Meet Our Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Meet a few Faculty of Medicine’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and learn more about our many Graduate Programs, Departments, Centres, Institutes, and affiliated hospital sites.


Population and Public Health
Meet Celestin Hategeka, a PhD student in Population and Public Health. Celestin’s research evaluates the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation fidelity of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention (ETAT+) utilized in Rwanda to improve the quality of hospital care for newborns and children. Read More >


MD/PhD Program
Meet Andrea Jones, an MD/PhD graduate student and a member of the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute (BCMHARI). Andrea is identifying life course factors and ongoing behaviours that contribute to improved mental health trajectories for people from a marginalized population. Read More >


Experimental Medicine
Meet Takuro Ishikawa, a PhD student in Experimental Medicine who researchers the development of novel approaches in communicating risk about road safety, particularly the misconceptions around seatbelts and booster seats. Read More >


Cell and Developmental Biology
Meet Michelle Kwon, a PhD student in Cell and Developmental Biology and a Diabetes Research Group member who is studying the metabolic processes that regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Read More >


Rehabilitation Sciences
Meet Laura Yvonne Bulk, a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program. Laura is a key collaborator in the Public Scholars Initiative “Being Blind,” which works towards exposing and correcting common misperceptions that lead to the marginalization of Blind Canadians. Read More >


Neuroscience
Meet Aarthi Gobinath, a PhD student in Neuroscience who is investigating how different types of maternal antidepressant exposure affect the neurobiology of mothers and their male and female offspring in adulthood. Read More >


Neurology
Meet Dr. Brianne Kent, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Neurology who is researching from the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Brianne is focused on developing innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Read More >


Psychiatry
Meet Dr. Nicholas Weilinger, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry working in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Nicholas is investigating a novel target for cerebral edema during stroke. Read More >


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Meet Jack Calder, a MSc student in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate Program who is researching a novel therapeutic strategy in lung cancer. Read More >


School of Population and Public Health
Meet Dr. Travis Salway, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Population and Public Health who is researching mental health services needs of gay, lesbian, and bisexual Canadians in sexual health clinics, and how these needs can be supported. Read More >