McMaster University

Child Health & Exercise
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Bhanu Sharma, MSc

Position: PhD Student, Medical Sciences

Projects: Using exercise training to promote recovery following pediatric brain injury

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73517

E-mail: sharmb1@mcmaster.ca

Bhanu is currently a Department of Medical Sciences doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Brian Timmons. Bhanu completed his MSc and HBSc at the University of Toronto. His first foray into clinical research was as an undergraduate summer research student at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. There, Bhanu learned about the prevention and management of sport-related brain injury, working in an environment that married research with clinical care. With a better understanding of how research and clinical care complement one another, Bhanu then headed to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute to complete his MSc in cognitive neurorehabilitation, where he continued to learn about and from brain injury patients. While completing his MSc, Bhanu studied the effects of cognitive stimulation on brain injury recovery, while growing increasingly curious about the role of exercise and nutrition on the injured brain. With his longstanding personal and newly formed scientific interest in the role of exercise and nutrition on brain injury recovery, Bhanu joined the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program to further his interests as a PhD student.

Funding: Bhanu is currently funded by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.

Fun Facts: Bhanu enjoys spending time in the gym, the garden, watching the Leafs (beat the Habs) and exploring new bands to follow.