Our Researchers

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Dr. Benedict Albensi

Principal Investigator, Synaptic Plasticity and Cellular Memory Dysfunction Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St. Boniface Hospital Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Michelle Alfa

Principal Investigator, Infectious Diseases, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine
Professor, Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Hope Anderson

Principal Investigator, Vascular Biology, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Faculty of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Rakesh Arora

Principal Investigator, Heart Failure Therapy,
St. Boniface Hospital’s Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Associate Professor of Surgery, Anaesthesia & Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Harold Aukema

Principal Investigator, Nutritional Lipidomics, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine
Professor, Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Heather Blewett

Principal Investigator, Human Nutrition and Immunology
Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition and Immunology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Dan Brown

Principal Investigator, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre

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Dr. Michael Czubryt

Principal Investigator, Molecular Pathophysiology Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Naranjan Dhalla

Principal Investigator, Experimental Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Distinguished Professor, Max Rady College of Medicine
Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba
Senior Fellow, Centre for the Advancement of Medicine

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Dr. Sanjiv Dhingra

Principal Investigator, Cardiac Regeneration and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pathophysiology, College of Medicine,
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Ian Dixon

Principal Investigator, Molecular Cardiology,
St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
Professor of Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Todd Duhamel

Principal Investigator, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Paul Fernyhough

Principal Investigator, Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration Lab, Division of Neurodegenerative
Disorders, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba Director,
Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. John Foerster

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
First Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital (served from 1986 to 1999)

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Dr. Randy Fransoo

Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of Research, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

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Dr. Henry Friesen

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
Chair, Research Enterprise Committee, St. Boniface Hospital

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Dr. Gordon Glazner

Principal Investigator, Cellular Neuropathology & Neurodegeneration
Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Randy Guzman

Regional Lead, Section of Vascular Surgery, Winnipeg Regional Heath Authority Service Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery, St. Boniface Hospital Site Medical Manager, Department of Surgery, St. Boniface Hospital, Asper Clinical Research Institute
Head & Professor of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Tom Hack

Director, Psychosocial Oncology & Cancer Nursing Research, I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute, St. Boniface Hospital
Professor, College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Davinder Jassal

Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Imaging, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum

Principal Investigator, Cardiac Gene Biology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology; Director of Research Development & Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Michelle Lobchuk

Principal Investigator,
Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Rizwan Manji

Cardiac Surgeon/Intensivist
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Susan McClement

Principal Investigator, Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing, Research, St. Boniface Hospital, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Research Associate, Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba

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Dr. Michael McIntryre

Research Program Leader, Compassion Project, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre

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Dr. Mandana Modirrousta

Clinician Researcher, Neuromodulation and Neuropsychiatry Lab, St. Boniface Hospital
Assistant Professor, Director, Neuromodulation and Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering Program, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Mohammed Moghadasian

Principal Investigator, Pathology Research Laboratory, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine
Associate Professor, Human Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Arnold Naimark

Professor, Physiology and Medicine, University of Manitoba
Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Former President, University of Manitoba
Director, Centre for the Advancement of Medicine, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Thomas Netticadan

Principal Investigator, Heart Failure Research
Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Adjunct Professor of Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Grant Pierce

Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital
Professor of Physiology and Pharmacy, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Bram Ramjiawan

Director of Research for the Asper Clinical Research Institute
Director of Research Innovation and Regulatory Affairs, St. Boniface Hospital
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Amir Ravandi

Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Lipidomics, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Staff Interventional Cardiologist, St. Boniface Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology and Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Delfin Rodriguez Leyva

Principal Investigator, Translational Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology,
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba

Professor of Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, “Mariana Grajales C” University of Medicine, Holguin, Cuba

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Dr. Annette Schultz

Principal Investigator, Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research, St. Boniface Hospital
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Pawan Singal

Principal Investigator, Cell Pathophysiology
Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Chris Siow

Principal Investigator, Innovative Therapy Research
Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Adjunct Professor of Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Carla Taylor

Principal Investigator, Metabolic Nutrition, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
Professor, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Jeffrey Wigle

Principal Investigator, Vascular Development, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Peter Zahradka

Principal Investigator, Molecular Physiology, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine

Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba

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Dr. Shelley Zieroth

Cardiologist, Director, SBH Heart Failure and Transplant Clinics
Head, Medical Heart Failure Program, WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba

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