Ghazaleh Tavallaee

Ghazaleh Tavallaee
PhD Candidate

Education:

MSc- McGill University, Canada (2005-2008)

BSc- Shiraz University, Iran (1998-2002)

Keywords:

Osteoarthritis, miRNAs, synovial inflammation and fibrosis, signal transduction, knee, molecular biology

 

Research Interests:

My background is in cell and molecular biology and signal transduction, with research experience in different fields including diabetes type II, obesity and lipid metabolism. 

My current research is focused on:

• The role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis (OA)

• How microRNAs are involved in synovial inflammation and fibrosis associated with knee osteoarthritis

Recent Accomplishments

Awards

Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Sciences Research Day - Best Poster Presentation Prize (2019)

University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant (2018)

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Award (2018-2019)

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Award (2016-2017)

Japan College of Rheumatology International Workshop Travel Award (2016)

The Arthritis Society PhD Salary Award (2015-2019)

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Award (2015-2016) 

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Award (2014-2015) 

University of Toronto Fellowship Award (2014-2015) 

Presentations

2019 Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Sciences, 7th Annual Research Day, University of Toronto: Poster Presentation

2019 Canadian Connective Tissue Conference: Poster Presentation

2019 OARSI World Congress: Poster Presentation

2019 Annual Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Sciences (CPMS) Research Meeting, University of Toronto: Poster Presentation

2018 International Workshop on the Epigenetics of Osteoarthritis, The Science Gallery, Trinity College: Oral Presentation

2018 Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), University of Toronto: Poster

2018 Canadian Bone and Joint Conference (CBJC), Western University: Poster Presentation

2018 OARSI World Congress, ACC Congress Center: Poster Presentation

2018 Annual Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Sciences (CPMS) Research Meeting, University of Toronto: Oral Presentation

2016 Gallie Day: Poster Presentation

2016 Annual General Assembly and Scientific Meeting of the Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR): Oral Presentation

2015 Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), Annual Meeting and Research Symposium: Poster Presentation