Andrea is a PhD Candidate in the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Research Unit. Hailing from Sarnia, ON, Andrea completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph and her dietetic internship at London Health Sciences Centre, enabling her to become a Registered Dietitian. Andrea decided to pursue her MSc and PhD degrees at Queen’s University under the supervision of Dr. Robert Ross in clinical exercise physiology. Her research interests include the impact of exercise on the human metabolome, interindividual variability in adipose tissue response to exercise, and the interaction of physical activity and nutritional intake.
Louise de Lannoy is a PhD candidate in the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Research Unit. Louise is originally from Toronto, completed a BSc at McGill University in Neuroscience, an MSc at the University of Toronto in Cell and Systems Biology, began a Research Assistant position with Dr. Ross in 2013, and in 2015 decided to pursue her PhD with his group. Louise’s work focuses on looking at cardiometabolic risk factors and the role of cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity measures in assessing and reducing risk. Additionally, her research interests include investigating inter-individual differences in response to exercise and how this may guide risk assessment in the clinic.
Born and raised in London Ontario, Matthew completed his Honours Bachelor of Science, with a specialization in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Matthew completed an undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. Brendon Gurd, examining the training response associated with exercising above and below the lactate threshold. Now completing his MSc under the supervision of Dr. Robert Ross, he is interested in examining exercise-induced changes in cardiometabolic risk factors.
Niclas Bembenek, BSc
Originally from Winnipeg Manitoba, Niclas completed his undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology at the University of Manitoba. He then moved to Kingston to play football for the Queen’s Gaels and pursue his MSc with Dr. Robert Ross where he is currently examining the exercise-induced changes in body composition and fitness with insulin sensitivity. Niclas hopes to one day take a shot at making the Canadian Olympic Bobsled team.