Researchers

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Dr. Jane Alcorn Professor

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Affairs)


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Dr. Al Chicoine DVM Assistant Professor

Dr. Chicoine has been with the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the WCVM since 2007 in the role of Assistant Professor. He also worked as a drug evaluator for the Clinical Evaluation and Human Safety Divisions of Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate from 2008 - 2018. His research expertise is in drug residues in food animals, clinical pharmacokinetics and drug efficacy trials, and antimicrobial resistance issues.


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Dr. Whitney Duff Research Coordinator - Cannabinoid Research Initiative of Saskatachewan


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Dr. Matthew Links PhD Assistant Professor

Faculty, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources


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Dr. Patrick Neary PhD Professor

He is an active member of Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) at the University of Regina. He researches the pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury or sport-related concussion as well as the physiological mechanism(s) associated with cerebral, skeletal and cardiac muscle fatigue during exercise.


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Morris Scantlebury MD

Dr. Morris Scantlebury is an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He also is a pediatric neurologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for child and maternal health with a lab in the developmental epilepsy research program. Dr. Scantlebury has a broad background in pediatric epilepsy research, specifically in the development and characterization of animal models of pediatric epilepsy syndromes. His current research focus is to identify new treatments for the catastrophic infantile spasms syndrome. Dr. Scantlebury also investigates the mechanisms of febrile seizures, which is the most common form of seizures to affect children.


Dr. Blair Seifert Pharm D, FCSHP Clinical Coordinator - Pediatric Pharmacy Services, Saskatoon Health Region


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Dr. Tim Sharbel PhD Professor

The focus of my research group is the evolution of naturally-occurring asexual seed production in plants (apomixis), and my research program encompasses population genetics and evolution, high throughput phenotyping, various “omics” methods (NGS, microarray expression profiling, CGH, miRNA analyses), and functional genetics. Asexual plants are naturally occurring, and are typically hybrid and polyploid, and thus our research includes the cause and effect aspects of these phenomena on asexuality. The relative success of sexual versus asexual reproduction reflects an evolutionary puzzle which has long challenged biologists, and our applied work on apomixis has enabled us to delve relatively deeply into some of these evolutionary hypotheses, both in wild populations and in the lab


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Dr. Fang Wu PhD, DABCC Faculty, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


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Dr. Yanbo Zhang PhD, B.Med, FRCP(C). Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang’s clinical practices focus on treating and preventing common psychiatric disorders in young adults. His research interests focus on two main areas (1) the effects of cannabis and brain stimulation as alternative treatments for PTSD (clinical trials and animal studies); and (2) the effects and cellular mechanisms of pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological on glial cell development.