Graduate Students

Xiaoying (Eden) Wu

Project:  MSc, 2021-2023

Research Focus:  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Heart Health Study

Supervisor:  Dr. Donna Vine

What I like to do outside of the lab?  I like dancing with friends, going to the gym and taking my dog to the dog park.

Email:  xewu@ualberta.ca

Gala Araujo

Project: MSc, 2021-2023

Research Focus: Study(ing) arterial lipoprotein interactions with an anti-glycosaminoglycan antibody in diet-induced insulin resistant animal models as an atherosclerotic biomarker.

Supervisor:  Dr. Spencer Proctor

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I really like watching scary movies and hanging out with my cat Bao.

Email:
garaujo@ualberta.ca

Kholoud Elmihi

Project: PhD, 2020-2024

Research Focus: Ethanolamine metabolism and liver disease

Supervisor:  Dr. Rene Jacobs

What I like to do outside of the lab?: My interests outside the lab: going to the gym,  watching movies, reading, cooking, shopping and visiting parks.

Email:
elmihi@ualberta.ca

Olivia Weaver

Project:  MSc, 2020-2022

Research Focus: Association of cardiovascular disease risk and type 2 diabetes in the Alberta's Tomorrow Project

Supervisor:  Dr. Spencer Proctor & Dr. Dean Eurich

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I enjoy travelling, swimming and other water sports, and reading.

Email:
oweaver@ualberta.ca

 

Yongbo She

Project:  PhD, 2019-2022

Research Focus: Interactions between dairy, lipids and immunology in the context of obesity and insulin resistance

Supervisor:  Dr. Spencer Proctor, Dr. Caroline Richard

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I enjoy cooking, hiking, fishing and studying aviation (my dream is to be a pilot).

Email:
 yongbo2@ualberta.ca

Jessy Azarcoya-Barrera

Project:  PhD, 2018-2022

Research Focus: Choline nutrition and immune function.

Supervisor:  Dr. Rene Jacobs & Dr. Caroline Richard

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I enjoy watching and playing sports. I love to go out for a bike and take some shots with my camera and I also enjoy spending some time in my Fantasy Premier League team and playing video games.

Email:
azarcoya@ualberta.ca

Kun Wang

Project:  MSc, 2020-2022

Research Focus:  Intestinal lipid absorption and muscle steatosis in a swine model with early insulin resistance

Supervisor:  Dr. Spencer Proctor & Dr. Caroline Richard

What I like to do outside of the lab?:  I enjoy playing music (guitar and keyboard) and learning music theory.

Email:
kun6@ualberta.ca

 

Stephanie Carlin

Project:  PhD, 2017-2021

Research Focus: Intestinal PC synthesis and lipid metabolism.

Supervisor:  Dr. Rene Jacobs

What I like to do outside of the lab?: What I like doing outside of the lab: I enjoy board games, snowboarding, sewing and taking afternoon naps.

Email: carlin@ualberta.ca

Kelly Picard

Project:  MSc, 2019-2021

Research Focus: The impact of diet quality and food processing on clinical outcomes for patients living with chronic kidney disease.

Supervisor:  Dr. Caroline Richard

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I love spending time bike riding, skiing and cooking with my two boys and husband.  I also enjoy reading and playing piano.

Email:
  paldana@ualberta.ca

Lourdes Ramirez Fuentes

Project:  MSc, 2019-2021

Research Focus: Development and characterization of peptides with antidiabetic activities from oat protein.

Supervisor:Dr. Lingyun Chen and Dr. Caroline Richards

What I like to do outside of the lab?:  I really enjoy learning new things, reading, watercolor painting,  meditating, baking, journaling, and playing basketball.

Email:
ramirezf@ualberta.ca

 

Jenneffer Rayane Braga Tibaes

Project:  PhD, 2019-Present

Research Focus: Immune function and obesity.

Supervisor:  Dr. Caroline Richard

What I like to do outside of the lab?: I enjoy being in nature, running, and winter activities.

Email:
bragatib@ualberta.ca