Investigator

Ayesha Saleem

PhD

  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Molecular Physiology

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Current Positions

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (FKRM)

Investigator, The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Research Affiliate, Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

Education

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Pediatrics), McMaster University
Ph.D. (Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology), York University
M.Sc. (Kinesiology), York University
B.Sc. Honours (Kinesiology & Health Science), York University

Research Focus

The main focus of my research program is to decipher the extracellular signaling as mediated through extracellular vesicles, that regulates the interplay between host tissue and imposed challenges. These challenges can be physiological (exercise, age), metabolic (cancer, obesity), environmental (smoke, pollutants) or developmental (prenatal).

Research Interests

The main focus of my research program is to decipher the extracellular signaling that is mediated through extracellular vesicles in our bodies and its effect on mitochondrial biogenesis and function. We believe this signaling regulates the interplay between the host tissue and imposed challenges. These challenges can be physiological (exercise, age), metabolic (cancer, obesity), or developmental (breast milk, prenatal).