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Our Funded Research Projects

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Project Investigator(s) Program Start Date End Date Total $ Awarded
McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research Principal Investigator:
ARNOLD, Donald
McMaster University
Transfusion Medicine Research Program Support Award Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2020 $1,150,000
University of Toronto QUEST Research Program Principal Investigator:
CALLUM, Jeannie
University of Toronto
Transfusion Medicine Research Program Support Award Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2020 $1,137,400
The mechanism of action of monoclonal antibody blends in the potential replacement of anti-D in HDFN Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CRUZ-LEAL, Yoelys
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Oct 1, 2017 Oct 1, 2019 $40,000
Influence of eryptosis and storage on transfused red cell recovery in sepsis Principal Investigator:
SHEFFIELD, William
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BRANCH, DonaldLIAW, PatriciaHEDDLE, Nancy
Intramural Research Grant Program Jan 15, 2018 Jan 14, 2020 $283,569
Optimization of monoclonal anti-erythrocyte antibodies for improved immunoprophylaxis in a murine model Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
NI, Heyu
Intramural Research Grant Program Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2019 $400,000
Monovalent Fc receptor blockade using novel fusion proteins: The road towards an IVIg replacement Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
SHEFFIELD, WilliamBRANCH, Donald
Intramural Research Grant Program Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2019 $400,000
Small molecule inhibitors of phagocytosis to replace intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) Principal Investigator:
BRANCH, Donald
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TONG, Tik Nga (Cindy)
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2015 Nov 30, 2016 $52,000
Impact of storage on the function of cord blood hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells Principal Investigator:
PINEAULT, Nicolas
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
JAHAN, Suria
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 26, 2014 Sep 25, 2018 $104,000
Towards the impact of protein synthesis in human platelets to transfusion medicine Principal Investigator:
DEVINE, Dana
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BOSGOED, Christa
Graduate Fellowship Program Aug 1, 2011 May 30, 2016 $92,000
Studies on the development of biocompatible antimicrobial platelet storage devices Principal Investigator:
BROOKS, Don
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HADJESFANDIARI, Narges
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2012 Jan 31, 2016 $96,000
Characterization of the role of MSI2 in human hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal Principal Investigator:
HOPE, Kristin
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
RENTAS, Stefan
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2013 Aug 31, 2017 $100,000
Assessment of fluorinated ice crystallization inhibitors: cryopreservation of hematopoietic stem cells and red blood cells Principal Investigator:
BEN, Robert
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BRIARD, Jennie
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2012 Aug 31, 2016 $96,000
Role of Fc receptors in antibody-mediated immune suppression Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BERNARDO REYES, Lidice
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Apr 1, 2014 Mar 18, 2016 $106,200
Recombinant Fc multimers to replace IVIG Principal Investigator:
BRANCH, Donald
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LEWIS, Bonnie
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 8, 2015 Sep 7, 2019 $52,000
Study of the mechanisms implicated in platelets microparticle internalization by blood cells Principal Investigator:
BOILARD, Eric
University of Laval

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MARCOUX, Genevieve
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2015 Aug 31, 2019 $52,000
Studying and alleviating the effects of platelet microparticles induced by pathogen reduction of platelet concentrates Principal Investigator:
PROVOST, Patrick
University of Laval

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LAUGIER, Jonathan
Graduate Fellowship Program Apr 1, 2017 Mar 31, 2019 $52,000
Data sharing with CBMTG registry Principal Investigator:
ALLAN, David
The Ottawa Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
PAULSON, Kristjan
Small Project Funding Program Dec 1, 2016 Nov 30, 2017 $15,000
Pre-transfusion furosemide for TACO Principal Investigator:
SKEATE, Robert
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CALLUM, Jeannie
Small Project Funding Program Sep 1, 2016 Aug 31, 2017 $15,000
Red cell genotyping using buccal swab DNA Principal Investigator:
BERARDI, Philip
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
GOLDMAN, Mindy R. HANNON, Judith CLARKE, Gwen LIWSKI, Robert
Small Project Funding Program Apr 1, 2016 Mar 31, 2017 $15,000
Understanding brain death: a multipurpose educational video aimed to a diverse public and professional audience Principal Investigator:
SHEMIE, Sam
McGill University
Small Project Funding Program Oct 1, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 $14,000
The Canadian National Transplant Research Program: increasing donating and improving transplantation outcomes Principal Investigator:
WEST, Lori
University of Alberta
Transplantation Research Program Apr 1, 2013 Mar 31, 2018 $250,000
McMaster Transfusion Research Program Principal Investigator:
HEDDLE, Nancy
McMaster University
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program Apr 1, 2014 Mar 31, 2017 $750,000
Investigating the mechanism of anti-CD44 antibody amelioration of IVIg-treatable disease Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
NORRIS, Peter
Graduate Fellowship Program Apr 1, 2017 Mar 31, 2019 $52,000
Synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives for the improvement of red blood cell storage Principal Investigator:
BEN, Robert
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MEYER, Julia
Graduate Fellowship Program May 1, 2017 Apr 30, 2019 $30,000
The Stem Cell Club: educating medical and nursing students to develop professional skills Principal Investigator:
FINGRUT, Warren
University of Toronto
BloodTechNet Award Program Jun 1, 2016 May 31, 2017 $24,458
Small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors as cryo-additives for red blood cell cryopreservation Principal Investigator:
BEN, Robert
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
POISSON, Jessica
Graduate Fellowship Program May 26, 2016 May 25, 2018 $30,000
DNA aptamers for detection of red blood cells destined for rapid post-transfusion clearance Principal Investigator:
SHEFFIELD, William
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
DONKOR, David
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Oct 1, 2015 Sep 30, 2018 $106,200
Use of red blood cell antigen genotyping to assess RhD diversity in sickle cell disease patients Principal Investigator:
SHIH, Andrew
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BERARDI, Philip CLARKE, Gwen HANNON, Judith HEDDLE, Nancy VERHOVSEK, Madeleine
Small Project Funding Program Jul 1, 2016 Jun 30, 2017 $15,000
University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research Principal Investigator:
TINMOUTH, Alan
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program Apr 1, 2014 Mar 31, 2017 $718,287
Improving pathogen inactivation: the dengue virus-induced platelet proteome Principal Investigator:
PRYZDIAL, Ed
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TEGEGN, Tseday Zewdu
Graduate Fellowship Program Oct 24, 2016 Oct 23, 2018 $52,000
Investigation of pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of murine Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) Principal Investigator:
SEMPLE, John
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
McVEY, Mark
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2014 Aug 31, 2016 $52,000
Identification of protein biomarkers for red cell quality Principal Investigator:
DEVINE, Dana
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CHEN, Deborah
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2013 Jan 31, 2017 $100,000
National evaluation of platelet transport bags to reduce wastage Principal Investigator:
WEBERT, Kathryn
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CALLUM, Jeannie LIN, Yulia LIEBERMAN, Lani PENDERGRAST, Jacob CSERTI-GAZDEWICH, Christine
Small Project Funding Program Jul 1, 2016 Jun 30, 2017 $9,740
Platelet desialylation: novel mechanism of platelet clearance and immune tolerance Principal Investigator:
NI, Heyu
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LI, June
Graduate Fellowship Program Apr 1, 2016 Mar 31, 2018 $52,000
The in vivo effects of liposome treatment on minimizing membrance injury in rat red blood cells during hypothermic storage Principal Investigator:
HOLOVATI, Jelena
University of Alberta

