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Alumni

Here is the list of the previous personnel that worked in our lab;

Undergraduate

* refers to a basic sciences project supervised at the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory

^ refers to a clinical research project supervised at the Montreal Children’s Hospital

please note that only selected presentations and publications are listed for each student.

*Zoe Verzani, Physiology research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2019

* Michel Azzi, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2013

* Wang Huasheng, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2013

* Stephanie Mourad, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2011. Source of funding: Kevric Summer Research Bursary $2834

* Nicolas Tassé, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, May 2011

* Isabelle Dupuis, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2010. Source of funding: Kevric Summer Research Bursary $2834

* Cathy Lemieux, summer research assistant, McGill University Health Center Research Institute, 2009-2010. Source of funding: CIHR

* Theodora Dumitra, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2009. Source of funding: CIHR student Research Bursary $2500

* Pierre-Olivier Laberge, summer research student, Veterinary school, University of Montreal, 2008. Source of funding: Sickkids Foundation grant

* Ling Yuan Kong, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2008. Source of funding: Fonds de la recherche en Santé $2834

* Dorottya Tikasz, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2008. Source of funding: Fonds de la recherche en Santé $2834

* Barbara Cynthia Ng, summer research student, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 2008. Source of funding: Schering grant $2000

* Matthew McIntosh, Physiology research student, Department of Physiology, McGill University, 2008. Source of funding: CIHR grant Drs Rohlicek + Dr Daniel

Work in progress

* Meghan Brown, Undergraduate student, Faculty of Sciences, McGill University, 2007-2008

*^ Melanie Duval, medical student, McGill University, 2006 and 2007, Program: research elective student and clinical rotation

^ Jessica Kozack, University of Waterloo, 2006, Program: summer research student

^ Yalon Dolev, medical student, McGill University, 2006, Program: summer research student

^ Nathalie Mongeau, psychology, Concordia University, 2007, Program: research student

^ Brian Wise, Department of Physiology, McGill University, 2006, Program: summer research student

^ M Samuel Abourbih, Department of Physiology, McGill University, 2007, Program: summer research student

* Marc Eli Nader, Faculty of medicine, McGill University, 2005, 2006, Program: summer research student & Otolaryngology research elective

* Ms Mary Karoulis, Department of Physiology, McGill University, 2004, Program: summer scholarship.

^ Ms Vi Vu, medical student, University of Montreal, 2004, Program: Research elective.

^ M Peter Abou-Jaoude, medical student, McGill University, 2003, Funding: Charles K. McLeod Memorial Scholarship Fund, $2000

Graduate students

* refers to projects conducted at the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory

Marjolaine Couture, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), 2018-2019

Topic: Bone Anchored Hearing Aid System User’s Perspective

Funding: MUHCRI

 

Dr Emily Kay-Rivest, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), 2018-2019

Topic: Ultrasound imaging of tonsils: a new modality

Funding: CIHR

 

* Dr Orhun Kose, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Topic: Experimental validation of Finite-element models

Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr Aren Bezdjian, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Topic: Bone osseo-integration

Main supervisor, Co-supervisors Dr B Willie, Dr JP Farmer

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Joe Saliba, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology)

Topic: Neural correlates of music perception in cochlear implant users using functional neuroimaging

Funding: FRQS

 

* Lenhart Stephanie Fay, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology)

Topic: Long-term hearing loss assessment and PEACH scores of children exposed to platinum chemotherapy

Funding: FRQS

 

* Joseph Rothstein, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), January 2013 - 2016

Topic: Cisplatin ototoxicity and pharmacogenomics

Main supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr Alarfaj, Abdullah, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology): 2014 – 2016

Topic: Chronic effects of Onabotulinum toxin A on the parotid glands: An animal model

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Hamid Motallebzadeh, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2010-2016

Topic: Finite-element models related to widebrand tympanometry in newborns

Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr Victoria Akinpelu, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University

Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience: Jan 2011 – Jan 2014

Topic: High-frequency otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr Pezhman Salehi, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program: Ph.D. in Surgical Research: Jan 2010 – Jan 2014

Topic: Prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity by curcumin loaded nanoparticles

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr Laurence Martin, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Montreal

Program: Ph.D. in Surgical Research: 2010 – 2018

Topic: Toxicity of carbon monoxide on the central and peripheral auditory system

Co-supervisor with Pr Tony Leroux

Funding: L’institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)

 

Dr Sofia Waissbluth, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program: Ph.D. in Surgical Research: Jan 2010 – Aug 2013 (successful completion)

Thesis: Cisplatin-induced ototoxicity and cytoprotective alternatives

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Faisal Zawawi, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), July 2013 - 2016

Topic: Effect of caffeine on Hearing After an Acoustic Trauma

Main supervisor, co-supervisor Dr Jamie Rappaport

Funding: CIHR grant and Postgraduate studies of research grant, ministry of higher education, Saudi Arabia

 

Dr Isabel Cordona, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), 2013 - 2015

Topic: Long-term effect of botulinum toxin injection on salivary gland tissue

Sole supervisor

Funding: McGill Head & Neck cancer fund

 

