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Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships

The fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral fellows with a track record of innovation activities. Innovation activities refers to translating research results into societal impact. Working with non-academic research partners, creating a start-up, working with innovation organizations and engaging with government and not for profit organizations on policy development are all examples of innovation activities.

Note -  The Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows will open April 2, 2024

The 2023-2024 Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows

Stephanie Bishop

Stephanie Bishop, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Dr. Stephanie Bishop (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, working in Associate Professor Dr. Ian Lewis’ Translational Health in Infectious Disease lab. Her research interests include bacterial chemistry, chromatography and mass spectrometry, metabolomics data visualization, and using multi-disciplinary techniques to study complex model systems. She obtained a BSc. in Chemistry and Spanish from the University of British Columbia and her PhD studies in Analytical Chemistry at the University of British Columbia Okanagan examined the effects of different environments on cyanobacterial growth and metabolism. 

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Arthi Gopalakrishnan

Arthi Gopalakrishnan, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Dr. Arthi Gopalakrishnan received a PhD jointly from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia in 2021, with her research centered on biomass derived carbon-based electrodes for supercapacitor applications. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IIT Hyderabad, India until March 2022.  Dr. Gopalakrishnan joined the University of Calgary in October 2022 as an Eyes High postdoctoral associate, where she works with a multi-disciplinary team to convert lab proof-of concept to the pilot scale technology called PEACH (Practical Electrochemical Air Capture and Hydrogen). 

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Comaduran Marquez

Comaduran Marquez, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

Dr. Comaduran Marquez is interested in developing engineering solutions to improve the quality of life of individuals with motor disabilities, especially children. In 2010, during his undergraduate degree his team was awarded with the second place for the Engineering World Health competition for developing a low-cost electrocardiograph to be implemented in indigenous communities in the Mexican Sierra Tarahumara. Since this project, improving the quality of life of individuals has been a priority. To further improve his engineering skills, Dr. Comaduran Marquez did a master’s in science (MSc) and philosophy doctorate (PhD) at the University of Calgary.

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