Honours Thesis

HSOC

Sock On!

Honours thesis students (including our HSOC students ("H-socks"), research supervisors, co-supervisors and preceptors involved in the MDSC 508 capstone course celebrate at the end of the successful oral defenses of the honours theses.  This celebration recognizes the hard work and investment of our students in their thesis research projects and marks the culmination of their undergraduate program. What an accomplishment!

MDSC 508 Honours Thesis Project Titles 2020-2021

The MDSC 508 course is a research-intensive, full-year course taken in the final year of study. The objective is for the student to demonstrate the capacity to conduct a piece of original work in a specific field. 

  1. Erin Brintnell

    The effects of non-weak mutation on the accuracy of phylogenetic reconstruction of viral phylogenies

  2. Joweria Ekram

    Integrating differential expression analysis and co-expression analysis to identify hub genes in lung adenocarcinoma

  3. Ryan Lee

    MediTriage Al – Healthcare Triage and Medical History Artificial Intelligence

  4. Fady Mina

    Tackling an Ancient Killer Using Cutting Edge Technology:  An Application of Machine Learning for Detection and Segmentation of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection

  5. Neera Patadia

    Understanding Selective Pressures Throughout Cancer Evolution

  1. Ahmed Aburezq

    Investigating putative interaction between pannexin-1 Channel and FKBP4 or FKBP1A

  2. Ali Abushaibah

    A comprehensive analysis of motor deficits seen in 6-OHDA mouse model of Parkinson’s disease with the optogenetic stimulation of A13 site

  3. Devin Aggarwal

    Using super-resolution microscopy to understand the regulation of weibel palade bodies in an inflammatory environment

  4. Liam Aleksiuk

    Investigating cytosolic dNTP pool regulating factors as candidates for mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

  5. Bader Alharbi

    An Investigation of NF-kB Subunits Expression and Roles in the Context of Inflammatory Stimuli and Glucocorticoids in Type II Pulmonary Epithelial Cells

  6. Ahmed Almousawi

    Sleep spindles and cognition in obstructive sleep apnea

  7. Khaled Almutairi

    Interaction between immune cells and lymphatic vessels in the mesentery of TNF (deltaARE) mice Resembling Crohn’s Disease in Human

  8. Ali Alwazzan

    Pathogenicity of Canadian IBV 4/91:  Tissue Distribution, Nephropathogenicity and Host Immune Response

  9. Alida Anderson

    The association of pre-pregnancy BMI, gestational weight gain, and cognitive outcomes of offspring at 3-4 years of age

  10. Lena Anderson

    vFLIP and KapB latent gene cooperativity and processing bodies in a model of viral tumorigenesis

  11. Emily Au

    Temperature and oxygen control of dgcO- and pdeO- dependent Escherichia coli biofilm formation

  12. Chidinma Ayadiuno

    The Evolution of Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease:  A longitudinal Study

     

  13. Julia Batycky

    Evaluating autonomic dysfunction and hs-CRP in adults with persistent post-concussive symptoms

  14. India Bayly

    Mechanisms of CXCL1 Induction and Regulation in Human Rhinovirus-Infected Airway Cells

  15. Graham Bennett

    Comparison of antigen production techniques for protein-based veterinary vaccines:  Implications for vaccine costs and commercial viability

  16. Ashley Cho

    The role of vesicular zinc in neurogenesis in the developing hippocampus

  17. Natasha Cholowsky

    Exploring the health implications of varying radon dose exposure using biomedical and population health approaches

  18. Irene Daniel

    Atrial NADPH oxidase gene expression in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

  19. Mahmoud Dashti

    Investigating Transcriptome Expression Levels in the Uterus of Pregnant RGS2 Knockout Micew

  20. Andreas Dauter

    Modelling cell proliferation to understand shape change in the developing murine maxilla

  21. Nicole Day

    Cluster of differentiation 44 (CD44) isoforms in breast cancer:  expression analysis and correlation with patient survival and epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers

  22. Tana Dhruva

    Reproducing a clinical model for Cryptosporidium parvum infection in neonatal calves

  23. Emily Downey

    Investigating the physiological mechanisms underlying feeding behaviour in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-vaporized rats

  24. Jameson Dundas

    Investigating the Remodeling Effects of Fluoroquinolones on the Extracellular Matrix

  25. Abdlrhman El Aoami

    Transcriptional and epigenetic hallmarks of antigen-specific T-cell re-programmed in vivo with pMHC-based nanomedicines

  26. Spencer Epp

    Subchondral bone microarchitecture in a rat model of inflammatory osteoarthritis

  27. Keeley Haight

    Use of Deep Amplicon Nemabiome Sequencing to Confirm Benzimidazole Resistance Mutations in the Isotype-2 β-tubulin Gene of Gastrointestinal Nematodes

  28. Fatima Iqbal

    Developing a fluorometric assay to measure fecal bacterial b-glucuronidase activity to diagnose toxicity caused by the immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil

  29. Noorjot Kalsi

    A comparison of mutant and heterozygote murine skull morphology

  30. Sunand Kannappan

    Discovery and Validation of a Novel Transriptomic Signature for the Prognosis of Neuroblastoma

  31. Sakshi Kaur

    Tactile psychophysics examining persistent post-concussion symptoms

  32. Pranav Khosla

    Deregulated microRNA networks in OSCC (oral squamous cell carcinoma)

  33. Jamie Kong

    Development of vaccine antigens derived from lactoferrin binding proteins of moraxella catarrhalis

  34. Jamie Leckie

    Host Genetic Susceptibility to Severe Disease from COVID-19

  35. Stephen Lee

    Validation of BioID for identifying transient Kaposin B binding partners

  36. Alexandra Lewis

    Analysis of HIV transmission networks

  37. Cenxiao Li

    Characterizing the regulation of fibulin-2 in astrocytes and multiple sclerosis models

