Vascular Network Scholars

CVN Scholars are conducting research on a broad range of topics related to vascular health, from vascular aging processes and their relation to cognitive decline to the investigation and inventory of models of care and practitioner guideline use for acute and chronic vascular related conditions in Canada.

2016-2018 Vascular Network Scholars

Explore the 2016-2018 funded projects using the links below:

“Altered mitochondrial motility in pulmonary arterial hypertension: Targeting Miros to develop new PAH therapies”
Danchen Wu, Queen’s University

“Identifying components of the mitochondrial electron transport chain as potential therapeutic targets for pulmonary hypertension”
Kimberly Dunham-Snary, Queen’s University

Investigation into the influence of platelet activation on circulating levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in patients with peripheral artery disease, a potential biomarker for vascular cognitive impairment”
Rahma Boulahya, Montreal Heart Institute

“Role of genetic mutations and female sex hormones in susceptibility to severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in a “hyper-responsive” strain of Sprague- Dawley rats”
Ketul Chaudhary, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

“Novel Biomarkers of Small Vessel Disease and Cognitive Impairment in End-Stage Renal Disease”
Rathnakumar Kumaragurubaran, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute

“Comparative benefits of simvastatin and exercise on cognitive and cerebrovascular impairments induced by high cholesterol in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF) mice”
Lianne Trigiani, Montreal Neurological Institute

“Effects of Childhood-onset versus Adult-onset Obesity on Adipose Tissue Characteristics and Cardiovascular Disease Risk”
Vi Dam, Concordia University