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Trainee of the Month, Upcoming Events, Trainee Accomplishments, Trainee Profiles, Student Resources

Welcome to BReaTH (The Biology of Breathing Research Trainee’s Hub). Biology of Breathing (BoB) offers a multidisciplinary and interactive training environment for basic and clinical science post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate summer students.

Trainee’s of the Month

Name/Position: Neilloy Roy (MSc Student)

PI: Dr. Adrian West

Where are you from? Winnipeg MB. Born and raised.

What was your training before coming to your lab? B.Sc (Biochemistry)

What is your research focused on? Airway epithelial barrier function.

What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? Martial arts and running.

What is your long term plan? Continue in the medical sciences.

What is something on your bucket list? Travelling abroad.

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? Patrick Stewart

 

 

Name/Position: Shana Kahnamoui Zadeh (MSc Student)

PI: Dr. Richard Keijzer

Where are you from? Iran

What was your training before coming to your lab? Cellular and Molecular Biology (Undergraduate)

What is your research focused on? Identifying miR-200b targets in normal and hypoplastic lungs due to Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia.

What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? Volunteer works as a part of the University of Manitoba Students Association, taking risk and learning new thing, doing sport (Soccer, volleyball, dancing, …).

What is your long-term plan? Find a job after my graduation and then finding PHD position, but I need to search a lot and find the exact project that I am interested in.

What is something on your bucket list? I will think about it… :/

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? Anousheh Ansari, First female private space explorer (From my country)

How do we get in contact with you?

 

Upcoming Events:

FRIDAY
APRIL 7

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Communication Workshop Part 1 with Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti

FRIDAY
APRIL 14

NO BREATH TALK – Good Friday

FRIDAY
APRIL 21

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Communication Workshop Part 2 with Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti

FRIDAY
APRIL 28

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Communication Session

TBA

FRIDAY
MAY 5

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

ATS Practice Session

FRIDAY
MAY 12

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

ATS Practice Session

FRIDAY
MAY 19

NO BREATH TALK – ATS in Washington DC

FRIDAY
MAY 26

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Anurag Sikarwar – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY
JUNE 2

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Dr. Richard Keijzer – PI Talk

FRIDAY
JUNE 9

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Anthony Altieri – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY
JUNE 16

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Chris Pascoe – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY
JUNE 23

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Gurankit Sokhal – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY
JUNE 30

12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Dr. Jason Kindrachuck – PI Talk

 

Recent Trainee Accomplishments

January 2017

Aruni Jha: Canadian Respiratory Research Network, Oral Presentation, Ottawa

Chris Pascoe: Canadian Respiratory Research Network, Lightning Round Presentation, Ottawa

Hadeesha Piyadasa: Canadian Respiratory Research Network, Lightning Round Presentation, Ottawa

Hesam Movassagh: Chemorepellent Semaphorin 3E Negatively Regulates Neutrophil Migration In Vitro and In Vivo. The Journal of Immunology 

Thomas Mahood: Canadian Respiratory Research Network, Lightning Round Presentation, Ottawa

December 2016

Naghmeh Khoshgoo: Edwin Kroeger Award for Excellence in Cellular Physiology

Aruni Jha: Newman Stephens Award for Excellence in Respiratory or Molecular Physiology

Aruni Jha: Department of Phyisology and Pathophysiology Edge of Science Presentation

October 2016

Thomas Mahood: 12th Annual Child Health Research Day, Graduate Student (PhD) Poster Competition “Gold Award”

Trainee Profiles

Your Current BReaTH Team 

Dr. Chris D Pascoe, PhD, BSc

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Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Project: “Role of oxidized phospholipids in the pathophysiology of asthma”

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Halayko

Email: cpascoe@chrim.ca

Current Chair of BReaTH

Thomas H Mahood, MSc, BSc

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Position: PhD Student

Project: “The Role of Protein Prenylation in Asthma and COPD”

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Halayko

Email: ummahoot@myumanitoba.ca

Executive Member of BReaTH

Neilloy Roy, BSc

 

Position: MSc Student

Project: “Mechanobiology regulation of airway epithelial barrier function”

Supervisor: Dr. Adrian West

Email: umroy52@myumanitoba.ca

   
   

Current BReaTH Members

Naghmeh Khoshgoo

 
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Position: PhD Student

Project: “Role of Microrna-200b in Normal and Abnormal Lung Development Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Keijzer

Email: NKhoshgoo@chrim.ca

Past Chair of BReaTH

Hadeesha Piyadasa

 
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Position: PhD Student

Project: “TBD”

Supervisor: Neeloffer Mookherjee

Email: hadeesha.piyadasa@umanitoba.ca

 

Aruni Jha, MPharm, BPharm

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Position: PhD Candidate

Project: “Effect of Simvastatin on Airway Inflammation and Hyperresponsiveness”

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Halayko

Email: AJha@chrim.ca

Past Head of BReaTH

 Prasson Agarwal, PhD

 Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Project: “Methylome of Infant Diabetes”

Supervisor: Dr. Vern Dolinsky

Email: pagarwal@chrim.ca

Anurag Singh Sikarwar, PhD, MVSc, BVSc & A.H. (Eq. DVM)

 Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Project: “Enhanced Expression of GPCRs in Autoimmune Diagnotics”

Supervisor: Dr. Prashan Chelikani

Email: umsikarw@myumanitoba.ca

 

For more information contact the BReaTH team breath@chrim.ca

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