Trainees


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Trent Anderson, PhD (Queen’s University 2001)Trent Anderson
Awarded fellowship from Parkinson Society of Canada, 2003-05
Received Melvin Yahr Fellowship/Award from the World Federation of Neurology, 2005
Post-doctoral fellow 2002-2005
Present position: Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Arizona Medical College
Project: Intracellular recordings in thalamocortical neurons subjected to simulated DBS


Publications:
Kiss ZHT, Anderson TR , Kirstein DD, Hansen TL, Suchowersky O, Hu B: Neural substrates of microstimulation-evoked tingling: A chronaxie study in human somatosensory thalamus. Eur J Neurosci 18(3):728-732, 2003.

Anderson TR, Hu B, Pittman Q, Kiss ZHT: Mechanisms of deep brain stimulation: An intracellular study in rat thalamus. J Physiol 559(Pt 1):301-313, 2004.

Anderson TR, Hu B, Iremonger KJ, Kiss ZHT: Selective attenuation of afferent synaptic transmission as a mechanism of thalamic deep brain stimulation induced tremor arrest. J Neurosci 26(3): 841-850, 2006.

Iremonger KJ, Anderson TR, Hu B, Kiss ZHT: Cellular mechanisms preventing sustained activation of cortex during subcortical high frequency stimulation. J Neurophysiol 96(2): 613-621, 2006.

Kiss ZHT, Anderson TR: Cellular mechanisms of action of therapeutic brain stimulation, Chapter 2 in Bronzino JD and  DiLorenzo DJ (Eds): Neuroengineering, CRC Press / Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, chapt 2, pp 2.1-2.20, 2008.




Ying Wu, PhD
(University of New Mexico, 2004)
Post-doctoral fellow 2005-2007
Project: High field functional MR imaging of thalamic DBS in rats
Present position: Research Associate, University of Calgary



Publications:
Wu Y, Hu B, Tomanek B, Kiss ZHT: BOLD response to high-frequency stimulation of rat ventrolateral thalamus: A pilot study. Soc Neurosci Abstr Online Program No. 822.1, 2006.





Parunut Itthimethan, MD (Mahidol University, 1998, Bangkok Thailand) Clinical fellow in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery 2006-2007
Present position:



Publications:
Itthimethan P, Doig-Beyaert K, Hunka K, Suchowersky O, Kraft S, Starreveld Y, Kwan M, Kiss ZHT: STN-DBS for Parkinson’s disease-Variation in outcomes and adverse effects Can J Neurol Sci 34 (Suppl 2):S7-8, 2007.

Oropilla JQ, Diesta CC, Itthimethan P, Suchowersky O, Kiss ZHT: Both thalamic and pallidal DBS for myoclonic dystonia. J Neurosurg 112 (6): 1267-70, 2010.





Jean Quint Oropilla, MD
(University of the Philippine - Philippine General Hospital, 1996) Clinical fellow in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery 2007-2008
Awarded Congress of Neurological Surgery International Fellowship, 2007
Present position: Consultant in Neurosurgery, Makati Medical Center, Philippines

Jean Quint Oropilla, MD

Publications:
Oropilla  JQ, Kiss ZHT: Central procedures for cervical dystonia, in Gildenberg PL, Lozano AM, and Tasker RR (Eds): Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition, Springer, Heidelberg, chapt 111, pp1871-1884, 2009.

Oropilla JQ, Diesta CC, Itthimethan P, Suchowersky O, Kiss ZHT: Both thalamic and pallidal DBS for myoclonic dystonia. J Neurosurg 112 (6): 1267-70, 2010.

Oropilla JQ*, Haffenden A, Kiss ZHT: Subthalamic stimulation, Parkinsons’s disease and emotional processing. ASSFN (Vancouver, Jun 2008).




Tatiana Britvina, PhD (University of Calgary 2007)
Post-doctoral fellow 2008-Project: Single unit and field potential recordings in human basal ganglia




Publications:
Heming E, Britvina T, Bonfield S, Sanden A, Hu B, Kiss ZHT: Auditory stimuli and movement modulate local field potential synchronization in the human basal ganglia. Soc Neurosci Abstr Online Program No. 578.17, 2008.



