Research Projects

Below is a sample of research projects that you can consider as part of your graduate degree program. Please ensure to review the departmental websites of all potential faculty members by using the supervisor search.

Last namesort descending First name Research Interest Desired start dates: Project areas Financial support options:
Kalia Sunil Skin Cancer, Optics and Photonics, Skin Disorders, Epidemiologyoptics, photobiology, dermatoepidemiology, cancer Any time / year round

Dermatoepidemiology; Examining the epidemiology of skin cancer in the general population and identifying high risk population groups Skin cancer prevention; Using national surveys conducted by Statistics Canada, I have examined skin cancer prevention behaviours practiced by Canadians; Spectoscopy; Using imaging to differentiate skin cancer from benign lesions. Photobiology to study properties... Read More

Some financial support is available
Kamat Vinay Ramnath Global Health and Emerging DiseasesMedical Anthropology, Global Health, Ethnography, India, Outsourcing of Clinical Trials, Tanzania, Malaria, East Africa, Marine Conservation, Dispossession, Extractive Industry, Political Ecology 2018

Politics of marine conservation and natural gas extraction in East Africa; Behavioral Aspects of Tuberculosis and Dengue in India.

Karakochuk Crystal Dawn Nutrition, Global Health and Emerging DiseasesMaternal and child nutrition, Micronutrients (namely iron, folic acid, and zinc), Biochemical markers of iron status, Determinants and causes of anemia, Inherited blood disorders (sickle cell, thalassemia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), International nutrition, Population health 2018
Karczmarek Joanna String theory, Matrix models, Emergent spacetime and gravity, Noncommutative geometry Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kealy David Consciousness, Subjectivity and Personal Identity, Mental Health and Society, Affective and Emotional DevelopmentPsychotherapy, Mental Health, Personality, Emotional functioning Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Keshet Leah Mathematics, Modelization and Simulation, Cell Signaling, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Differential Equationcell polarity, cell migration, developmental and cellular biology, swarming and aggregation, Rho GTPases Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Kiefl Robert Quantum Phenomenacondensed matter physics Any time / year round

Li diffusion in battery electrode materials
point like impurities and polarons in magnetic materials

Some financial support is available
Kizhakkedathu Jayachandran Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices 2017, 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Klein Peter Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), Video and New Media, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Large International Projects, Media and DemocratizationGlobal Journalism, Innovation in Journalism, Documentary Production, Investigative Reporting Any time / year round

Investigative reporting on global supply chains

Some financial support is available
Klinkenberg Brian Geomatics, Biogeography, Bioinformatics, Environmental HealthGeographic Information Science, Environmental Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science Initiatives 2018

Please view my home page for a listing of current projects.

Applicants need to be self-funded
Kobor Michael Epigenetics, Social Epigenetics, Molecular Biology , Chromatin Biology Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Kolind Shannon ImagingMRI, Medical Physics, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord, Brain, Neurological Disease, Myelin Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Konijnendijk Cecil Design and Planning of Space, Landscape and Environmental Organization, Urban and Rural Planning Policiesurban forestry, green infrastructure planning, green space governance, urban ecosystem services, people-nature relationships Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Krishnan Harish ManagementIncentive distortions in supply chains, Contracts and supply chains, Supply chain management, Operations management Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kronstad James Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Genomics and ProteomicsPathogenesis of infectious diseases, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Fungal diseases of plants Any time / year round, 2018, 2019

Characterization of iron uptake and regulatory functions in Cryptococcus neoformans

Analysis of virulence factor export to the cell surface in Cryptococcus neoformans

Characterization of the chloroplast as a target of fungal attack

Analysis of nutrient acquisition during fungal pathogenesis

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kruecken Reiner Elementary Particles, Universe StructureNuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Neutrino Physics 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Structure and Dynamics of Rare Isotopes relevant for the synthesis of the heavy chemical elements in the universe
Detector Technologies for the next generation neutrinoless double beta-decay search experiment nEXO

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kruk Edward Andrew Family and Child Services, Social Determinants of Child and Youth Development, Family, Drug Abusechild and family policy and practice, family mediation, co-parenting after divorce, addiction 2018
Kryworuchko Jennifer Nursing, Interpersonal Communication, Family and Care GiversDecision-making Any time / year round

Critical care nursing, communication with patients and families, patient and family centered care, health decision making

Some financial support is available
Kubota Ryuko Language Rights and Policieslanguage education, multicultural education, culture and language, race and language teaching, language ideologies, critical applied linguistics 2019, 2020

Historical study on meta discourse on language and language learning among Japanese students in China from 1900-1945.

