2013

Early Career Excellence Award, Faculty of Medicine

2012-2017

Canada Research Chair

2009

Robert Goode New Faculty Award

2009-2014

Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

2009-2012

Boehringer-Ingelheim, Canadian Young Investigator Award

2007-2012

Canada Research Chair

2006-2011

New Investigator Award, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

2004

John Charles Polanyi Prize for Physiology/Medicine

2003-2005

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

2000-2003

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

1999-2000

Strategic Area Development Scholarship, University of Ottawa

1998-1999

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Training

1996-1998

Arthur Minden Fellowship, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Canada)

Brief Biography

Scholarships and Awards

Text Box: Professional Positions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Research Grants

Full Professor, Physiology  

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

July.2016 - Present

Associate Professor, Physiology    

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2011 - 2016

Scientist

Toronto General Research Institute,

University Health Network, Toronto, ON

2007 - Present

Assistant Professor, Physiology    

Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2005 - 2011

Research Associate, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research  

Charles H. Best Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2004 - 2005

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. David MacLennan, Medical Research    

Charles H. Best Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Regulation of SERCA in cardiac and skeletal muscle

2002 - 2004

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Vann Bennett, Cell Biology                          

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Role of ankyrin-B in cardiac Long QT Syndrome

2000 - 2002

Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Dr. Bernard Jasmin, Cell. Mol. Medicine

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Regulation of utrophin expression in skeletal muscle

1996 - 2000

Master of Science (MSc), Dr. Jean-Marc Renaud, Physiology                      

University of Ottawa, Ontario, ON

Regulation of ATP-sensitive K+ channel activity in skeletal muscle

1993 - 1995

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Dr. Norman McDuffie, Physiology                     

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

1989 -1993

Principal Investigator, Research Grant  with Drs Thomas Kislinger and Gordon Keller                       

Sept 1, 2010– August 30, 2015, Canadian Institutes of Health Research      

Title: Modeling cardiovascular development using human stem cells

Principal Investigator, Research Grant  with Dr Thomas Kislinger                                              

July 1, 2012- June 30, 2015, Muscular Dystrophy Association / Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title: Ryanodine receptor function and regulation in skeletal  and cardiac muscle

Principal Investigator, Research Grant                                                     

July 1, 2014- June 30, 2017, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada          

Title: Molecular basis of phospholamban regulation and function in cardiac muscle