MRC (Canada) PhD Studentship - Diabetes Research

Diane Finegood dfinegoo at GPU.SRV.UALBERTA.CA
Sat Feb 10 14:47:05 EST 1996

Applications are invited for an MRC-funded PhD Studentship position in the
laboratory of Dr. Diane T. Fingood in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.  Possible projects include: 

1.  Investigation of the role of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in the
initiation of autoimmune diabetes.

2.  Examination of the role of beta-cell turnover in the response to insulin
resistance and its consequences for the pathogenesis of Type II diabetes..

3.  Determination of the importance of impaired non-insulin-mediated glucose
disposal in the development of impaired glucose tolerance and Type II
diabetes mellitus.

4.  Consequences of poor fetal or neonatal nutrition on the factors
determining glucose tolerance.

Applicants are expected to have a background in at least two or more of the
following areas:  physiology, metabolism, nutrition, immunology, cell
biology, or mathematics.  Excellent academic qualifications are required.
Research experience is desireable.

Interested individuals should forward their resume to:

Diane T. Finegood, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Physiology
362 Heritage Medical Research Centre
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA   T6G 2S2

Phone:  403-492-7428
FAX:    403-492-6702
E-mail: dfinegoo at

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