Wanda M. Snow

Research Associate
Room 224, 65 Dafoe Road


Role

Wanda engages in research related to various aspects of teaching and learning in higher education, including developing and testing innovative interventions through research and/or evaluation studies. She also works closely with faculty and external units to collaborate and assist researchers in scholarly activities related to teaching and learning in academia. In her current role at the Centre, she is examining health as a factor in undergraduate academic persistence as well as investigating postsecondary education as a potential determinant of brain health among older adults.


Biography

After completing her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in the Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Wanda received her postdoctoral training in the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St. Boniface Albrechtsen Research Centre, where she investigated transcriptional regulation of learning and memory in models of Alzheimer’s disease. As a former Research Development Officer with the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, she provided research support to faculty, including grant development, manuscript preparation, and serving as a liaison between faculty, collaborators, and funders. She has previously held several Research Associate positions within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (Community Health Sciences, Medical Education, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics) and has been an instructor of adult education at adult learning centres and postsecondary institutions (Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University).

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Education

B.Sc. (Spec), M.A., PhD


Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals

Woodgate, R.W., Gonzalez, M., Demczuk, L., Kirk, S., Snow, W. M. (2019). How do peers promote inclusion of children with disabilities? A mixed methods systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1561955.

Scruby, L., Rona, H., Leipert, B., Mair, H., Snow, W.M. (2019). Exploring social support, sport participation and rural women’s health using photovoice: the Manitoba experience. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0844562119832395.

Snow, W.M., Oikawa, K., Djordjevic, J., Albensi, B.C. (2019). Strain differences in hippocampal synaptic dysfunction in the TgCRND8 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Implications for improving translational capacity. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 94: 11-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcn.2018.10.005.

Adlimoghaddam, A., Snow, W.M., Stortz, G., Goertzen, A.L., Ko, J.H., Djordjevic, J., Perez, C., Albensi, B.C. (2019). Regional hypometabolism in the 3xTg mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Disease, 127: 264-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2019.03.008.

Snow, W.M., Cadonic, C., Cortes-Perez, C., Roy Chowdhury, S.K., Djordjevic, J., Thomson, E., Bernstein, M.J., Suh, M., Fernyhough, P., & Albensi, B.C. (2018). Chronic dietary creatine enhances hippocampal-dependent spatial memory, bioenergetics, and levels of plasticity-related proteins associated with NF-κB. Learning & Memory, 25 (2): 54-66.

Djordjevic, J., Thomson, E., Chowdhury, S.R., Snow, W.M., Perez, C., Wong, T.P., Fernyhough, P., & Albensi, B.C. (2017). Brain region- and sex-specific alterations in mitochondrial function and NF-κB signaling in the TgCRND8 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience, 361: 81-92. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.08.006.

Snow, W.M., Dale, R., O’Brien-Moran, Z., Buist, R., Peirson, D., Martin, M., Albensi, B.C. (2017). In Vivo detection of gray matter neuropathology in the 3xTg mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease with diffusion tensor imaging. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 58:841-853.

Snow, W.M., Albensi, B.C. Neuronal gene targets of NF-κB in the typical brain and their dysregulation in Alzheimer’s disease (2016). Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience Nov 9;9:118.

Snow, W.M., Pahlavan, P., Djordjevic, J., McAllister, D., Alashmali, S., Bernstein, M., Suh, Miyoung, Albensi, B.C. (2015). Morris water maze training elevates hippocampal levels of transcription factor nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 and nuclear factor kappa B p65. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 8; 70: 1-12.

Snow, W.M., Stoesz, B.M., Kelly, D.M., and Albensi, B.C. (2014). Roles for NF-κB and gene targets of NF-κB in synaptic plasticity, memory, and navigation. Molecular Neurobiology, 49: 757-70.

Snow, W.M., Anderson, J.E., and Fry, M. (2014). Regional and genotypic differences in intrinsic electrophysiological properties of cerebellar Purkinje neurons from wild-type and dystrophin-deficient mdx mice. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 107:19-31.

