Hosts and Presenters

November 8th, 2021


Moderated by Michael McFaul, Partner, Board Member, National Life Sciences & Health Care Leader, Deloitte

Amy Hsu, PhD, Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute, uOttawa Brain and Mind-Bruyère Research Institute Chair in Primary Health Care in Dementia, Member, uOBMRI

Frank Knoefel, MD, Physician, Bruyère Memory Program, Bruyère Continuing Care, Senior Investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute, Member, uOBMRI

David Rabinowitz, Senior Manager, Monitor Deloitte

Heidi Sveistrup, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and VP, Research and Academic Affairs, Member, uOBMRI

November 9th, 2021


Dar Dowlatshahi, MD, PhD, Stroke Neurologist, the Ottawa Hospital, Professor of Medicine, uOttawa, Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Member, uOBMRI.

Sophia Gocan, Nurse Specialist, Stroke Prevention, Champlain Regional Stroke Network

Diane Lagace, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa, Member, uOBMRI

Ronda Lun, MD, Neurology PGY-4, Co-Chief Resident, Clinical Investigator Program, the Ottawa Hospital

Michel Shamy, MD, MA, FRCPC, Neurologist,  the Ottawa Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, uOttawa, Associate Scientist, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Member, uOBMRI

November 10th, 2021


Moderated by Alex Mackenzie, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Apoptosis Research Centre, CHEO Research Institute, Physician, Division of Endocrinology, CHEO, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine

Tyson Graber, PhD, Associate Scientist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.

Dr. Graber is an expert in cell regulatory mechanisms that determine when and where an RNA is translated into protein; processes that often break-down in the context of cancer or neurodevelopment disorders. His pandemic pivot has led to an alternative path of discovery, developing new methods to track human pathogens and immune correlates through wastewater.

Roger Zemek, MD, Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion, University of Ottawa, Director, Clinical Research Unit, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Member, uOBMRI

Jennifer Phillips, PhD, Scientist, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research at the Royal, Director of Research and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Member, uOBMRI

November 11th, 2021


Jean-Claude Béïque, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa, Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Member, uOBMRI

Jennifer Chandler, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, uOttawa, uOBMRI

André Longtin, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa, Member, uOBMRI

Richard Naud, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa, uOBMRI

Adam Sachs, MD, Director, Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor, uOBMRI, Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Member, uOBMRI

Katalin Tóth, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa, uOBMRI

November 12th, 2021


Introducing the Future Generation of Researchers:

An evening dedicated to highlighting leading uOBMRI trainees and their research initiatives

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are the beating hearts of academic research. They are the ones who do the hard work, learn difficult and deep concepts, solve challenges; all to relentlessly push our knowledge boundaries. Join us for an opportunity to meet and celebrate our Future Generation of Researchers and help us thank and acknowledge those who support them



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