The IMS would like to congratulate our students who were awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships this year. This Canadian Institutes of Health Research award, administered by the Vanier-Banting Secretariat, is a highly competitive research scholarship only funded to the most exceptionally ranked doctoral students in Canada.
Tina Binesh Marvasti, PhD student
Supervisor: Dr. Ren-Ki Li
Research Area:Identifying and rejuvenating the bone marrow stem cells responsible for preventing heart failure in elderly cardiac patients.
Sahil Gupta, PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. John Marshall
Research Area: Tyrosine phosphorylation of caspase-8 regulates Toll Like Receptor 4 dependent signalling during clinical sepsis.
Irene Harmsen, PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Andres Lozano
Research Area: Improving the Quality of Life of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease using Deep Brain Stimulation and Magnetoencephalography.
Farshad Nassiri, PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Gelareh Zadeh
Research Area:Establishing the oncogenomic landscape of clinically aggressive meningiomas.