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Dr. Jon-Jon Santiago

Jon-Jon Santiago, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer / Co-Founder, received his B.Sc. (Honours) in Biochemistry at the University of Manitoba. He then pursued his Masters of Science degree at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences where the focus of his research was to examine the expression and release of pro-hypertrophic growth factors during heart failure. With Jon-Jon's keen interest on the mechanisms and functions of growth factors during cardiac remodeling, he continued his studies and obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine. He has received various scholarships at international (American Heart Association Cardiovascular Outreach Award); national (NSERC); provincial (MHRC); and university levels (Alumni Association Fellowship, Henry Friesen Young Scientist Award, Pawan Singal Student Scholarship). He has presented his work at national and international conferences and has published numerous peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts. He has over 10 years of laboratory experience.