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Projects

Integrating neurotransmitter receptors and multi-modal brain imaging to improve treatment selection in Parkinson’s disease


Mr. Ahmed Khan
McGill University
Funded in Partnership with Québec Parkinson Network
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Complications

Details coming soon

Mitochondrial dysfunction and vulnerability to oxidative stress in induced dopaminergic neurons derived from idiopathic Parkinson’s disease patients


Ms. Emilie Legault
University of Montreal
Funded in Partnership with Fonds de Recherche du Québec -Santé
Graduate Student Award
$10,000 over 2 years
Causes

Details coming soon

Addressing Missing Heritability in Synucleinopathies using Bioinformatic Approaches


Mr. Eric Yu
McGill University
Funded in Partnership with Québec Parkinson Network
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Causes

Details coming soon

The effects of exercise modality on sleep quality and architecture in people with Parkinson’s Disease


Mr. Jacopo Cristini
McGill University
Funded in Partnership with Québec Parkinson Network
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Treatment of Parkinson's

Details coming soon

The power of social connection


Esztella Vezer
PhD Student, Ryerson University-Yeate's School of Graduate Studies
Funded in Partnership with Parkinson Society of British Columbia
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Quality of Life

People with severe symptoms from Parkinson’s may experience a high quality of life. At Toronto’s Ryerson University-Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Esztella Vezer, a PhD student, investigates whether social participation and social support affect the way people with severe Parkinson’s perceive their quality of life. Using questionnaires, Vezer will ask people to recount their social activities, describe their supports, and rank their quality of life. Her findings could inform the design of future programs and supports.

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Eye tracking as a source of behavioural biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease


Heidi Riek
Queens University
Funded in Partnership with Parkinson Society of British Columbia
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Biomarkers

Details coming soon

Exploring the efficacy of the Effortful Swallow maneuver for improving swallowing safety and efficiency in people with Parkinson Disease


Ms. Pooja Gandhi (Enhancing Wellness)
University Health Network
Funded in Partnership with Parkinson Society of British Columbia
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Treatment of Parkinson's

Details coming soon

Sequencing the entire genome of REM sleep behavior and progression to neurodegenerative diseases


Mr. Prabhjyot Saini
McGill University
Funded in Partnership with Québec Parkinson Network
Graduate Student Award
$10,000 over 2 years
Causes

Details coming soon

Integrating gene expression and multimodal brain imaging for identifying and comparing therapeutic needs in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases


Mr. Quadri Adewale
McGill University
Funded in Partnership with Fonds de Recherche du Québec- Santé
Graduate Student Award
$10,000 over 2 years
Biomarkers

Details coming soon

Longitudinal changes in the neurovascular response in a rat model of L-DOPA induced Dyskinesia


Mr. Sam Booth
University of Manitoba
Graduate Student Award
$20,000 over 2 years
Complications

Details coming soon