Sophie Tremblay (Alumni) - University of British Columbia
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As a medical doctor, Dr. Tremblay has demonstrated her passion for translational research through the pursuit of a PhD in Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Goldowitz. Her research excellence can be exemplified by her residency and fellowship work which resulted in publications of high impact papers in retinal research and as a first author, she published the first paper describing that systemic inflammation leads to permanent visual deficits involving early retinal microgliosis. Dr. Tremblay’s research focus is on translational animal models to understand preterm brain injuries and develop neuroprotective strategies. She has gained state-of-the-art technical expertise throughout her PhD in developing models using inbred or transgenic neonatal mice, to mimic diverse preterm brain pathologies. Dr. Sophie Tremblay has a clinical instructor position at the University of British Columbia since May 2015. She has won numerous awards and prizes during her graduate and post-graduate studies such as the first place at the National Research Competition for Pediatrics Residents in 2009 and the Best Research Fellowship in 2012 across all Subspecialties in Pediatrics at the University of Montreal. In 2012, she graduated from the Fetal-Perinatal Medicine program of the University of Montreal and started her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia as her fellowship post-subspecialty program. She was awarded by the prestigious national funding agency Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canadian Doctoral Award to provide her salary during her PhD studies. A supplemental doctoral award for professional degree was given to her through the provincial agency Fond de la Recherche en Santé du Québec to support her salary during her PhD training.