Laffin Christina Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpusespremodern Japanese literature, medieval Japanese history, women's writing, Japanese women's history, travel writing, autobiography, Japanese poetry, literacy, socialization, wet nursing, narratology Any time / year round

Heian and Kamakura-era literature, late Heian and medieval women's history

Some financial support is available
Laher Ismail Cardiovascular Diseasesregulation of small artery tone, mechanisms of pressuce-induced vasomotor responses, exercise, sleep 2018, 2019, 2020
Lakshmanan Laks data management and data cleaning, data warehousing and OLAP, data and text mining, analytics on big graphs and news, social networks and media, recommender systems 2018
Lalji Fawziah Pharmacoepidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccination, Antibiotics and Resistance, Tuberculosis 2018
Lamers Yvonne Nutrition, Nutrients, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Breast Feeding and Infant NutritionNutritional Biochemistry, Micronutrients, Vitamins, Nutritional Biomarker, Pregnancy, Periconceptional folic acid supplementation, Prenatal Supplements, Newborn Screening, Toddler Nutrition, Clinical Chemistry 2018

My enthusiasm for research draws from my interest in the biochemistry and physiology of nutrition-related diseases and in targeted and population-based strategies of chronic disease prevention and optimal health promotion. My research focuses on micronutrients and specifically B-vitamins and their kinetics and functions in human metabolism. B-vitamins are required for normal cell growth and... Read More

Some financial support is available
Lamontagne Andre Quebecois Literature, Literary Theory, Canadian Studies Any time / year round
Lange Philipp Cell Signaling and Cancer, Bioinformatics, Proteomicspediatric cancer, post translational protein modification Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Lansdorp Peter Cellular Division, Cellular Aging, Stem Cells and Organogenesis, Applied Genetics, Complex Trait Genetics, Gene Regulation and Expression, Genetic Diseases, Cellular Degeneration, TelomeresDNA replication, epigenetics and stem cells, Telomeres, genomic instability, aging and cancer, Application of single cell Strand-seq in precision medicine 2018

see webpage:

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Laule Cornelia Imaging, Neurological Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Spinal Cord Diseases, Pathologymagnetic resonance imaging, brain, spinal cord, myelin, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases Any time / year round
Law Michael Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Policies, Global Health and Emerging DiseasesPharmaceutical policy, Program evaluation, Observational studies, Global Health, Health Policy Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Lazrak Ali Finance and Accounting, Economic Phenomena on an Individual or Organizational LevelAsset pricing, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Household portfolio choice 2018

Different research projects in the finance area are available

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Leander Brian Evolutionary morphology, Marine invertebrate zoology, Evolutionary protistology, Species discovery, Phylogenetic biology, Comparative organismal biology, Marine biodiversity Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Leavitt Blair Neurodegenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, AtaxiaHuntington disease, Neurogenetics, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia, Mouse models of disease, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Regulation, Experimental Therapeutics, Gene Silencing and Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Medical Genetics 2018

Mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases
Clinical biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (Imaging, CSF, Blood)
Gene silencing, gene editing and gene therapy for brain diseases
Transcriptional regulation of disease genes
Experimental therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases
Induced pluripotent stem cells models of human brain diseases

Some financial support is available
Lee Jae-Hyeok Developmental Genetics, Evolutionary Geneticsgenetic engineering of microalgae for robust biomass production, the roles of sexuality in the evolution of developmental mechanisms Any time / year round

Our work aims to explore evolutionary potential of microalgae using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model system.
1) Functional genomics projects to improve photosynthetic productivity of microalgae under stressors like excess light and poor nutrient.
2) Molecular genetics projects to analyze mutants defective for sexual development in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
3) Comparative... Read More

Some financial support is available
Lee Gene Information Systems, Computer Science and StatisticsBusiness Analytics, Applied Machine Learning, Text Mining, Mobile Ecosystem, Social Media Analysis, Cybersecurity Any time / year round

- Application of Big Data in Business Applications
- Social Media Analysis
- Cybersecurity
- E-Commerce

Some financial support is available
Lester Richard Infectious Diseases, Telemedicine, Teleinformatics, Tuberculosis, Ethics and Health, AIDS / HIV, Health Care Technologies, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Native HealthDigital health, Mobile health (mHealth), Precision care, Patient-centered care, Global Health 2018

Global digital health for patient engagement in care. Work in Canada, Africa and globally. Quantitative and qualitative studies, implementation research, and digital health policy and ethics. Especially among scaling interventions to benefit vulnerable populations.

Some financial support is available
Leyton-Brown Kevin Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Resource Allocation, Computer Science and StatisticsArtificial intelligence, Machine learning, Algorithms, Game theory, Auction theory 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Li Linda Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Health Care TechnologiesPatient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health & digital media, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation science Any time / year round

1) Physical activity promotion using digital technology
2) Shared-decision making
3) Patient self-management
4) Integrated knowledge translation - patient engagement in research

**Visit the Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program website for a current list of Dr Li's research projects: http://... Read More

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Li Shyh-dar drug delivery, pharmaceutics, nanomedicine, biopharmaceutics Any time / year round

1. Development of lipid and polymer based nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to tumors
2. Development of child-friendly formulations
3. Ocular drug delivery
4. Drug delivery to the brain
5. Sustained drug release formulations
6. Gene delivery

Lim Chinten James Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Immunotherapy, Chemotherapytumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology Any time / year round

Integrin cell adhesion in chemotherapeutic resistance. Immunogenic cell death. Cardiomyocyte biology. Pediatric oncology.

