Graduates Students

The KCRU mentors numerous graduate students (both at the MSc and PhD level).
  • Jarrin Penny, RN, PhD Candidate
    Improving the tolerability of HD through novel intervention and monitoring technologies

    Kidney Foundation of Canada Allied Heath Doctoral Fellowship (2020) Baxter Healthcare
    Young Investigator (2020)
    Satellite Healthcare Applied Pragmatic Clinical Research Collaborative (2016)
    Amgen Novice Investigator Award (2016)

  • Fabio Salerno, MD, PhD Candidate
    Application of Quantitative Medical Imaging to Kidney Failure and Kidney Replacement Therapy

    • Application of multiple medical imaging techniques to several aspects associated with kidney failure requiring dialysis
    • Magnetic resonance imaging to measure tissue sodium deposits
    • investigation of lung disease with inhaled hyperpolarized xenon-129 magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography in patients with kidney failure on hemodialysis

    Dean's Research Scholarship 2020

  • Lisa Hur, MSc, PhD Candidate
    Microcirculatory dysfunction as a target for optimizing hemodialysis patient-care.

    • Cardiac, Computed Tomography, Echocardiography, Arrhythmia, Intravital microscopy, Syndecan-1

  • Janice Gomes, PhD Candidate
    Development of an Extracellular Vesicle-based biomarker of hemodialysis induced vascular injury
    • Developing a standard operating procedure for Extracellular Vesicle(EV) enumeration with nanoscale Flow Cytometry
    • Utilizing in vitro, in vivo, and observational/interventional clinical studies to understand whether EVs can be used as an indicator of hemodialysis induced microcirculatory stress

    Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (2020-2021)
    Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (2019-2020)
    Dr. Cameron Wallace Graduate Student Award in Pathology (2019)

  • Taylor Marcus, MSc Candidate
    Sodium Assessment of the Cardiac Tissue Using Sodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    • Cardiac Sodium MRI

  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship

Previous Graduate Students

  • Marat Slessarev, PhD, MD
  • Raanan Marants, PhD
  • Jen Chen, MSc
  • Elena Qirjazi, MSc