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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.

Students of the Month

Name/Position: Sanjana Syeda, Masters Student

PI: Adrian West & Joe Gordon

Where are you from? I am from Toronto.

What was your training before coming to your lab? I did not have a lot of research experience before joining my lab. Most of my lab and research training is from the courses I took during my undergrad. I did do a summer field research internship in an Ecology and Evolutionary biology lab.

What is your research focused on? I am still in the process of developing my project. Currently I am studying the differences between Human pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells grown in 2D and 3D culture. 

What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? I love cooking and baking, trying out new restaurants. I also love going out for a hike, or swimming, or camping. I love dancing and learning about different dance styles. And I also enjoy a quiet night in reading novels.

What is your long-term plan? I am leaning towards a career in medicine while also doing research.

What is something on your bucket list? I want to travel to as many places as I possibly can! Next in my list: visit Banff and explore BC!

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? Harry Potter or Lord Voldemort! Imagine a dinner with the Boy-who-lived or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!! (Biggest Potterhead in the world)

 Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjana-syeda/

 

Name/Position: Andrew (Wai Hei) Tse (Post-doctoral fellow)

PI: Richard Keijzer

Where are you from? Markham, Ontario

What was your training before coming to your lab? Majored in medical biophysics but was trained in biomedical and chemical engineering. I also have experience in analytical chemistry.

What is your research focused on? My research emphasizes theranostic applications of protein-nanoparticle interactions for target delivery.

What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? Cooking, martial arts, and exploring new cuisines.

What is your long term plan? Develop clinically relevant nanoparticle technologies for disease management.

What is something on your bucket list? Trying fugu (pufferfish) sashimi

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? Chef Masaharu Morimoto

 Linkedin profile: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/andrew-wai-hei-tse-5118563a

 

2017 Calendar of events
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

3-Minute Thesis Finals
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Neilloy Roy – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Anurag Sikarwar – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Dr. Adrian West – PI Talk
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 NO BREATH TALK – CHRIM RESEARCH DAYS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Lojine Ayoub – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Javad Alizadeh – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine – PI Talk

(CRISPR)

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3 12:00-1:00pm

Room 501E

Yujiao Xing – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

Sanjana Syeda – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

TBD (New Students) – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

TBD – PI Talk
FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

TBD (New Students) – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

TBD (New Students) – Trainee Talk
FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 12:00-1:00pm

Room 500

TBD

 

 

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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