathasan, Luxcia

Dr. David Cherney

Cardiorenal benefits of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibition in individuals with diabetes mellitus: An analysis on cardiovascular and kidney disease biomarkers

Maksyutynska, Kateryna

Dr. Mahavir Agarwal and Dr. Margaret Hahn

Is brain insulin resistance a feature of the biology of depression? A pilot multi-modality neuroimaging study in adolescents


Yow Kam-Yuen Graduate Scholarship in Diabetes Research

To be announced.