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Equity, diversity and inclusion statement
We are committed to create an inclusive work environment where equal opportunities are given to all team members, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability status, sexual orientation and gender, and where everybody feels free to express themselves and not discriminated against. We welcome diversity, for it enriches our lives and work, and promotes creative thinking and solutions.
Simonetta Sipione, PhD.
I obtained my PhD. in Biochemistry from the University of Catania. I then trained as a PDF at the University of Milano and at the University of Alberta.
Beside science, I am passionate about design and architecture. I enjoy reading and outdoor activities.
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After receiving my doctoral degree from the University of Calgary in 2020 I began my journey as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. I am passionate about science and understanding its various facets. I have keen interest for teaching. I practice yoga and meditation, enjoy reading and love to travel.
I am an undergraduate physiology student from Jasper, Alberta, and I am an outdoors enthusiast who loves bikes and getting lost in the mountains.
I have completed my BSc. Honors in Pharmacology and I will start my PhD in Pharmacology in September. Beyond science, I like to spend my time searching for old jazz albums, learning history, and refereeing basketball. I've recently immersed into the delicious world of baking as well.
I am a 3rd year student in the Physiology BSc. Honors program.
I am someone who loves to laugh with my friends and family, create art, listen to music, and spend time in nature.
I received Masters in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and in System Biology and Bioinformatics from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Mumbai. Before joining the Sipione Lab, I worked as a PDF at University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and as a research associate at Case Western Reserve University.
In my leisure time, I love gardening, nature, long drives and spending time with my family."
I am a graduate student in the pharmacology program. My research focuses on neuroprotective mechanisms activated by gangliosides in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. I earned my BSc in Pharmacology (Hons) from the University of Alberta in 2019. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, and spending time with friends.
I am a PhD candidate in Neuroscience. I received a B.Sc. in Life and Medical Sciences as well as a M.Sc. in Medical Science (Neuroscience) from Tel-Aviv University. In my free time I enjoy running and baking.
I have a degree in Medicine and a master in Neuroscience from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. I have also completed a Bachelor in Management Technology at NAIT. Beyond scince, I enjoy reading, biking and contemplating Mother Nature. Weather permitting, I cycle as much as I can. I have a record of 120 Km in a day and I am part of a cycling team in Colombia.
I graduated from NAIT’s Biological Sciences program in 2006 and began working in the Sipione lab shortly after. In my spare time I enjoy reading and sewing, as well as camping and hiking with my partner and our two kids.
Current position: Group Leader, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli (IS), Italy
Alba Di Pardo
Alba Di Pardo
Medical Geneticist, Junior group leader, Centre for Neurogenetics and Rare Diseases, Molise, Italy
Current position: Medical geneticist, Junior group leader, Centre for Neurogenetics and Rare Diseases, Molise, Italy
Current position: Group Lead Global Medical Communications Plasma derived therapies, Takeda, Zurich, Switzerland
Current position: Technician, University of Alberta
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, US
Luis Carlos Morales
Current position: Post-doctoral fellow
University of Alberta
Current position: PhD. Student, University of Alberta
Current position: Graduate student,
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE),Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Current position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Laval, Canada
University of Alberta
I am a Pharmacology undergraduate students who loves to volunteer in the community and cook delicious meals.