Dr. Chris West
Dr. Hoiland is currently funded through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s Research Trainee Program (2020-2023) as well as the UBC Faculty of Medicine Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship (2020-2021).
Dr. Hoiland’s postdoctoral research aims to leverage recent advances in the knowledge of blood flow control and the regulation of oxygen delivery to the central nervous system to reduce the severity of spinal cord injury. Following a traumatic spinal cord injury and resuscitation in the hospital, prolonged episodes of oxygen deprivation within the spinal cord can exacerbate the severity of injury. Therefore, treatments that may bolster oxygen supply to the injured spinal cord hold great promise as future therapeutics.