Some financial support is available
Lindsey Charles Economic PoliciesTraffic congestion, Road pricing, Financing transportation infrastructure, Public transit, Advanced traveler information systems, Queuing Any time / year round

Traffic congestion, Road pricing, Financing transportation infrastructure, Public transit, Advanced traveler information systems.

Some financial support is available
Lister Alison Elementary ParticlesLarge Hadron Collier (LHC), ATLAS experiment, Search for physics beyond the standard model, top quarks Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Liston Mary Ann Administrative LawPublic law, Administrative law, Jurisprudence, Rule of law, Constitutional law, Comparative public law, Law and literature, Law and politics, Democracy, Values and norm systems, Political regimes 2018
Liu-Ambrose Teresa CognitionHealthy Aging, Mobility, Falls, Brain Health 2018

Exercise to promote cognitive and brain health.
The neural interplay between cognitive function and mobility.

Some financial support is available
Loewen Christopher Membranes and Organelles, Lipid Signalling, Lipid Traffic, Membrane Contact Sites, Genetic Networks, Systems Biology, Super Resolution Microscopy, Cell Polarity, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi, Membrane Diffusion Barriers, Cell Biology, Autism, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cancer Cell Metabolism 2017

We currently have projects in the areas of genetic networks, cell signalling, membrane contact sites, cell polarity, cancer metabolism and autism. We use multiple model systems to study these topics including budding yeast for genetic network analysis, model human cell lines for cell signalling and microscopy, and knockout mouse genetic models for in vivo functional analysis.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Loewen Peter Arrhythmia, Cardiovascular Diseases, Heart Failure, Stroke, Thrombosis and Embolism, Health Care Technologies, Professional Practices, Pharmacoepidemiology, Hematology, Decision Makingatrial fibrillation, stroke prevention therapy, pharmacy practice, knowledge translation of evidence to patient care, patient education, shared decision-making, clinical prediction rules, prediction of stroke and bleeding in atrial fibrillation patients, patient decision aids, adherence to medication, patient complexiometry, healthcare communication technologies, use of mobile technology for clinical decision-making, hospital pharmacy practice, quality of care, quality drug therapy 2019, 2020

In the above domains, to be worked out with excellent candidates.

Some financial support is available
Lorincz Matthew Developmental Genetics, GenomicsEpigenetics, Chromatin, Development, Epigenomics 2018

Male and female gremlin development
Role of retroelements in gene regulation
Interplay between epigenetic marks and DNA methylation in the early embryo

Applicants need to be self-funded
Loutzenheiser Lisa Educational Context, Sexuality, Epistemology of Education, Teacher Education, Gender Epidemiology, Ideology and Social Policy, Epistemology and Methodologysexuality, anti-oppressive education, queer studies, critical race theory, youth studies, gender studies, qualitative methodologies, ethnography, LGBTQ, sexuality education, alternative education, marginalized youth, curriculum policy 2018

Marginalized youth
SOGI Policy and Implementation
Queer and poststructural theories
Critical race theory
Sexuality Education

Some financial support is available
Lu Xiaonan Sensors and Devices, Microbiology, Combinatorial Chemistry, AgricultureFood safety, Food microbiology, Analytical chemistry, Molecular microbiology, Nanotechnology, Advanced material, Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip", Sensor Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Food safety
Food microbiology
Molecular microbiology
Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip"
Food authentication
Fabrication of nano-biosensor

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Lynn Francis diabetes, ß-cell development, ß-cell biology, Human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas, transcriptional regulation Any time / year round

Research in the Lynn lab is targeted at understanding the insulin-producing pancreatic β-cell, how it fails during diabetes mellitus and how we can make surrogate cells to cure diabetes. We use a variety of models to study the regulatory pathways important for embryonic β-cell genesis and function.

The current focus of research in the lab is understanding how DNA-binding transcription... Read More

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
MacKenzie Scott Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Artistic and Cultural Heritage, Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work AnalysisEighteenth Century British Literature, British Romantic Literature, Prose Fiction, Poetry, Scotland, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, James Hogg, Laurence Sterne, Henry Fielding, Ann Radcliffe, Gothic, Picturesque, Aesthetics, Home/Domesticity, Poverty, Scarcity, Ecologies, Political Economy, Edmund Burke, Animal Studies, Literary Theory Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer