Former Undergraduates

Xiaoying (Eden) Wu






Project:  Summer Student 2021

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.


Gala Araujo






Project:  Summer Student 2021 (MSc at the MCVD Lab Fall 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.


Hope Kurylo






Project:  NSERC Scholarship Award - May 1, 2017 - 2018

Research Focus:  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Supervisor:  Dr. Donna Vine

What I like to do when I'm not in the lab:  Outside of the lab I enjoy creating delicious food, especially baked goods. I also love to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, spend time with my niece, explore the river valley, read novels, and visit the art gallery.


Maria Kupreeva






Project: Summer Student, 2012

Research focus: General laboratory work with a focus on lipid detection in plasma and lymph.

Supervisor: Dr. Donna Vine

What I like to do outside of the lab: I like spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy cooking, travelling, running and yoga.

Chitra Bakshi






Project: Summer Student 2012

Research Focus: The role of creatine supplementation, and other analogs like creatinine on the triglyceride, protein and phospholipid acculumation in the rat hepatocytes, McArdles under the presence of fatty acids.

Supervisor: Dr. Rene Jacobs abd Dr. Robin da Silva

What I like to do outside of the lab: I enjoy spending time (biking, hiking, tracking) at the Wm. Hawrelak Park, with family and friends. I also enjoy reading poetry collections of Michael Ondaatje, and fictional works of Abraham Verghese. I involve myself weekly at the University of Alberta Hospital, as a Literary Artist, and I volunteer with the Special Olympics Edmonton in training intellectually disabled athletes for the Canada and Provincial Games in the sport of speed skating.