People / Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Ms. Gayathri Ananthkrishnan

Project: PhD, 2015-2019

Research focus: Study the effects of androgen on intestinal and hepatic lipid metabolism.

Supervisor: Dr. Donna Vine

What I like to do outside of the lab: Travel, watch documentaries relating to astronomy/astrophysics, painting and listening to music.

Email: ananthak@ualberta.ca

Mr. Vijay Singh

Project: PhD, 2015-2019

Research focus: Effect of trans-fatty acids in a swine model and the effect on gut microbiota.

Supervisor: Dr. Spencer Proctor

What I like to do outside of the lab: I enjoy watching movies, reading the news, going to the gym and swimming.

Email: vpsingh@ualberta.ca

Mr. JP Kennelly

Project: PhD, 2015-2017

Research focus: The role of CTα in intestinal lipid metabolism.

Supervisor: Dr. Rene Jacobs

What I like to do outside of the lab: I enjoy both playing and watching sports.

Email: Jkennell@ualberta.ca

Ms. Yumna Zea

Project: MSc, 2014-2016

Research focus: Role of dietary choline in the development of atherosclerosis

Supervisor: Dr. Rene Jacobs

What I like to do outside of the lab: I love walking in parks, going to museums, art galleries and visiting interesting places.

Email: yzia@ualberta.ca

Ms. M. Fontaine

Project: MSc, 2015-2017

Research focus: Determining a mechanism for the novel finding that low birth weight results in increased lymph production and intestinal secretion/absorption irrespective of insulin action in a large animal swine model.

Supervisor: Dr. Spencer Proctor

What I like to do outside of the lab: I enjoy hiking, camping and music festivals in the summer and skiing and ice skating in the winter.

Email: mfontain@ualberta.ca

Jacqueline

Project: PhD, 2015-2017

Research focus: The Impact of Novel Gene Variants in PCSK9 on Remnant Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

What I like to do outside of the lab: Watching movies, hiking, drinking coffee, hanging out with friends, and drawing.


Ms. Sereana Wan

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Project: PhD, 2015-2020

Research Focus: PEMT and Diet-induced obesity

What I like to do outside of the lab:  Snowboarding, hiking, running, playing piano

Supervisor:
Dr. Rene Jacobs

Email: ymwan@ualberta.ca

Ms. Paulina Aldana

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Project:  PhD; 2016-2020

Research Focus:  Betaine and Atherosclerosis

Supervisor:  Dr. Rene Jacobs

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I love to spend time with my amazing daughter and husband,  playing, dancing, reading and watching movies with them. I enjoy traveling to new places and its gastronomy.

Email:
 paldana@ualberta.ca