I believe that as a teacher/instructor it is my job to guide the process of learning in a structured yet fun and applicable manner. If my students cannot relate to the material they are not going to retain the information, and so I am a firm believer in making lessons relatable and using examples that can be applied to daily life. I also believe in the application of dynamic teaching methods according to a student's individual needs and interests. Biology is an incredibly interesting and exciting field if taught well, and it is my job to ensure my students develop a passion for learning the material in an effective way.
I received my PhD in 2017 from the University of Manitoba, department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. I have instructed many different classes (Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Cell Biology), for more than 7 years at the University of Winnipeg in the department of Biology. I was also the Biology expert for Princeton Review MCAT courses in Winnipeg prior to moving to Uganda. I spent the past three years in Uganda setting up my Canadian charity, Bridging Villages which helps kids go to high school and provides safe housing for women while they complete non-traditional skills training at our facility. I am passionate about helping others achieve their highest potential and, now that I am back home in Canada, I feel that teaching is one of the best ways to achieve this.
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PhD (2017) Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba
B.Sc. Honours (2009) Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg
High School (2002) Pinawa Secondary School Diploma
TITLE OF THESIS: PhD: Defining the HIV neutralizing activity of antiproteases within the female genital tract and evaluating the HIV inhibitory mechanism of Serpin B1
B.Sc Honours: Take a breather and consider Interleukin-17 & Interleukin23: The effect of mouse IL-17 peptide-based vaccine in the amelioration of allergic skin and airway inflammation and its possible mechanisms
Cactus Communications Services Pte Ltd. Feb 2019 – Present
Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology Center of Excellence
• Edit manuscripts, theses, book chapters for language, grammar,
subject matter, formatting, logical flow, and plagiarism
• Perform word-count reduction on articles
• Write cover letters when necessary
• Asses author’s response to journal reviewers’ comments for
relevance and crosscheck responses
• Provide detailed reports to the authors
Bridging Villages Inc. June 2016 – Present
President / Co-founder/ Director
• Design and implement programs within villages in Uganda that assist
in providing equal opportunity employment to women and education
and health care to children
• Hiring of new employees in Uganda
• Financial management for all incoming donations as well as for
accounts payables in Uganda
• Apply to both national and international granting agencies for funding
• Chair board meetings and ensure that the primary goals and mandate
of the organization is being upheld while organizing our teams both in
Canada and Uganda
Princeton Review May 2016 – July 2017
MCAT Biology and Biochemistry Instructor
• Prepare and deliver lectures pertaining to relevant MCAT topics
• Assist students with trouble areas outside of class hours
University of Manitoba Sept 2015 – July 2016
Student Accessibility Services’ Invigilator
• Invigilate students during exams
• Attend to needs of students throughout exam
University of Manitoba Jan. 2011 –May 2016
Faculty of Medicine: Mini Hospital Tutor
• Lead small groups of 1st and 2nd year medical students in Laboratory
• Tutor on proper diagnostic and treatment options for each case
• Assist in Phlebotomy training laboratories
University of Winnipeg Sept. 2009 – Mar. 2016
Microbiology & Anatomy/Physiology Laboratory Instructor
• Prepare and present pre-lab lectures
• Correct lab assignments/exams
• Invigilate final laboratory exams and lecture exams
• Provide assistance during lab period and after hours
• Calculate and submit final grades
University of Winnipeg Sept. 2008 – Apr. 2010
Microbiology Laboratory Demonstrator
• Assist students with laboratory work and answer any questions they
• Correct assignments/laboratory journals
• Assist in preparation of each lab
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Mugalula Community School June 2014 – Mar. 2019
Grade 5 -7 Science Teacher
Prepare and deliver lessons to children in a small village school in Uganda.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada Jan. 2010 – Feb. 2013
Youth Education Coordinator, Winnipeg Chapter
Plan oral presentations and visit high school biology classes in Winnipeg
and the surrounding area in order to create awareness of IBD.
Let’s Talk Science July 2010
Biomedical Youth Camp Volunteer
Instruct a basic microbiology mini-lecture/experiment
University of Winnipeg March 2010
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research interests are currently focused on microbiology as it
applies to the larger scope of global health. I have a specific interest in the
unique nature of mucosal tissues and how these systems, that are constantly in
flux, affect overall immune functions at innate barriers of defense. My research
experience has examined these intricate relationships within the female genital
tract as it pertains to HIV acquisition and identifying potential correlates of
protection for use in a female-controlled microbicide. My long-term research
goals, include working within a multi-disciplinary team to effectively reduce the
burden of disease that emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are
currently having within some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.
Lindsay Aboud, Terry Blake Ball, Annelie Tjernlund, Adam Burgener.
January 2014. The role of serpin and cystatin antiproteases in mucosal
immunity and their defense against HIV. American Journal of
Reproductive Immunology. 71(1):12-23. Impact Factor: 2.916
Laura M. Romas, Klara Hasselrot, Lindsay G. Aboud, Kenzie D. Birse,
T.Blake Ball, Kristina Broliden, Adam D. Burgener: Published June30,
2014. A comparative proteomic analysis of the soluble immune factor
environment of rectal and oral mucosa. PLOS One. 9(6): e100820.
