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WRITING EXPERIENCE

2017-2019

Healthy Wheys

I am the principle writer for a start up blog aimed at marketing health and wellness supplements. To date, I have ghostwritten 75 articles for the website.

2017

CREBnow Newspaper

“Living with the carbon tax”

“Borrowing made easy”

“A strong arts community for a strong city”

“And the winner is…”

Cardan Marketing

Smith Design and Build

Expert HVAC

Rite-way Fencing Inc.

2016-2017

Legion Athletics

“This is everything you need to know about betaine”

“This is the definitive guide to HMB supplementation”

“The definitive guide to lemon balm supplementation”

“11 studies answer: What is the best nitric oxide supplement”

“This is the definitive guide to creatine monohydrate supplementation”

“This is everything you need to know about stevia”

Muscle for Life

“How to cure your bloated stomach in 6 easy steps”

2013-2015

Let’s Talk Science

“What is cancer”

“Academic dishonesty: When researchers go rogue”

“Why do my muscles ache?”

“Food + your body = energy”

“Do cholesterol-lowering supplements work?”

ACADEMIC WRITING EXPERIENCE

2019

Michaels, N.J., Lemmon, K., Plemel, J.R., Jensen, S.K., Mishra M.K., Brown, D., Rawji, K.S., Koch, M., Yong, V.W. - Aging-exacerbated demyelinating injury is associated with microglia-derived reactive oxygen species: alleviation by indapamide.

Submitted to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Michaels, N.J., Dong, Y., Lemmon, K., Yong, V.W. Reactive oxygen species in lesions of multiple sclerosis: pathology and therapeutic implications.

Final draft completed before submission.

Pu, A., Stephenson, E.L., Santamaria-Plaza, C., Cavalcante Melo, F.H., Ghorbanigazar, S., Michaels, N.J., Jensen, S.K., Ilytskyy, S., Kovalchuk, O., Wight, T.N., Yong, V.W. - The extracellular matrix transcriptome following demyelination: Influence of aging and impact on oligodendrocytes.

Being reviewed at the Journal of Neuroscience.

2018

Jensen, S.K., Michaels, N.J., Ilyntskyy, S., Keough, M.B., Kovalchuk, O., Yong, V.W. - Activation of oligodendroglial PGC1α by exercise accelerates remyelination. Cell Reports.

2017

Plemel, J.R., Michaels, N.J., Weishaupt, N., Caprariello, A.V., Keough, M.B., Rogers, J., Yukseloglu, A., Lim, J., Patel, V., Rawji, K., Jensen, S.K., Teo, W., Heyne, B., Whitehead, S., Stys, P., Yong, V.W. - Mechanisms of lysophosphatidylcholine-induced demyeliniation: a primary lipid disrupting myelinopathy. Glia.

2016

Rawji, K.S., Mishra, M.K., Michaels, N.J., Rivest, S., Stys, P.K., Yong, V.W. - Immunosenescence of microglia and macrophages: Impact on the aging central nervous system. Brain.

EDUCATION

2014 – 2019

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Calgary – Neuroscience

I completed a thesis-based doctorate under the supervision of Dr. V. Wee Yong, an internationally recognized neuroimmunologist. My thesis investigated the biological mechanisms underlying aging and multiple sclerosis and resulted in 6 publications, multiple scholarships and awards, a patent, and over $500,000 in grant funding. I finished with a 3.90/4.00 GPA.

2009 – 2014

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Thompson Rivers University

I majored in general biology; therefore, I took a wide range of courses in the biology department: ecology, plant biology, cell physiology, genetics, biochemistry, etc. My electives consisted of courses in statistics, psychology, exercise science, computer science, calculus, and philosophy among others. My honours thesis was supervised by Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff – a spinal cord injury researcher at the University of British Columbia. I finished with a 3.83/4.33 GPA, was a varsity athlete, and won several academic awards.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

2018

International Society of Neuroimmunology Canada Knowledge Dissemination Award – given to select Canadian graduate students to attend the International Society of Neuroimmunology Conference in Brisbane, Australia. The competition involved the submission of a research abstract which was judged by an impartial panel.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Researcher of the Year Nominee (Alberta/Northwest Territories) – I was nominated by the Alberta/Northwest Territories chapter as the Researcher of the Year in Canada.

2015 – 2019

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Doctoral Studentship Award – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ($22,000 p.a.). Studentships were adjudicated to select Canadian graduate students following the submission of a research proposal. Yearly progress reports were required to maintain funding.

2014 - 2018

Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Award – University of Calgary ($25,000 p.a.). This scholarship was an institutional award given to selected students nominated by their supervisors. Yearly progress reports were required to maintain funding.

2013

Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program Award – Thompson Rivers University ($5000). I was selected to receive funding for summer research experience at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries following the submission of a research proposal to a panel of judges.

Scholastic Achievement Award – Thompson Rivers University. I received this award for having the highest grade point average on the TRU Men’s Varsity Hockey team.

Scholar Athlete (Scholar Athlete of the Year Nominee) – Thompson Rivers University. Awarded for having one of the top 2% grade point averages in all of men’s athletics at TRU.

2012

Upper College Heights Award – Thompson Rivers University. Received for being deemed exceptionally able to balance academics and athletics by coaching and management of TRU Men’s Varsity Hockey.

2011

Dean’s Honours List – University of the Fraser Valley. An award to recognize students who maintain a full course load and a grade point average above 3.5.

2010

Dean’s Honours List – University of the Fraser Valley. An award to recognize students who maintain a full course load and a grade point average above 3.5.

2009

Grunert Scholarship Finalist (Student Scholar Standing) – Thompson Rivers University Awarded for having one of the top 10 grade point averages in the Faculty of Science (approximately 2000 students).

Dean’s Honours List – Thompson Rivers University. An award to recognize students who maintain a full course load and a grade point average above 3.5.

Excellence in Academic Athletics – Thompson Rivers University. I received this award for having one of the four highest GPAs on the Men’s Varsity Hockey team at TRU; a roster of approximately 25.