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 Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • Vaccinium berries (blueberries, cranberries)
  • 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
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