Taylor presenting her work at OSSD in Bergen, Norway. 

May 2024

Congratulations to Taylor and Jessica for earning presentation awards at the 2024 Tine Haworth Research Day!

April 2024

Thompson lab receives funding from Diabetes Canada to investigate sex and estrogen-specific factors in the pathophysiology of obesity

March 2024

Jessica presents her work at Obesity Week  in Dallas, Texas. 

October 2023

Taylor publishes her first original article , which highlights the role of the intrauterine environment in shaping risk for diet-induced hepatic steatosis. 

October 2023

Hot off the press! our new research now published in Antioxidants and Redox Signaling.     

May 2023

Jessica receives award for best MSc Rapid Fire Talk at the Annual Libin Research Day. 

May 2023

The Thompson lab is awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant to investigate the molecular pathways mediating cross-talk between the adipose microenvironment and the progenitor pool & Jessica Wager receives an NSERC Graduate Scholarship. Well deserved Jessica!                                 

 April 2023

Annual conference of the Society for Reproductive Investigation in beautiful Brisbane

Taylor presenting her work at the Oral Concurrent Fetal Session

March 2023

The adipose progenitor pool is established in late fetal life and has recently been highlighted for its important role in obesity-associated disease. Does the adipose progenitor pool contribute to programming of metabolic syndrome in offspring born to obese mothers? See our new article published in BMC Medicine. 

Kudos to Taylor & Jessica on the launch of their GradSnacks initiative! 

UCalgary news: Grad students develop program to fight food insecurity on Foothills Campus 

Including sex as a biological can lead to interesting findings and new hypotheses!! Our new work reveals sex differences in vascular function after prenatal exposure to the endocrine disrupting chemical, BPS. 

Taylor presents her work showing a link between maternal obesity and risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring.

DOHaD World Congress 2022

Our new work adds to the growing evidence revealing BPA analogues as another example of 'regrettable substitutions' and shows BPS to increase production of reactive oxygen species, leading to eNOS uncoupling and impaired microvascular endothelial function, in a sex-dependent manner. 

New substitutes used to replace BPA have been shown to mimic its pro-adipogenic properties, but what are the responsible molecular mechanisms? Our new work reveals bisphenol-induced production of reactive oxygen species to be a unifying mechanism that explains the adipogenesis-promoting effect of BPA and its structural analogues. 

Congratulations to Sarah Easson for being selected for the AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology abstract award at the recent APS Conference on New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine 

Congrats to Larissa Baker for her outstanding work in our laboratory. 

Summer Student Symposium 2022

Congrats Anna & team! Our article was chosen for APSselect. Accelerated developmental adipogenesis programs adipose tissue dysfunction and cardiometabolic risk in offspring born to dams with metabolic 

Lab picnic 

August 2021

Published: Callaghan et al. Plasticizers and cardiovascular health: role of adipose tissue dysfunction.

Congratulations to Liam Connors for receiving the CIHR graduate scholarship

Sept 2021

Congratulations to Liam Connors for receiving the Faculty of Graduate Scholarship & Cumming School of Medicine Graduate Scholarship!!

Jan 2021

Congratulations to our summer student, Mikyla Callaghan, who was selected as a finalist for the McCall MacBain Scholarship to study at McGill University!!

Dec 2020

Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2020, Banff, AB.

Anna presents her first poster at the 2019 Tine Haworth Cardiovascular Research Day. She was a recipient in the Master's Poster Award Competition. Congratulations!

May 2019

The Thompson Lab was featured in the Libin Life Spring 2019 Issue:

An overview of Dr. Thompson's current research objectives are described within the article.

April 2019

Thompson lab funded by a CIHR Project Grant to study the role of adipogenesis in programming of early-onset cardiovascular disease risk in babies born to diabetic pregnancies. See article in UToday:

February 2019

Dr. Thompson speaks to community members about the importance of healthy pregnancy at Libin 101, held at the Central Public Library.

Libin 101 is an educational series that brings in a panel of speakers to spark discussions involving cardiovascular care. The series focuses on cardiovascular health promotion, disease prevention and current research. 

February 2019

Nada publishes an interesting article detailing the effects of intrauterine hyperglycemia on vascular development and later-life vascular health.

Nada awarded an International Training Grant from the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Congratulations!!

June 2018

View on the way to the 65th Annual Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation

San Diego, May 2018