Dr. Matthew Lanktree, MD, PhD Principal Investigator
After completing his undergraduate studies in bioinformatics at University of Waterloo, Dr. Lanktree obtained a combined MD/PhD from Western University. He then completed clinical training in internal medicine and nephrology at McMaster University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship studying genomics and heritable kidney disease at University of Toronto. Dr. Lanktree is currently a clinician-scientist in nephrogenetics at McMaster. Over the past 15 years, he has published over 70 articles in influential medical and genetics journals. His goal is to translate genetics research findings to the clinical setting for improved care of kidney disease patients.
Madison Salisbury, BA, CCRP Clinical Research Coordinator
Madison is a Clinical Research Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton & The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton. She has over 4 years of clinical research experience working for the Division of Nephrology with a focus on patients with chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and vasculitis. Her role consists of managing the daily activities of clinical trials from conception to completion for industry and investigator-initiated studies. Madison has a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology & Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates where she holds her certification (CCRP).
Crystal Quist, BScN, MPH Clinic Nurse
Crystal is a clinic nurse within the McMaster Kidney Genetics Clinic. Prior to working with the clinic, she began her career in Nephrology as a staff nurse in the hemodialysis unit of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She then transitioned to a nurse educator role, where she provided clinical expertise and educational support to nursing staff within the Kidney Urinary program. In addition to her role in the MKGC, Crystal is a clinical coordinator in the Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic at Toronto General Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Guelph. Crystal is passionate about nephrology research and innovation, and strives to provide quality care to her patients.
Dorothy Walsh, BScN Research Nurse
Dorothy is a Research Nurse at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She worked for 10 years as an ICU nurse in Calgary, Alberta at Foothills hospital at the beginning of her career after graduating from University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. In 2006 she moved to England working in neuro ICU. She started her research career in 2007 where she worked as a Clinical Trial Coordinator at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, England. She started having kids in 2008 and moved to Hamilton. She was passionate about research and completed the CCRA ( Clinical research associates certificate) through McMaster University while having 5 kids. Since then Dorothy has taken upon various research roles at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton while raising 5 kids. Dorothy’s kids agree about the importance of research and themselves volunteer for research.
Nikhil Uppal, BScH Candidate Summer Student
Nikhil is entering his third year of Honours Integrated Sciences at McMaster University. As a summer student in the Lanktree lab, he is pursuing research on genetic markers which may lead to development of kidney disease.
Erin Cross, BScH Summer Student
Erin recently completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences at Queen's University and will soon begin her Master of Science in Physiology at University of Toronto. As a summer student in the Lanktree lab, she is participating in a range of projects aimed at better understanding the genetic basis of kidney disease.
Pukhraj is a fourth year Arts and Science student at McMaster University with particular interests in physiology and pathology. As a cooperative education student in the Lanktree lab, he is conducting a thesis project focused on investigating genetic evidence for the role of a novel protein in kidney disease. Outside of the lab, Pukhraj enjoys working out, restoring classic cars, and playing guitar.
Tasfiah is a fifth year McMaster University student completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biology and Pharmacology. As a cooperative education student in the Lanktree Lab, she will be looking at polygenic risk scores in advanced chronic kidney disease.
Internal Medicine Residents
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