People / Research Associates

Research Associates

Dr. Rabban Mangat

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Project: August 2016 - Current

Research focus: Research on the mechanisms that accumulate apoB48-remnant lipoproteins in arterial tissue by proteoglycans during atherogenesis and insulin-resistance.

Supervisor: Dr. Spencer Proctor

What I like to do outside the lab: Watching movies, cooking new recipes and shopping.

Work Telephone: (780) 492-1563

Email: rabban.mangat@ualberta.ca



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Dr. Abdoulaye Diane

Project: Research Associate, Nov. 2012 - 2013 & June 2014 - April 2017

Research Focus:

2014-2016:

Use of pre-clinical swine models (the Landrace and Ossabaw Strains) to validate the cardioprotective effects of ruminant trans fats during diabetes.

2012-2013:

1. Study the role of the hypothalamic orexigenic neuropeptide Y (NPY) and anorexigenic neuropeptide pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) pathways in the alteration of energy balance during obesity.

2. Test the adaptive hypothesis that an obese-prone genotype confers a fitness advantage when animals are challenged with food restriction and food-related locomotion (activity anorexia), and also try to provide the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying this connection.3. Test how specific nutrients modulate these neuropeptides.

Supervisor: Dr. Spencer Proctor

Work Telephone: (780) 492-1563

Email: abdoulay@ualberta.ca