Featured Trainees

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.

Featured Trainees

Danielle Whittier

Danielle Whittier

As a PhD student in Steven Boyd’s lab, Danielle studies how bone microarchitecture can predict who is likely to get a hip fracture.

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ColinFirminger

Colin Firminger

For his master’s project, Colin studied the impact of minimalist footwear and stride length on metatarsal (foot bone) stress fractures in runners.

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Baaba Otoo

Baaba Otoo

As a PhD student in Walter Herzog’s lab, Baaba studies biological and mechanical changes in cartilage cells. 

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LindsayGorrell

Lindsay Gorrell

Lindsay is conducting research on the biomechanics of neck manipulation using human cadaveric specimens.

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SumanNath

Suman Nath

Suman is developing bioprocesses for reprogramming human skin cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in a bioreactor for treating degenerative disease.

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JolenePhelps

Jolene Phelps

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.

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