Dr Aren Bezdjian, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), 2013 - 2015

Topic: The effect of radiotherapy in aminoglycoside ototoxicity and noise induced hearing loss

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Nader Emami, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), January 2012 -

Topic: Determinants of cisplatin ototoxicity and pharmacogenomics

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Nagi El-Sabbagh, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), January 2012 -

Topic: Clinical trial for the prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Parisa Rashnoo, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), January 2012 –

Topic: Comparison of objective scales in drooling quantification

Sole supervisor

Funding: McGill Head & Neck Fund

 

Dr Jacob Pitaro, Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), January 2012 – July 2013

Topic: Tympanometry in the newborn

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Mario Mujica-Mota, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), January 2011– January 2013

Topic: Otoprotection of metformin in radiation-induced sensorineural hearing loss

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

Research Scholarship from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico

 

Dr Sawsan Al-Mot, Department of Surgery, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), July 2011 - July 2013

Topic: Molecular signatures as a new classification scheme for chronic rhinosinusitis

Co-supervisor with Dr M Desrosiers

Funding: Dr Desrosier’s laboratory funds

 

Dr Emilia Peleva, Department of Surgery, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), September 2010 - March 2012

Topic: Cispatinum ototoxicity prevention

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

Dr Zhoobin Abbasi Mood, Department of Surgery, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery) Jan 2010 - June 2011.

Topic: Delivery techniques of otoprotective agents

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

 

Dr Sofia Waissbluth, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology) started Jan 2010 - June 2011

Topic: Cispatinum ototoxicity prevention

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr. Raymundo Munguia, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Major: Experimental Surgery Thesis.

Started at PhD level 2 in 2006 (Fast-track), graduated in 2010

Topic: Mechanisms and prevention of cisplatinum-induced ototoxicity; a novel approach

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Nima Maftoon, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) September 2008 – 2014

Topic: middle ear modelling

Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR grant

 

* Dr. Valerie Cote, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology) started in 2011, expected completion 2013

Topic: Validation of a Pediatric Reflux finding score and questionnaire

Co-supervisor with JJ Manoukian and J Kimoff

Funding: American Laryngological Association, $10,000 USD

 

* Dr. Georges Makhoul, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery) 2008 - 2010

Topic: Nano-encapsulated curcumin in a chinchilla ear model

Sole supervisor

Funding: Sickkids Foundation and CIHR grants

 

* Ms Denise Murphy, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), 2008 - 2010

Topic: Prevention of cisplatinum ototoxicity, a clinical trial.

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR grant

Award: Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, July 2008 ($2500)

 

* Brian Gariepy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program Master of Engineering, 2008-2011

Topic: Finite element modelling of the newbom ear canal and middle ear

Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: NSERC (Dr Funnell)

 

* Shruti Nambiar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University.

Program: Master Engineering started in January 2007, completed November 2009.

Topic: An Experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in gerbils

Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: NSERC (Dr Funnell)

 

 

* Dr Jonathan Young, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology), started in 2007, expected completion 2009.

Topic: Mechanics of the human larynx.

Co-supervised with Dr Luc Mongeau

Funding: CIHR (joint grant with Dr Mongeau)

Award: Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, July 2008 ($2500)

 

* Dr Sumeet M Anand, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), 2005 - 2008.

Topic: Correlation between tumor and nodal volume and survival in Head & Neck Cancer. Sole supervisor

Funding: “Bourse de formation de maîtrise” training scholarship award from the FRSQ

 

* M Nicolas El-Laham, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University.

Program: Master of Engineering with thesis started in 2004, completed Fall 2007.

Topic: An experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in gerbils.

Co-supervised with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR

 

* Dr. Raymundo Munguia, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.

Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology) 2004 - 2006

Topic: Ototoxicity of ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone solution in an animal model.

Sole supervisor

Funding: Research Scholarship from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico

* M Fadi Akache, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program: Master of Engineering with thesis, started in 2002 completed in 2004

Topic: Laser Doppler vibrometry measurement of the rat eardrum.

Co-supervised with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: FRSQ Establishment funds for SJ Daniel and NSERC for WRJ Funnell

 

* M Li Qi, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program: PhD, started in 2002 completed in 2007

Topic: non-linear finite-element model of the newborn middle ear

Co-supervised with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR

Otolaryngology research residents (research year)

* refers to projects conducted at the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory. This is NOT part of the Master of Otolaryngology program

 

* Dr Yazeed Al-Ghonaim, resident Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, 2012

Program: Otolaryngology residency research year.

Topic: Hyaluronic acid injection for vocal fold scar healing in a rat model

Co-supervisor with Dr Luc Mongeau

Funding: CIHR

 

* Dr Yalon Dolev, resident Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, 2009

Program: Otolaryngology residency research year.

Topic: 3-D volumetric analysis of tumour burden in Head & Neck cancer

Sole supervisor

Funding: McGill Head and Neck Fund

 

* Dr Vi Vu, resident, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, 2008.

