The McCaig Institute has a thriving group of trainees within a variety of faculties, including the Cumming School of Medicine, the Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculty of Kinesiology. Our trainees are extremely successful and include Vanier Scholars, Eyes High Scholars and Banting Fellows.
As a PhD student in Steven Boyd’s lab, Danielle studies how bone microarchitecture can predict who is likely to get a hip fracture.
For his master’s project, Colin studied the impact of minimalist footwear and stride length on metatarsal (foot bone) stress fractures in runners.
As a PhD student in Walter Herzog’s lab, Baaba studies biological and mechanical changes in cartilage cells.
Lindsay is conducting research on the biomechanics of neck manipulation using human cadaveric specimens.
Suman is developing bioprocesses for reprogramming human skin cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in a bioreactor for treating degenerative disease.
Research is pointing to stem cells being beneficial via active molecules that they secrete inside the body. Jolene’s research looks at exploiting this fact.
Alumni feature: Leili Rohani
Leili Rohani, a former post-doctoral fellow, was a part of a team of researchers that developed a way to make large quantities of pluripotent stem cells using bioreactors.