Salim Yalcin Inan, PhD (University of Cukurova 2004, Adana Turkey)
Post-doctoral fellow 2008-2010
Project: Mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation in rat basal ganglia Received Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award from the Society for Neuroscience, 2009
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Meram Faculty of Medicine, University of Selcuk, Konya, Turkey.



Publications:
Inan SY, Koke SJ, Young C, Bland BH, Kiss ZHT: Behavioral effects of chronic high-frequency stimulation in rat basal ganglia. Soc Neurosci Abstr Online Program No. 48.16, 2009.

Inan SY, Dyck R, Kiss ZHT: Chronic high-frequency stimulation in the rat basal ganglia: histological aspects. Soc Neurosci Abstr Online Program No. 755.12, 2010.




Benjamin Jonker, MB BS (University of Sydney 1999), MMed (University of Sydney 2008) Clinical fellow in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery 2009



Jonker BP, Kiss ZHT: Outcome of 136 percutaneous balloon rhizotomy procedures for trigeminal neuralgia. European Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, ESSFN (Athens Greece, Sep 2010).



Swati Chavda, MBBS (Christian Medical College, 1996) MCh (Christian Medical College, 2005 Vellore India)
Clinical fellow in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery 2009-2010
Awarded University of Calgary International Fellowship 2009
Awarded the Denise Lajoie Lake Fellowship in Brain Research (Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary) 2009-2010



Chavda S, Kiss ZHT, Anderson S, Ramasubbu R: Double-blind optimization of subgenual cingulate - stimulation parameters for treatment resistant depression. Biol Psychiatry 67 (9 Suppl 1): 227S-228S, 2010.



Salim Inan - Post Doctoral Fellow

Elena Lavrentieva






Swati Chavda - Post Doctoral Fellow

Swati




Clinton McCracken, PhD (Wake Forest University 2005)
Post-doctoral fellow 2010-
Project: Mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation in rat basal ganglia
Awarded Hotchkiss Brain Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2011
Awarded Parkinson Society Canada Fellowship, 2011-13

Clint



JungRyun Lee, PhD (University of Science & Technology, Korea 2007)
Post-doctoral fellow 2010-
Project: Deep brain stimulation to restore movement and somatosensory function
Awarded Hotchkiss Brain Institute PDF Support 2011
Awarded NSERC/CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) fellowship 2011

Jungryun



GRADUATE STUDENTS

Karl Iremonger, BSc (University of Otago), MSc defended 2005

Thesis title: Cellular mechanisms preventing sustained activation of motor cortex Karl Iremongerduring simulated thalamic deep brain stimulation
Present position:Post-doctoral fellow, Neuroscience, University of Otago

Publications:
Iremonger KJ, Anderson TR, Hu B, Kiss ZHT: Cellular mechanisms preventing sustained activation of cortex during subcortical high frequency stimulation. J Neurophysiol 96(2): 613-621, 2006. (Cited by Faculty of 1000 Biology as highly innovative )

Anderson TR, Hu B, Iremonger KJ, Kiss ZHT: Selective attenuation of afferent synaptic transmission as a mechanism of thalamic deep brain stimulation induced tremor arrest. J Neurosci 26(3): 841-850, 2006.





Krissy AR Doyle
, BA (McMaster University), MSc defended 2006

Krissy DoyleReceived Dr. Frank Ramsay Graduate Award from University of Calgary and Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta

Thesis title:
Subcortical electrical stimulation modulates cortical activity and output in humans
Present position: PhD student, McMaster University, Psychology

Publications:
Doyle KAR, Hu B, Kirstein DD, Kiss ZHT: Effects of thalamic stimulation frequency on cortical activity in human. Soc Neurosci AbstrOnline Program No. 330.16, 2005.