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
da SILVIERA CAVALCANTE, Luciana
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2013 Jan 31, 2017 $100,000
ROTEM-guided transfusion protocols - impact on the manufacturer Principal Investigator:
TRUDEAU, Jacqueline
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
PETRASZKO, Tanya LI, Cecilia
Small Project Funding Program Sep 1, 2016 Aug 31, 2017 $15,000
MRI guided focused ultrasound facilitated IVIg immunotherapy as a therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease Principal Investigator:
AUBERT, Isabelle
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
DUBEY, Sonam
Graduate Fellowship Program May 1, 2013 Apr 30, 2017 $100,000
Role of skin disinfection and buffy coat platelet production on residual bacterial contamination in platelet concentrates and cord blood stem cells Principal Investigator:
RAMIREZ, Sandra
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TAHA, Mariam
Graduate Fellowship Program Nov 15, 2011 May 14, 2016 $92,000
Social media for knowledge translation and education 3 (SoMe-KTE3): Transfusion, thrombosis, and hemostasis Principal Investigator:
SHIH, Andrew
McMaster University
BloodTechNet Award Program Jun 1, 2016 May 31, 2018 $30,000
Neonatal outcomes after transfusion of ABO non-identical blood (Neo-ABO) Principal Investigator:
SOLH, Ziad
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HEDDLE, Nancy COOK, Richard J. FUSCH, Christoph
Small Project Funding Program Sep 1, 2016 Aug 31, 2017 $14,989
Incidence of intracranial hemorrhage in pediatric oncology patients Principal Investigator:
WEBERT, Kathryn
Canadian Blood Services
Small Project Funding Program Apr 1, 2016 Mar 31, 2017 $15,000
The Centre for Blood Research Principal Investigator:
CONWAY, Ed
University of British Columbia
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program Apr 1, 2014 Mar 31, 2017 $696,676
Novel cell-surface engineering methods to increase immune-tolerance of allogenic cell transplantation Principal Investigator:
KIZHAKKEDATHU, Jayachandran
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MOON, Haisle
Graduate Fellowship Program Apr 15, 2017 Apr 14, 2019 $30,000
Dengue virus replication by anucleate Cells: impact on pathogen reduction efficacy Principal Investigator:
PRYZDIAL, Ed
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
FELGENHAUER, Ulrike
Graduate Fellowship Program Jan 4, 2016 Jan 31, 2017 $52,000
Cellular therapy to improve CD4+ T-Cell responses in humanized mice infected with HIV-1: adoptive transfer of CD4+ T-cells lacking s-Src activity Principal Investigator:
BRANCH, Donald
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
McCARTHY, Stephen
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2014 Mar 31, 2017 $96,000
Development of a small molecule-based stem and progenitor expansion protocol to accelerate engraftment after cord blood transplantation Principal Investigator:
PINEAULT, Nicolas
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MANESIA, Javed
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2017 Jan 31, 2019 $101,200
Expanding treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease: a novel mechanism of antibody-based immunotherapy Principal Investigator:
SLY, Laura
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HORWITZ, Marc BRESSLER, Brian RASSEKH, Rod TURVEY, Stuart
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program Jul 1, 2017 Jun 30, 2020 $387,855
Novel mechanisms of platelet aggregation: Roles of non-classical beta-3 integrin ligands and fibronectin in thrombosis and hemostasis Principal Investigator:
NI, Heyu
St. Michael's Hospital
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program Jul 1, 2017 Jun 30, 2020 $378,675
Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: novel mechanisms and therapeutic approaches Principal Investigator:
NI, Heyu
St. Michael's Hospital
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program Jul 1, 2017 Jun 30, 2020 $447,525