Impact Factor: 2.766
Estimated Contribution: 15%
Q. Guan, Y. Ma, L. Aboud, C.R. Weiss, G. Qing, R.J. Warrington and Z.
Peng. Targeting IL-23 by employing a p40 peptide-based vaccine
ameliorates murine allergic skin and airway inflammation. Clinical
Experimental Allergy. 42(9): 1397-1405. Impact Factor: 4.769
Estimated Contribution: 10%
Innate mucosal serpin inhibits late stages of HIV life cycle and reduces cellular proliferation
Aboud L., Jayappa KD, Abrenica B, Kimani J, Plummer F, Burgener A,
Poster presentation at World STI & HIV congress in Brisbane, Australia.
Physiological levels of serpin interferes with efficient late stages of HIV life cycle and lymphocyte proliferation
Lindsay G. Aboud, Kallesh D. Jayappa, Bernard Abrenica, Joshua Kimani,
Xiaojian Yao, Frank A. Plummer, Adam D. Burgener, T. Blake Ball,
Oral presentation and poster presentation at the Canadian Society for
Immunology Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. June, 2015
Deciphering the role of specific mucosal antiproteases in determining individual womens’ susceptibility to HIV infection
Lindsay Aboud, Joshua Kimani, Adam Burgener, Francis A. Plummer, T.
Oral Presentation January 2015. STD/AIDS Collaborative Research Group
Annual Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
Defining the Individual HIV Inhibitory Capacity of Genital Tract Secretions
Lindsay Aboud, Adam Burgener, Francis A. Plummer, T. Blake Ball.
Poster Presentation July 2014. 20th International AIDS Conference.
Deciphering the Complexity of Female Genital Tract Secretions in HIV Infection
Lindsay Aboud, Adam Burgener, Frank Plummer, T. Blake Ball
Poser Presentation May 2014. Prairie Infectious Immunology Network
Meeting. Hecla, Manitoba.
Natural Mucosal Proteins Inhibit HIV-1 Infection
Lindsay Aboud, Frank Plummer, T. Blake Ball, Adam Burgener.
Poster Presentation 2013 Manitoba Research Competition, Winnipeg, MB.
Screening Natural Mucosal Factors for HIV-1 Activity
Lindsay Aboud, Sue Ramdahin, Frank Plummer and T. Blake Ball, Adam
22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Vancouver,
Physiological Levels of Cervicovaginal Lavage Enhance HIV-1 Infection in TZM-bl Reporter Cell Line
Lindsay Aboud, Adam Burgener, Francis Plummer and T. Blake Ball
Poster Presentation at 2012 PIIN, Moose Jaw, Sask.
Effects of Cervicovaginal fluids from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women on the enhancing ability of semen and SEVI on HIV infectivity
Lindsay Aboud, Adam Burgener, Marala Yolamanova, Jan Münch, Joshua
Kimani, Francis A. Plummer and Terry B. Ball
Poster Presentation at 2011 Keystone: HIV Evolution, Genomics and
Pathogenesis (X7) conference.
Poster Session at Canada Student Health Research Forum 2011.
Development of a cell culture assay system to evaluate the effect of semen, SEVI, and cervicovaginal fluid upon HIV-1 infection
Lindsay Rueckert, Adam Burgener, Marala Yolamanova, Francis Plummer,
Jan Muench, and Terry B. Ball.
Poster Presentation for 2010 PIIN, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS:
Student Seminar Best PhD Presentation Award June 2016
University of Manitoba, Dept. Medical Microbiology
Journal Club Best Presentation Award January 2016
University of Manitoba, Dept. Medical Microbiology
Sir Gordon Wu Graduate Student Scholarship Sept.2014 – Sept.2017
University of Manitoba
Frederick Banting and Charles Best May 2014 – May 2017
Canada Doctoral Graduate Scholarship
University of Manitoba Travel Award March 2013
Most Promising Life Sciences Student October 2011
Life Sciences Association of Manitoba
Journal Club Rookie Award August 2011
University of Manitoba, Dept. of Medical Microbiology
CAHR Master’s Scholarship May 2011 – May 2012
University of Manitoba Travel Award March 2011
Allan Ronald Med Micro Studentship Sept.2010 – Sept. 2011
PERSONAL INTERESTS, COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Siloam Mission: Winnipeg Location Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2016
Kitchen and Drop-In Centre Volunteer
Winnipeg Street Store October 2014
Beacon of Hope Uganda June 2014
Education and Medical Volunteer
Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg July 2013 – Sept. 2013
Adult Day Surgery Ambassador
Cross Cultural Solutions Apr. 13–May 19, 2012
Health Internship in Volta Region, Ghana
Biomedical Youth Program Nov. 2010 – May 2011
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