2019 Research Manitoba Grant & Award Recipients

Each year, Research Manitoba along with its partners, support highly qualified Master’s trainees in health, the social sciences and humanities, and the natural sciences and engineering, to help them prepare for careers as independent researchers in industry or within Manitoba’s research enterprise.

This year, it was an excellent achievement for the CHRIM Trainee Students and New Investigators who were recognized for the tremendous science being done here at the Institute that will impact child health in Manitoba and across the world for years to come.

Here is a list of all the Grant and Award recipients who are funded in partnership with CHRIM. The full list can be found here.

Special Thanks

to the Children’s Hospital Foundation for their ongoing support of our Trainee Program. This work could not be done without your valued support.

Master’s Studentship Competition

Samantha Salmon

Project: Topologies of child maltreatment and peer bullying victimization and their associations with adolescent substance use; a latent class analysis. Under the supervision of Dr. Tracie Afifi

Chelsea Day

Project: Treating Pulmonary Hypertension in miR-200b Deficient Lungs Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.
Under the supervision of Dr. Richard Keijzer

Mateusz Tomczyk

Project: Cardiac SIRT3 Attenuates Doxorubicin Induced Cardiac Dysfunction. Under the supervision of Dr. Vernon Dolinsky

Dr. Kazem Nejati Koshki

Project: Investigating the Therapeutic Application of Metformin for Rett Syndrome. Under the supervision of Dr. Mojgan Rastegan

Leo McKay

Project: Oxytocin Deficiency Results in Maternal Care Deficits in a Mouse Model of FASD. Under the supervision of Dr. Geoffrey Hicks

PhD Competition

Md Mahamud ur Rashid

Project: Role of Fibronectin-interacting cellular proteins in Influenza A virus infection in human lung cells. Under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Coombs

Vivianne Cruz de Jesus

Project: Role of taste genetics, sex, and oral microbiome in early childhood caries. Under the supervision of Dr. Prashen Chelikani

Shreya Dhume

Project: Molecular mechanisms of lamina specific synapse development, plasticity and cognition Under the supervision of Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui

Brenda Peters-Watral

Project: An interpretive description of moral distress in oncology nursing. Under the supervision of Dr. Roberta Woodgate

Anthony Altieri

Project: Interplay of Cytokine IL-17 and Cationic Host Defense Peptide LL-37 in Airway Inflammation Under the supervision of Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee

Jigneshkumar Vaghasiya

Project: The Role of Prenyltransferases and Protein Lipidation in Asthma Pathophysiology. Under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Halayko

Titus Olukitibi

Project: Development and Characterization of a Novel DC-Targeting Vaccine Approach against Influenza Virus. Under the supervision of
Dr. Xiaojian Yao

Matthew Martens

Project: Determining the Protective Role of Prostaglandin Signaling in the Hypoxia-Exposed Neonatal Heart and its Interaction with Bnip3. Under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Gordon

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition

Dr. Wai Hei Tse

Project: Understanding mechanisms of transplacental nanoparticle transfer as a novel fetal therapy option during pregnancy. Under the supervision of Dr. Richard Keijzer

Dr. Anjali Yadav

Project: How Does Hypoxia Inhibit Adenylyl Cyclase Activity in the Hypertensive Pulmonary Artery? Investigating the Role of Cysteine Nitrosylation. Under the supervision of Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti

Dr. Taiana Martins

Project: Role of extracellular vesicles in mediating health adaptations Under the supervision of Dr. Ayesha Saleem

New Investigator Competition

Dr. Lauren Kelly

Dr. Ayesha Saleem

Dr. Deepak Louis