Overview of the opportunities (VDL)
Jennifer Williams - In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023, there will be 1 thesis opportunity to be involved in research examining sex-differences in the vascular response to sprint interval training, as part of a collaboration with the Human Performance lab led by Dr. Gibala. Jennifer Williams is a fourth year PhD student who is interested in sex and gender influences on human vascular function.
Sydney Valentino - In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023, there will be 1 thesis opportunity and 2 placement opportunities (1 per term) to be involved in both virtual and in-person research activities associated with an exercise training study with individuals with a spinal cord injury and/or a stair climbing study with McMaster University varsity student-athletes. Sydney Valentino is a fourth year PhD student who is interested in high intensity interval training and exercise prescription (heart rate and ratings of perceived exertion) in clinical populations.
Joshua Cherubini - In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023, there will be 1 thesis opportunity and 2 placement opportunities (1 per term) for undergraduate students who are interested in becoming involved with a project related to cardiovascular function in the context of sleep and exercise in humans. Joshua Cherubini is a first year PhD student who is interested in the impact of sleep on vascular function
Mason Kadem - In Fall 2022 and winter 2023 there will be 1 thesis opportunity and in Fall 2022 there will be 1 placement opportunity to work on projects that straddle machine learning and physiology. Students will learn to apply machine learning to an existing dataset that used traditional statistics (i.e., going from group level statistics to individual level prediction). Mason Kadem is a second year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering who is jointly supervised by Dr. MacDonald.