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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 of the Month

Name/Position: Anjali Bhagirath, PhD (candidate)

PI: Kangmin Duan

Where are you from? India, Mumbai

How did you get here? Ie. What was your training before coming to your Lab.: Dentist, consultant, Instructor (Periodontology)

What is your research focused on? Bacterial signaling

What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? Sewing, knitting, sketching, travelling

What is your long term plan? To become a clinician scientist

What is something on your bucket list? Travel to Europe

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? Dr. Stephen Cohen

 

Name/Position: Thomas Mahood, PhD (Student)

PI: Dr. Andrew Halayko

Where are you from? I grew up in Brandon, Manitoba

How did you get here? I did my BSc in Zoology at Brandon University. I then came to the University of Manitoba for my MSc in Biological Sciences doing work on mosquito immune responses to bacterial and WNV infection. After graduating, I worked for multiple groups at CHRIM (both BOB and DREAM) as a lab technician for a couple of years before starting my PhD with Dr. Andrew Halayko

What is your research focused on? Identifying the role of protein prenylation (a protein post-translational modification) in the context of both asthma and COPD.

What are hobbies/interests away from the lab? Photography, running, rock climbing, tennis and racquetball.

What is your long term plan? I’m currently divided between becoming either an independent researcher or working in “Industry”.

What is something on your bucket list? Travel to the Netherlands

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be? David Suzuki

 

 

Upcoming Events:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Hadeesha Piyadasa – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Appalraju Jaggupilli – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Anjali Bhagirath – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Dr. Andrew Halayko – PI Talk

FRIDAY, MARCH 3
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Deepti Somyajula – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY, MARCH 10
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Thomas Mahood – Trainee Talk

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Stats Workshop/Info Session Part 1 – Tentative

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Stats Workshop/Info Session Part 2 – Tentative

FRIDAY, MARCH 31
12:00-1:00pm
Room 500 JBRC
Dr. Neeloffer Mookerjee – 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

Executive Member of BReaTH

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

 Prasson Agarwal, PhD

 Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Project: “Methylome of Infant Diabetes”

Supervisor: Dr. Vern Dolinsky

Email: pagarwal@chrim.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

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

Student Resources

Grants, Awards, Travel

Grants and Awards Guide 2017

Travel Grant Checklist

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