Trainee Kudos
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Supervisors are invited to submit kudos items to highlight the accomplishments of trainees at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Please submit a maximum of 75 words to: ricommunications@muhc.mcgill.ca

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Raquel Farías, MD, PhD

After completing a medical degree in Mexico and PhD in pharmacology at McGill University, Dr. Raquel Farías started her postdoctoral fellowship on Dr. Bourbeau’s team. Her current projects focus on the use...

Catherine-Lune Grayson-Courtemanche, PhD

The FRQSC Étudiante-chercheure étoile award in the Fonds Société et culture category was awarded to Catherine-Lune Grayson-Courtemanche in December 2016, a tribute to the remarkable work that began...

Claire Gizowski

Claire Gizowski is investigating how the brain generates circadian rhythms. With complex physiology and optogenetic experiments (sometimes performed at odd hours), she discovered that...

Erin Coyne

Erin Coyne studies the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in obesity and diabetes. She has discovered that gene inactivation of USP19 leads to a...

Tina Boikos and Alessandra Ricciardi

Alessandra Ricciardi and Tina Boikos became friends as undergraduates at McGill University. Spurred by a love of all things microbial, both are completing doctoral degrees: Alessandra in microbiology and immunology and Tina in epidemiology...

Marie-Julie Allard

Congratulations to Marie-Julie Allard, who was featured in a Radio Canada "30 under 30 de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec" (inspirational people under the age of 30)...

Amanda Rossi, PhD

Dr. Amanda Rossi arrived at the RI-MUHC last year as a Canadian Vascular Network Scholar. She is currently leading the Blood Pressure and Vascular Health Around Menopause (BRAVE) study...

Vikram Mehraj, PhD

Focusing on immune activation in HIV infection, Dr. Vikram Mehraj has been highly productive during his two-year fellowship at the RI-MUHC. His research under Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy has...

Sarah Konefal

Sarah Konefal has been investigating how an inflammatory signal from microglia minimizes the synaptic and behavioural changes induced by cocaine in a mouse model of addiction...

Priyanka Sehgal, PhD

Dr. Priyanka Sehgal’s supervisor ranks her among the top five per cent of McGill postdoctoral fellows for intellectual ability, analytical and technical skills, and superior talent in presenting at scientific meetings...

George Kefalas

George Kefalas has been awarded scholarships from Diabète Québec, the FRQS and CIHR to study the interaction between the adaptor protein Nck1 and protein kinase PERK in the pancreatic beta cell...

Esterina D’Asti, PhD

Dr. Esterina D’Asti deserves recognition for her productivity, independence, scientific maturity and exceptional abilities. In 2015 she obtained her doctorate after five years in Dr. Janusz Rak’s laboratory...

Barbara Rivera, PhD

Dr. Barbara Rivera characterized the previously mysterious entity, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNET), in collaboration with Dr. Nada Jabado’s laboratory...

Di Xue

A senior doctoral student from China, Di Xue brings tremendous energy, creativity and humour to her work and is a dynamic presence in the lab. At the RI-MUHC since 2011, she has been working on a novel molecule, Semaphorin 4C, which...

Anouar Hafiane

Anouar Hafiane is a true “super student” according to his supervisor, Dr. Jacques Genest. With an FRQS studentship to pursue his degree in lipoprotein biochemistry, Anouar is investigating the effect of two novel peptides in modulating...

James Renaud

James Renaud is the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup first-place award winner in the Health Sciences Track. This start-up competition gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of world-class professionals.

Guillaume Mullie

Guillaume Mullie is completing his second year of medical school at McGill University. His project, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of screening North American health care workers for tuberculosis, began under the 2015 McGill summer research bursary program...

Karina Gasbarrino

“Karina Gasbarrino is a genuine superstar,” says her supervisor, Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou. With a CIHR studentship to pursue her degree in Experimental Medicine, Karina is investigating the role of adiponectin...

Rebecca Burne

Rebecca Burne will be travelling to Dublin, Ireland, for the most important Pharmacoepi conference in the world: the 32nd annual International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE) 2016.

Laura Labonté

Congratulations to Laura Labonté, the April 2016 winner of the FRQS Étudiante-chercheuse étoile award in the Fonds santé category.

Samaneh Farsijani

Congratulations to Samaneh Farsijani, one of the few winners of the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science poster competition at the Experimental Biology 2016 conference in San Diego. She won the best abstract programmed in...

Marzieh Ghiasi

Marzieh Ghiasi's research on TB infection and control in healthcare trainees took her to South India, where she conducted her field work for a master’s degree in epidemiology supervised by Dr. Madhukar Pai.

Natalia Jaworska, PhD

Since arriving here last spring, Dr. Natalia Jaworska has been “a tornado,” as her supervisor, Dr. Marco Leyton, reports. “She has been wiping clean various inefficient procedures, energizing everyone...

Jeffrey Downey

Jeffrey Downey’s early work has culminated in two publications and a third authorship in PNAS, with his own manuscript currently under revision at Cell Host & Microbe.

Samantha Hajna

Samantha Hajna has successfully defended her PhD thesis, Neighbourhood walkability and pedometer and accelerometer-assessed walking in Canadian adults, in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and...

Yidan Lu, MD

Dr. Yidan Lu has been involved in high-profile research projects in gastroenterology, including an assessment of the dissemination of global guidelines using a national registry and research...