Ethan Heming, BSc (University of Calgary 2007)
Received Graduate Research Scholarship Neuroscience Entrance Award, 2007
Received Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master's) Scholarship, 2008
Received Alberta Advanced Education Graduate Student Scholarship, 2009
Thesis title: Effects of music and rythmical cues on human basal ganglia
Present position: PhD student, Queens University, Physiology

Thesis title: TBD

Ethan Hming

Publications:
Heming E*, Britvina T, Bonfield S, Sanden A, Hu B, Kiss ZHT: Auditory stimuli and movement modulate local field potential synchronization in the human basal ganglia. Soc Neurosci Abstr Online Program No. 578.17, 2008

Heming E, Sanden A, Kiss ZHT: Designing a somatosensory neural prosthesis: Percepts evoked by different patterns of thalamic stimulation. J Neural Eng 7(6): 64001, 2010.

Heming EA, Choo R, Davies JN, Kiss ZHT: Designing a thalamic somatosensory neural prosthesis: Consistency and persistence of percepts evoked by electrical stimulation. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19(5):477-82, 2011.




UNDERGRADUATES

Scott Wiebe
, MSc (Brock, 1999), MD (University of Ottawa, 2003)
Summer student: 2000, 2001
Project: Cohort controlled study of factors leading to failure of lumbar spine surgery in a WCB population

Publications:
Wiebe SC, Kiss ZHT, O’Rourke K, Kelly JB: Predicting outcome of lumbar spine surgery in the WCB population (Proceedings of the Canadian Spine Society,
Mont Tremblant) 2001.




Dolen Kirstein, BSc (University of Calgary, 2003)
Summer student 2002-2003Dolen Kirstein
Project: Deep brain stimulation effects on tremor: Frequency applied and latency to suppression

Publications:
Kiss ZHT, Anderson TR , Kirstein DD, Hansen TL, Suchowersky O, Hu B: Neural substrates of microstimulation-evoked tingling: A chronaxie study in human somatosensory thalamus. Eur J Neurosci 18(3):728-732, 2003.

Kiss ZHT, Kirstein D, Suchowersky O, Hu B: Frequency dependent effects of deep brain stimulation: Clinical manifestations and neural network modelling. Proceedings of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Conference, pp. 155-157, 2003.

Doyle KAR, Hu B, Kirstein DD, Kiss ZHT: Effects of thalamic stimulation frequency on cortical activity in human. Soc Neurosci AbstrOnline Program No. 330.16, 2005.





Michael Kwan
(BSc Queens University, 2007) Michael Kwan
Awarded Calgary Health Region Summer Research Studentship 2005, 2006
Summer student: 2004, 2005, 2006
Projects: Modeling, single unit firing patterns and database development

Papers/Abstracts:
Itthimethan P, Doig-Beyaert K, Hunka K, Suchowersky O, Kraft S, Starreveld Y, Kwan M, Kiss ZHT: STN-DBS for Parkinson’s disease-Variation in outcomes and adverse effects Can J Neurol Sci 34 (Suppl 2):S7-8, 2007

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Sydney Koke (BA University of Calgary, 2008)
4th year project student: 2008; research assistant 2008-2009
Project: High frequency stimulation in a rodent model of Parkinson’s disease

Publications:
Young CK, Koke SJ, Kiss ZHT, Bland BH: Deep brain stimulation of the posterior hypothalamic nucleus reverses akinesia in bilaterally 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned rats. Neuroscience 162 (1): 1-4, 2009.



Ryan Choo (BEng Biomedical, 2011)
Summer student 2010
Awarded  Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) summer studentship in Health & Wellness, U of C Program for Undergraduate Research experience (PURE) studentship (declined)

Publications:
Heming EA, Choo R, Davies JN, Kiss ZHT: Designing a thalamic somatosensory neural prosthesis: Consistency and persistence of percepts evoked by electrical stimulation. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19(5):477-82, 2011.



Raveena Dhaliwal (BSc Neuroscience)
Summer student 2010

Anne Kemp (BSc Neuroscience)
Summer student 2010

Cole Bowerman (BHSc 2011)
4th year Honours thesis project and summer student 2010-11; research assistant 2011-12

Rachel Sondergaard (BEng Biomedical 2011)
4th year Honours thesis project student: 2011

Daekeun Kim (BSc Biology 2012)
Summer student 2011
Awarded Alberta Innovates Health Solutions summer studentship, Markin
Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) in Health & Wellness (declined),
NSERC CREATE summer studentship (declined)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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