Kathy Jacyniak
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Vickaryous

Program: PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Academic Background: MSc, Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph
HBSc, Biology and Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga

. OVC PhD Scholarship, University of Guelph - 2016-2019
. OVC MSc Scholarship, University of Guelph - 2015-2016

Research Interests:
My research interests are in regenerative biology, with a focus on cardiac regeneration.

Thesis Topic:
Cardiomyocyte proliferation in the lizard heart: exploring criteria for spontaneous self-repair.

1. Subramaniam, N., Jacyniak, K., McDonald, R.P., & Vickaryous, M.K. Cartilage regenertion and diversity in lizards.* (*oral presentation to be given July 1st, International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology 2016, Bethesda, MD).
2. Subramaniam, N., Jacyniak, K., McDonald, R. P., & Vickaryous, M. K. (2016). Characterization of Spontaneous Chondrogenesis During Tail Regeneration of the Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)*. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 9-5. (*oral presentation, Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA).
3. Vickaryous, M., Gilbert, E., Jacyniak, K., Macdonald, A., McDonald, R., Subramaniam, N. 2015. Geckos as a Model for the Study of Scar-free Wound Healing and Regeneration: Where Biology Meets Biomedicine*. Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Zoologists 46(2): 120 (*invited oral presentation, symposium title: From Head to Toe - Integrative Vertebrate Morphology and Evolution).
4. Jacyniak, K., Hawthorne, D., Robertson, L., Vickaryous, M. 2015. A preliminary investigation of cardiac stem/progenitor cells in the lizard heart (Eublepharis macularius)*. The FASEB Journal, 29 (1 Supplement): LB3. (*poster presentation, Experimental Biology 2015, Boston, MA).
5. Jacyniak, K., & Vickaryous, M. K. (2018). Constitutive cardiomyocyte proliferation in the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius). Journal of morphology, 279(9), 1355-1367. PMID: 30221788

Conferences Attended:
Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, USA
Graduate Student Research Symposium 2015- poster presenter
Experimental Biology 2015, Boston, MA, USA- poster presenter