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Dr. S. Hannila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Human Anatomy

and Cell Science, Faculty of

Health Sciences,

College of Medicine

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A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Dr. Hannila received her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University.  She then completed her PhD in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Queen’s University under the supervision of Dr. Michael Kawaja.  Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hannila worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Marie T. Filbin at Hunter College in New York City.  Her research focuses on the neurobiology of axonal regeneration in the central nervous system, with the goal of developing new treatments for spinal cord injury.  She also studies the role of a protein called secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor in neural and vascular development.

Academic Qualifications

2004:  PhD (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Queen’s University 1999:  BSc (Honours, Life Sciences), Queen’s University