Dr. Chris Shaw
A. Professional Positions and Honors
Awards and other activities
Scholarship. Friends of the
3. Scholarship. Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. 1979-1981.
4. Scholarship. NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship. 1981-1983.
5. Scholarship. BC Health Research Scholarship. 1988-1992.
6. Award for service. 39 Brigade Commander's Commendation. 1999.
7. William Evans Visiting
B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (last 3 years in chronological order)
1. Shaw CA, Tomljenovic L. Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity. Immunol Res. DOI 10.1007/s12026-013-8403-1. (2013).
2. Shaw CA, Li Y, Tomljenovic L. Administration of aluminum to neonatal mice in vaccine in vaccine-relevant amounts is associated with adverse long term neurological outcomes. J Inorg Chem. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2013.07.022. (2013).
Petrik, M.S., Wilson,
J.M.B., Grant, S.C., Blackband, S.J., Tabata, R.C., Shan, X., Krieger, C., &
Shaw, C.A. Magnetic resonance microscopy and immunohistochemistry of the
Ly, P.T.T., Singh, S., &
Cruz-Aguado, R., Winkler,
10. Marler, T.E., Lee, V., &
11. Schulz, J.D., Hawkes, E.L., & Shaw, C.A. Cycad toxins, helicobacter pylori and parkinsonism: cholesterol glucosides as the common denominator. Medical Hypothesis 40: 1598-1606, (2005).
C. Research Support (Grants held within the past 6 years)
(a) Areas of special interest and accomplishments
Special interests in teaching include:
-Founder, ‘Creativity’ Study Group,
-Co-PI (with A. Kindler) on application to the Peter Wall Institute of
Advanced Studies to organize a workshop on the subject of the
neurobiology of creativity, 2000.
Nature of Creativity: History, Biology, and Socio-Cultural Dimensions”,
Green College, 2001/02.
-Thematic Lecture Series: “The Olympic Games in Myth and Reality”,
(b) Courses Taught at UBC
(c) Graduate Students Supervised and/or Co-Supervised
(PDFs also listed)
Awards held by students and PDFs:
Ruth Lanius: MRC Studentship
Bryce Pasqualotto: McLeod Studentship (Alberta Heritage
Jill McEachern: Epilepsy Canada Studentship
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Council of
Erin Hawkes: NSERC Studentship
(also awarded Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Scholarship, but unable to use it at specified
Jeff Schulz: Parkinson's Disease Foundation Scholarship
Jason Wilson: 1st prize, VGH Research Awareness week poster
competition: graduate student division; Travel
award to CIHR national poster competition,
2003. Award of Excellence, Gold category, CIHR
national poster competition, 2003.
Jason Wilson & Margaret Wong: Best Science Presentation at
the 18th annual UBC
Ophthalmology Research and
Alumni Day May 2003
Jeff Schulz: Second Place Science Presentation at the 19th
annual UBC Ophthalmology Research and
Alumni Day, May 2003
Michael Petrik: Best Presentation at the 4th annual VGH Summer
Student Symposium, 2003; Honor Mention in the
2005 CIHR National Student Research Poster
Reyniel Cruz-Aguado: Best oral presentation, travel award,
International Society for Neurochemistry,
Daniella Winkler: NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research
Jason Wilson: Gold Prize in the 2005 CIHR National Student
Research Poster Competition.
Philip Ly: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Summer Studentship,
Benedict Wong: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Summer
Pierre Zwiegers: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Summer
Student Fellowship, 2007
Grace Lee: Student Award, Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation,
Additional graduate students supervised, but not graduated (see note below):
Marianne McCashin, 1988-1990 (Graduate Programme in Neuroscience).
Derrick March, 1990-1993 (Physiology).
Bryce Pasqualotto, 1993-1998 (Physiology)
Jill McEachern, 1993-2002 (Physiology)
Concerning the above students who did not graduate, please note the following: With the exception of M. McCashin who changed to another laboratory before withdrawing from the program, the other three students produced numerous papers between them. D. March was an author on 2 peer-reviewed publications and on a number of abstracts; B. Pasqualotto wrote and co-wrote a number of papers (13 full length) and additional abstracts, even sharing with me an invited editorship in a special issue of Cellular and Molecular Life Science; J. McEachern was a co-author on 6 major reviews, a number of abstracts, and co-edited Toward a Theory of Neuroplasticity (2000). She had additional publications during her tenure in the laboratory with various UBC collaborators. While it is regrettable that these students did not complete their degrees due to outside issues, it is nevertheless clear that each of these students was highly productive while in my laboratory, and at least 2 of these students (Pasqualotto and McEachern) achieved international recognition for their work.
Medical resident co-supervised:
Dr. Michele Mezei, 1994-1995 (C. Krieger, Principal supervisor).
The current status of the listed students/PDFs who have moved on is as follows:
Dr. Ningning Guo: Research Associate,
Mr. Steven Bowlsby: science writer
Dr. Ruth Lanius: Assoc. Professor, Psychiatry,
Dr. Allen Billy: lecturer,
Dr. Jaswinder Bains: practicing optometry,
Ms. Margaret Wong:
Mr. Jeff Schulz: Medical student
Dr. Swaraj Singh: Resident in Neurology, University of
Ms. Erin Hawkes: Doctoral student
Dr. Jason Wilson: Resident in radiology
Dr. Reyniel Cruz-Aguado, lecturer,
Michael Petrik, Optometry
The following undergraduate students have gone on to achieve professional degrees:
Dr. Brian Scarth: Psychiatrist,
Dr. Lynn Huff: general practice,
Dr. John Bining, general practice,
Dr. Twyla Bergman, graduated
Mr. Michael Tjandrawijaja: Graduated,
Mr. Joseph Cheung: Genomics,
Ms. Mandeep Mahay: graduated UBC Pharmacy.
Arash Seyedalikhani, graduate Univ. Calgary nursing school, Currently: RCMP officer
(d) Continuing Education Activities
(ii) Tutor observer, PBL program, 1998-present
(iii) UBC Faculty of Medicine Academic Advisor (‘
(iv) Supervisor for students in the following categories:
1. Undergraduate honours thesis projects, 1988-present
2. Workstudy projects, 1988-present
3. 1st Job in Science and Technology (provincial program),
4. Student Summer Works (provincial program), 1997-2000
Summer Career Placement Program, (Human Resources
(v) Grand rounds, Dept. of Ophthalmology, 1989, 1994, 2009
(vi) Participant, Ophthalmology Research Day, 1988-present
(either I and/or members of my laboratory have presented
at each Ophthalmology Research Day