  38. Cameron MacKay

    Exploring the intercellular communications underlying endothelial to mesenchymal transition

  39. Kaelyn McDonald

    Innate immune cell populations in wild mice

  40. Daria Merrikh

    Resting state functional connectivity between the striatum and whole brain in children with and without ADHD

  41. Niloofar Mirzadzare

    Visualization of TH positive and ChAT positive cells within the spinal cord of rodent models

  42. Cayden Murray

    Advanced Analysis of Tissue Mircostructure using Neural Network-assisted High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging

  43. Marcus Pehar

    Cellular and behavioural aspect of ketamine anesthesia on the developing rat brain and dexmedetomidine as a complementary neuroprotective strategy

  44. Avril Petri

    Utilizing wall shear stress to better understand and evaluate bicuspid aortic valve disease

  45. Madison Powell

    The role of the N-terminal signal peptide in the function of the K+-dependent Na+/Ca2+ exchanger subtype two (NCKX2)

  46. Madiha Rana

    Sex differences in striatal dopamine release following acute fasting

  47. Tanaeem Rehman

    Exploring the association between atrophy in early Alzheimer’s Disease regions and Mild Behavioural Impairment in a sample of older adults without dementia

  48. Brenna Reimer

    Investigation of the Genetic Diversity of Trichuris trichiura in Relation to Differing Albendazole-Ivermectin Combination Therapy Responses in Pemba Tanzania, Lao

  49. Syed Rizvi

    The Evaluation of Thick vs Thin Nerve Fiber Tract Damage in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients using Advanced MRI Techniques

  50. Danah Sandel

    Impact of family high risk of psychosis in youth at clinical high risk of developing psychosis

  51. Kenedi Sandquist

    Investigating the role of Glyoxalase 1 in neuronal migration during cortical development and its implications in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  52. Payton Sayers

    Identifying early drivers of mural cell specifications

  53. Katelyn Shewchuk

    Semaphorin regulation of retinal regeneration

  54. Mignon Visser

    Examining the effect of latent gene co-expression on autophagy during models of KSHV tumorigenesis

  55. Ty Werbicki

    Machine Learning Methods to Provide Accurate Per-Patient Predictions of Suffering a Spontaneous Pre-Term Delivery

  56. Sarah Whiteside

    Infusional side effects of anti-thymocyte globulin

  57. Britney Wong

    The quantification and characterization of tumour-associated macrophages, microglia, and T-cells in a C57BL/6 glioblastoma mouse model

  58. Natalie Wu

    Effects of a six-month aerobic exercise intervention on middle cerebral artery velocity dynamics at the onset of submaximal exercise in older adults

  59. Ava Zardynezhad

    Importance of Lymph Flow to High Endothelial Venules for Proper Neutrophil Positioning in Bacterial Infection

  1. Meriam Berka

    Is it time to retire Canada’s psychiatrists in blue?  A narrative review of mental health policing programs

  2. Jocelyn Brady

    Environmental and systems experiences of persons with spinal cord injury and their caregivers when transitioning to community living:  A comparative case study

  3. Lea Caplan

    Blame Attribution Analysis of Police Motor Vehicle Collision Reports Involving Child Bicyclists

  4. Hannah Curlock

    Exploring the Relationships between Psychosocial Variables and Service Utilization among Stroke Clients

  5. Noah Escandor

    Assessing the Effects of Thyroid Cancer Among Adolescents and Young Adults

  6. Nour Hassan

    Survivors of Daesh:  Characterization of health conditions among Yazidi refugees resettled to Canada

  7. Grace Kennedy

    Social Return on Investment (SROI) of a Coordinated Care Intervention for Socially Vulnerable Calgarians

  8. Ayisha Khalid

    Vulnerabilities and capacities of international students during the COVID-19 pandemic

  9. Brian Lau

    An appraisal of the impact of COVID-19 on the rate of drug shortages in Canada and the policy implications

     

  10. Aimie Lee

    How perspectives on physician wellness influence physician payment model preferences:  a gender-based comparative analysis

  11. Kira Makuk

    Rapid Pre-event Weight Cutting in Mixed Martial Arts:  Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Opinions in Elite Athletes

     

  12. Aruba Naser

    A subsidized healthy food prescription program for adults with type 2 diabetes experiencing food insecurity:  Shop-along style pilot testing

  13. Kate Nuique

    Demands and resources of unregulated staff in a harm reduction housing facility:  a qualitative study

  14. Baldeep Rai

    The incidence of preterm births during the COVID-19 lockdown period

  15. Harleen Sanghera

    Determining the risk factors associated with prenatal cannabis use in Alberta

  16. Cristina Santamaria-Plaza

    Public Policy and Health:  A Critical Public Health Analysis of Alberta’s UCP Government Agenda

  17. Joyce Singh

    Exploring the association between Caesarian delivery and breastfeeding difficulties in a prospective cohort:  The Happy Baby Study

  18. Dylan Viste

    Developing an evidence-based virtual falls prevention program for delivery to older patients in Calgary, AB

  19. Matthew Yeung

    Between Paradigms:  Comparing experiences and outcomes for adolescents treated a pediatric and adult trauma centres

2020-2021 Virtual Celebration

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Fatima

MDSC 508 has been instrumental to my BHSc experience. It’s the amalgamation of all the techniques we learned throughout the degree, including project design, execution, and dissemination. The course equips students with both the practical and soft skills needed to succeed in all realms of research. Basically, it's been 'pHun'!

Fatima Iqbal

Class of 2021