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Congratulations to our new IMS graduates!


JUNE 12, 2017

It’s spring and convocation is in the air.   The IMS would like to congratulate the following students on the completion of their well-earned degree:

Master of Science

Jonathan William Ausman
Regulation of Mitochondrial Fission by Ceremide-Induced Bcl-2-Related Ovarian Killer in Preeclampsia

David Berger-Richardson
Surgical Gloves and Instruments: Potential Vectors of Cancer Cell Seeding

Sarah Gomes
Evaluating the Potential Therapeutic Role of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers for Alzheimer’s Disease using a Drosophila Model

Syed Shahid Hassan
Modulation of Inflammatory Cytokine Response to Neurosurgical Injury Via Sympathoadrenal Activation

Emily Heath
Prognostic and therapeutic implications of a unique expression cluster in AML

Tiffany Yun-Yee Ho
Designing the Next-Generation Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus

Christopher Sean Robertson
A Novel Delivery System Using Chitosan Glycerophosphate to Deliver Bone Morphogenetic Protein Type-2 to Enhance Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Integration

Amanda Beth Silberberg
Evaluating the Impact of Novel Bone Marrow Cell-secreted Factors, C19orf10 and C1orf54, on Immunomodulation, Lung Cell Proliferation, and Resistance to Injury

Adam Katchky
Balance and Knee Joint Kinematics after Total Knee Arthroplasty: Comparing Cruciate- Retaining and Posterior- Stabilized Designs

Soudeh Taghdiri
Association of alcohol consumption with glucose homeostasis: A Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis

Reena Yaman
Novel classification and comparison of mild and severe rheumatoid arthritis


Doctor of Philosophy

Sandra Lynn de Montbrun
High Stakes Technical Skills Assessments in Surgery’s Development, Implementation and Predicting Performance

Neesha Cindy Dhani
Hypoxia, invasion and metastasis in pancreatic cancer

Alex Di Battista
Applications of blood biomarkers of traumatic brain injury across the severity spectrum- a focus on pathophysiological mechanisms

Hwa-Lin Hsiang
Manipulating a Cocaine-cue Ingram in Mice

Diana Islam
The impact of lung microenvironment on the beneficial vs detrimental effects of MSc in mouse models of acute lung injury

Karineh Kazazian
Polo-Like Kinase 4 (PLK4) Function in Cancer Progression

Thao Lan Le
The influence of attachment phenomena on alcohol and tobacco use

Adam McKillop
Physical Activity and Exercise Among Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Towards a Model of Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation

Mansoreh Nazari
Mast Cells Improve Cardiac Function Transiently after an MI and Moderate Differentiation/Proliferation Stage of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Through PDGF

Michal Peer
Does perceived stress in pregnant immigrant women predispose their infants to allergic disease development?

Peter Szasz
Towards Competency-Based Assessments in General Surgery

Precilla Vinutha Veigas
Use of Rotational Thromboelastometry for Optimal Management of Early Resuscitation of Bleeding Trauma Patients

Bahar Salavati
Pharmacological Manipulation of Long-term Potentiation and Cortical Inhibition from the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, a Model to Understand Cognitive Deficits of Schizophrenia

Barbara Elaine Wendland
How the Early Mother-Child Relationship Influences Weight Regulation in Pre-School Children

Master of Health Science in Translational Research

Gurpreet Kaur Kamboj, Tiffanie Kei, Cheryl Hoi Wei Tsui, Jung Eum Ye

Timely Project – Providing U of T students with timely access to professional mental health support