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Meet Toronto Met’s Postdoctoral Fellows

TMU has over 100 postdoctoral fellows across its seven faculties. Learn about their research and SRC activities being advanced on campus and beyond.

Dr. Saujanya Acharya, Postdoctoral Fellow

Researching rare diseases

Dr. Saujanya Acharya partners with synthetic chemists to develop better treatment alternatives for cystic fibrosis

Dr. Stephanie Patrick, Postdoctoral Fellow

Exploring the real make-up of Canada’s Drag Race

$90K SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship supports research on reality TV implications and future of CanCon

Dr. Shayna Skakoon-Sparling, Postdoctoral Fellow

Addressing loneliness among sexual minority men

Dr. Shayna Skakoon-Sparling recieves $99.8K SSHRC Insight Grant to examine sources of social support and potential causal links with loneliness and well-being among sexual minority men

Dr. Michael Sugiyama, Postdoctoral Fellow: Researching COVID-19

Dr. Michael Sugiyama is researching a treatment for COVID-19 using anti-viral drug repurposing and ultrasound-mediated microbubble delivery

Dr. Anne Wagner, Postdoctoral Alumna: Treating PTSD with MDMA

Dr. Anne Wagner is investigating a new way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – using MDMA and Cognitive Behavioural Conjoint Therapy

Dr. Loree Erickson, Postdoctoral Fellow: Cultures of undesirability

Dr. Loree Erickson’s research on “queercrip” porn and care collectives for marginalized communities is challenging cultures of undesirability

Dr. Gabby Resch, Postdoctoral Fellow: Immersive VR

Dr. Gabby Resch is exploring penetrative thinking in a virtual 3D environment at the interdisciplinary Synaesthetic Media Lab

Dr. Karen Cyrus, Postdoctoral Fellow: The Creative School

Dr. Karen Cyrus is creating a database of Black Canadians as part of Mapping Ontario’s Black Archives, a five-year research project led by Dr. Cheryl Thompson.

Postdoc Dr. Roohollah Etemadi: Machine learning

Dr. Roohollah Etemadi is researching how to better answer multi-disciplinary questions on online community forums using machine learning techniques

Dr. Sadeem Qureshi, Postdoctoral Fellow: Improving health care

Dr. Sadeem Qureshi is collaborating with hospitals to develop new infection control policies to better protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Qureshi received the K.U. Smith Best Student Paper Award (external link)  from the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) for his research (external link)  with Dr. Patrick Neumann and Dr. Nancy Purdy on quantifying quality of care and nurse workloads. The IEA K.U. Smith award is granted every three years by a committee of senior human factors/ergonomics researchers.