Marva Sweeney-Nixon

Name:
Marva Sweeney-Nixon
Email:
msweeney@upei.ca
Position:
Professor
Department
Biology
Phone:
902-566-0633
Building
Duffy Science Centre 438
Island Scholar
Island Scholar Biography

Chair, Department of Biology; Professor

BSc (Mount Allison); MSc, PhD (Dalhousie)

Dr Sweeney moved to UPEI in August 1997, after a short stint as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan, and Principal Investigator in the Saskatchewan Stroke Research Center, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. Previously, she completed a PhD in Pharmacology at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS), and an MRC-funded post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of London (St. George’s Hospital and Royal Free Hospital Schools of Medicine, UK).

Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular diseases; hypertension; atherosclerosis; diabetes; renal disease
  • Stroke and neurodegenerative diseases; different forms of cell death; neuroprotection
  • Oxidative stress and inflammation; antioxidants
  • Animal models of diseases; animal tissue culture