Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and recognized as a leader in applied research. Meet MSVU’s Postdoctoral Fellows and learn about their research interests.

Dr. De-Lawrence Lamptey

Institution where you received your PhD and program: PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Queen’s University
Supervisor at MSVU and lab/research centre: Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac in the Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre
Description of your research area: Dr. Lamptey’s research area includes studying the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on young children and their families; best practices to promote inclusion and participation for children with disabilities; resiliency and disability; and global child health.
What are you particularly enjoying about your research at MSVU? Collaborating with a brilliant inter-professional research team to improve our understanding of the impact of COVID-19 global pandemic on families and young children

Dr. Maryam Akbari (she/her)

Institution where you received your PhD and program: PhD of Nutritional Sciences (Minor: Nutritional Biochemistry), Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran.
Supervisor at MSVU and lab/research centre: Dr. Bohdan Luhovyy, Department of Applied Human Nutrition, Centre for Applied Research (CAR) Building
Description of your research area: Dr. Maryam Akbari is interested in nutritional approaches regarding prevention/treatment of obesity and chronic diseases, mechanisms regulating macronutrient metabolism and energy balance, and also cellular pathways in the study of human metabolism in vitro. Her optimum goal of research is in the hopes of coordinating dietary and lifestyle interventions that support and promote lifelong health. She is currently coordinating a long-term clinical trial at MSVU investigating how dietary modifications could impact anthropometric and metabolic indices in overweight individuals. She is also involved in several short-term clinical and animal projects.
What are you particularly enjoying about your research at MSVU? She is fascinated about how research questions are answered through a series of aligned projects initiated by in vitro studies to human trials at the Appetite Lab. Working alongside incredible faculty mentors, the high spirit of teamwork and the friendly atmosphere at MSVU provides great motivation for her research.