Juan Pablo Ianowski, PhD

A. Personal information

Name: Juan Pablo Ianowski
Current position: Assistant Professor, since March 1st 2009
   
University Address and Affiliation Department of Physiology
Health Science Building, room A302
University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Rd.
Saskatoon, Sk, S7N 5E5
Canada

Telephone: 1 (306) 966-2542
Fax: 1 (306) 966-4298
juan.ianowski@usask.ca

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citizenship: Canada, Argentina, Italy

B. Education

2007-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, UTM
Supervisor: Dr. Ian Orchard
2007-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, McGill University.
Supervisor: Dr. John Hanrahan
Co-supervisor: Dr. Jeff Wine, Stanford University
1998-2004  Ph.D. (Biology/Physilogy) Department of Biology, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Mike O’Donnell
1990-1997

Graduate in Biological Sciences (with honours) degree: Licenciatura, 6-7 years, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Supervisor: Dr. Claudio Lazzari

   

C. Work experience

Teaching

Fall 2010 Animal body systems (BIOL 224.3.1): Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan. 
Respiratory physiology (PHYS 347.3): Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan.
Fall 2009 Ion channels (PHYS 485.3): Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan.
Animal body systems (BIOL 224.3.1): Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan.
Fall 2007 Sessional lecturer: Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga.
Insect physiology (4th year)
1998-2004

Teaching assistant and laboratory instructor: Department of Biology, McMaster University. 
Invertebrate form and function (3rd year)
Integrative physiology of animals (3rd year)
Animal kingdom (2nd year)

Duties: My duties included, in addition to laboratory demonstration, the design of laboratory exercises and training of new teaching assistants.  I also marked lab reports and seminar presentations. 

2002-2004
Supervised undergraduate students research project:
Department of Biology, McMaster University.
Robert Christensen senior and summer projects
1995-1997
Teaching assistant and laboratory instructor:
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Insect physiology (6th year)
Duties: laboratory demonstration and marking lab reports and seminar presentations.

Research

1994-1998  Research assistant, Laboratory of Insect Physiology, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires.
Project: Mechanical properties of the cuticle in Chagas` disease vectors: control, function and manipulation by poison.
Supervisor: Drs Claudio R. Lazzari and Josué A. Núñez
1992-1993 Research assistant, Laboratory of Insect Physiology, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires.
Project: Use of electrophysiological techniques in Chagas` disease vectors.
Supervisor: Dr. Claudio R. Lazzari.

Scientific visits and collaborations

March 21-31/06 Visiting Researcher, Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory, Stanford University, California, USA
Project: The role of tracheal submucosal gland secretion on CF pathophysiology.
Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wine
July 7-17/04 Visiting Researcher, Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory, Stanford University, California, USA
Project: The role of tracheal submucosal gland secretion on CF pathophysiology.
Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wine
June 4- 24/00 Visiting Researcher, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Project: Fluid secretion by Malpighian tubules of Caliphora erythrocephala.
Mentor: Dr. Simon Maddrell
2004-present Collaboration with Dr. Jeff Wine, Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory, Stanford University, California, USA
 Project: Na+ and Cl- transport by airway submucosal glands
2004-present Collaboration with Dr. Donini, A. and Dr. O’Donnell, M.J. Department of Biology, McMaster University
Project: The role of tracheal submucosal gland secretion in CF

D. Research funding

2011-2013 Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Research Grant → $60400/year
Title of project: Effect of cytokines on CFTR-dependent mucus secretion by airway submucosal glands
2009-2014 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
Discovery grant → $30000/year
Title of Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of ion transport by the insect excretory system
2009-2011 Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).
Establishment grant → $40000/year
Title of Project: Role of CFTR mediated airway submucosal gland secretion in the innate immune response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
2010 Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Leaders Opportunity Fund → $232707  
Title of Project: Epithelial Transport Research Laboratory
2010 Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
summer student scholarship → $5000 
2009 Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).
Equipment grant → $30000
Title of Project: Scanning ion-selective electrode technique (SIET) system
2009 University of Saskatchewan.
Start up funds → $60000

E. Fellowships, scholarships and awards

  • 2011 Robbie Promising New Research Award, Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, July 2004-2007: $ ~48,000/year.
  • Kinsmen Fellow, 2004-2005 Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • Best student poster award, 2002 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting, Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry.
  • Entrance Scholarship, McMaster University, 1998: $ 2,000.
  • Graduate Fellowship, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina, 1997-1999: ~ US $ 19,200/year.
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1996-1998: US $ 9,600/year.
  • Graduated with honors, 08/1997, University of Buenos Aires.