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Yanmin Zhang, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

The effect of hemodialysis on T cell immunomodulation during sepsis.

Sepsis survivors often experience long-term negative effects and have greater risk of long-term mortality. There is increasing recognition that a state of impaired immunity (late immunosuppressive stage) follows the initial hyperinflammatory phase of sepsis. The focus is to further develop a preclinical in-vivo hemodialysis research model that allows us to directly assess the effects of the dialysis procedure on microcirculatory function during sepsis and how this affects T-cell immunity often seen following a severe inflammatory response.


Jarrin Penny, RN

PhD Candidate

Improving the tolerability of HD through novel intervention and monitoring technologies

Kidney Foundation of Canada Allied Heath Doctoral Fellowship (2020)

Baxter Healthcare Young Investigator (2020)

Satellite Healthcare Applied Pragmatic Clinical Research Collaborative (2016)

Amgen Novice Investigator Award (2016)


Lisa Hur, MSc

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Microcirculatory dysfunction as a target for optimizing hemodialysis patient-care

  • Cardiac, Computed Tomography, Echocardiography, Arrhythmia, Intravital microscopy, Syndecan-1

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Janice Gomes, BSc

HBSc, Post-Doctoral Researcher

Development of an Extracellular Vesicle-based biomarker of hemodialysis induced vascular injury

  • Developing a standard operating procedure for Extracellular Vesicle(EV) enumeration with nanoscale Flow Cytometry

  • Utilizing in vitro, in vivo, and observational/interventional clinical studies to understand whether EVs can be used as an indicator of hemodialysis induced microcirculatory stress

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (2020-2021)
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (2019-2020)
Dr. Cameron Wallace Graduate Student Award in Pathology (2019)



Dr. Frederick Winnett Luney Graduate Scholarship 

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