Program: Otolaryngology residency research year

Topic: Prevention of cisplatinum ototoxicity in a guinea pig model

Sole supervisor

Funding: Sickkids Foundation and CIHR

 

* Dr Nadine Yammine, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, 2008.

Program: Otolaryngology residency research year

Topic: Cisplatinum ototoxicity prevention in cancer patients

Sole supervisor

Funding: McGill Head and Neck Fund

 

* Dr Basel Al-Sabah, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, 2004.

Topic: Finite-element modeling of the incudo-stapedial joint

Co-supervised with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR

International Postgraduate research fellows

Program: McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory Research Fellowship.

* refers to research fellows doing a minimum of one year research fellowship at the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory: http://www.mcgill.ca/ent/fellowship/auditory

 

* Dr Farid Ibrahim (Egypt), January 2013 - 2014

Topic: Ototoxicity post cisplatin in cancer patients

 

* Dr Mario Mota (Mexico), July 2013- 2014

Topic: Radiotherapy and noise induced hearing loss

 

* Dr Mohammed AlZahrani (Saudi), July 2013- 2014

Topic: Cisplatin ototoxicity

 

* Dr Laila Al Masaoudi (Oman), June 2011 – July 2012

Topic: Newborn hearing screening

 

* Dr Koby Pitaro (Israel), July 2010 – June 2011

Topic: Wide-band reflectance and Tympanometry

 

* Dr Ahmed AlJarallah (Kuwait), July 2009 – June 2010

Topic: Ototoxicity of olive oil

 

*^ Dr Sofia Sahmkow (Venezuela), July 2006 - June 2008

Topics: Ototoxicity of cerumenolytic agents

Botox for drooling in neurologically impaired children

 

* Dr Bassel Al-Sabah (Kuwait), July 2007 - 2008

Topic: Laser Doppler vibrometry use in pediatric otology: a feasibility study

 

* Dr Victoria Olubunmi Akinpelu (Nigeria), March 2010 - June 2011

Topic: Histological changes with hypoxia in the auditory system of rats

Postdoctoral Scholars

* Dr Mathieu Charlebois (PhD), Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Program Postdoctorate 2010-2011, (Previous PhD at Ecole Polytechnique)

Topic: Finite element modelling of the middle ear

Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell

Funding: CIHR (Daniel & Funnell)

 

* Dr Sofia Waissbluth (PhD), Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program Postdoctorate 2013-2014, (PhD, McGill University 2013)

Topic: Prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity

Sole supervisor

Funding: CIHR

Visiting professors / students & sabbatical research year enrichment

Dr Patrice Galet, Nancy, France

Program : Visiting Scholar

Period : January – June 2018

Skills acquired: surgical research curriculum development

 

 

Dr Lalenthra Naidoo, Northern Health - British Columbia, Department of Surgery, Quesnel

Program : Visiting surgeon to learn Bone anchored hearing implant insertion

Period : November 2015

Skills acquired: Surgical hearing implant new techniques

 

Dr Ruben Duque Do Vale, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program : Visiting scholar

Period : August 2011

Skills acquired: Animal model of cisplatin ototoxicity

 

Dr Dasa Gluvajic, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Slovenia

Program : Visiting scholar

Period : August 2011

Skills acquired: Research on prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity

 

Dr Juliana Lais Carneiro, Universidade de So Paulo, Brazil

Program : Visiting scholar

Period : Summer 2009

Skills acquired: Translational animal models

 

Dr Amer Almohsen, University of Michigan, USA

Program : Visiting scholar

Period : October 2009

Skills acquired: Research observership

 

Dr. Jin Zhang, Head of Otolaryngology, People’s Provincial Hospital of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

Funding : China Scholarship Council

Program : Visiting professor Sabbatical research year (Government of China)

Period : January 2006 - March 2007

Sole supervisor

Skills acquired: High frequency tympanometry measurement in newborns, ototoxicity animal model, electron microscopy of cochlea

Future Collaboration: Working on a joint research proposal for diagnosis of newborn hearing loss

 

Dr. Hanif Ladak (PhD), Director of Otolaryngology research, University of western Ontario and Robarts Institute

Funding : University of Western Ontario

Program : Visiting professor Sabbatical

Period : July 25 - 27, 2008

Skills acquired: Animal model preparation and laser vibrometry of the eardrum

Future Collaboration: imaging of cochlear hair cells, Simulation tools for surgical skill teaching.

 

Dr. Willem F Decraemer (PhD), a world-authority in middle ear mechanics, Rijksuniversitair Centrum Antwerpen, Belgium

Funding : University of Antwerp

Program : Visiting professor Sabbatical

Period : September 29 – October 8, 2008

Purpose : Collaboration with the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory, Dr Robert Funnell in biomedical Engineering, and Dr S Khanna in New York. Focus on experimental measures of the middle ear.

 

Ryan Thachen-Cary (MSc), Department of anatomy, Queen’s University

Program : Master’s thesis – Instillation of a cochlear implant for a teaching aid

Period : December 2007

Purpose : Utilize the expertise and surgical tools at the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory to build the teaching model of a cochlear implant.

 

 

 

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