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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.
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
Project: “Role of oxidized phospholipids in the pathophysiology of asthma”
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Halayko
Current Chair of BReaTH
Project: “The Role of Protein Prenylation in Asthma and COPD”
Executive Member of BReaTH
Project: “Mechanobiology regulation of airway epithelial barrier function”
Supervisor: Dr. Adrian West
Project: “Role of Microrna-200b in Normal and Abnormal Lung Development Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Keijzer
Past Chair of BReaTH
Supervisor: Neeloffer Mookherjee
Project: “Effect of Simvastatin on Airway Inflammation and Hyperresponsiveness”
Past Head of BReaTH
Project: “Methylome of Infant Diabetes”
Supervisor: Dr. Vern Dolinsky
Project: “Enhanced Expression of GPCRs in Autoimmune Diagnotics”
Supervisor: Dr. Prashan Chelikani
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