Snow, W.M., Stoesz, B.M., and Anderson, J.E. (2014). The cerebellum in emotional processing: evidence from human and non-human animals. AIMS Neuroscience; 1: 96-119; invited review.

Janke, A., Upadhaya, R., Snow, W.M., and Anderson, J.E. (2013). A new look at cytoskeletal NOS-1 and β-dystroglycan changes in developing muscle and brain in control and mdx dystrophic mice. Developmental Dynamics, 242: 1369-81. 

Snow, W.M., Anderson, J.E., and Jakobson, L.S. (2013). Neuropsychological and neurobehavioral functioning in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37: 743-752.

Snow, W.M., Fry, M., and Anderson, J.E. (2013). Increased density of dystrophin protein in the lateral versus the vermal mouse cerebellum. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 33: 513-520.

Lahki, S., Snow, W.M., and Fry, M. (2013). Insulin modulates the electrical activity of subfornical organ neurons. Neuroreport, 24: 329-334.

Stoesz, B.M., Hare, J.F., and Snow, W.M. (2013). Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying affiliative social behaviour: insights from comparative research. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews; 37:123-132.

Snow, W.M., Wener, P., MacDonald, L., Ateah, C., Davis, P., Fricke, M., Metge, C., Ludwig, S., and Anderson, J. (2011). Student-identified participation barriers to interprofessional education. Interdisciplinary Studies Journal, 1: 19-27.

Anderson, J., Ateah, C., Wener, P., Snow, W.M., MacDonald, L., Davis, P., Metge, C., Fricke, M., Ludwig, S. (2011). Differences in pre-licensure interprofessional learning: classroom vs. practice settings. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2: 3-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.22230/jripe.2011v2n1a54. 

Ateah, C., Snow, W.M., Wener, P., MacDonald, L., Davis, P., Metge, C., Fricke, M., Ludwig, S., Anderson, J. (2011). Stereotyping as a barrier to collaboration: does interprofessional education make a difference? Nurse Education Today, 31: 208-213.

Murray, R.P., Tyas, S., Snow, W.M., Ekuma, O., Bond, R., Barnes, G. (2010). Exploring the boundary between health protective and hazardous drinking in a community cohort. Addictive Behaviours, 35: 278-281.

St. John, P., Snow, W.M., Tyas, S. (2010). Alcohol use among older adults.  Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 20: 56-68.

Snow, W.M., Murray, R. P., Ekuma, O., Tyas, S.L., and Barnes, G. (2009). Alcohol use and health outcomes: a comparison across age and gender in the Winnipeg Health and Drinking Survey Cohort. Age & Ageing, 38: 206-12.

Wener, P., Nelson, M., Fricke, M., MacDonald, L., Anderson, J.E., The Manitoba Initiative for Interprofessional Education For Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice Working Group and Schönwetter, Dieter J. (2008). Contributing to the sustainability of Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice (IECPCP): A teaching resource manual. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 8: 1-3. (author under the Working Group). doi: /10.1080/13561820802293105.

MacDonald, L., Fricke, M., Wener, P., Nelson, M., Schönwetter, D. J., Anderson, J. E. and The Manitoba Initiative for Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice (IECPCP) Working Group (2008). De novo learning in creating a graduate studies course on Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice (IECPCP). Journal of Interprofessional Care. 8: 1-3. (author under the Working Group). doi:/10.1080/13561820802293071.

Snow, W.M., Hartle, K., and Ivanco, T. (2008). Altered morphology of motor cortex neurons in the VPA rat model of autism.  Developmental Psychobiology, 50: 633-9.

Wener, P., Snow, W.M., Altman, G. (2008). GROW in Gimli Program: Partnering to enable transitioning to community living. Good Autism Practice, 10: 68-72.

Wallace, M.G., Hartle, K.D., Snow, W.M., Ward, N.L, and Ivanco, T.L. (2007). Effect of hypoxia on the morphology of striatal neurons in CD1 mice.  Neuroscience, 147: 90-96.

Snow, W.M., Connett, J.E., and Murray, R.P. (2007). Predictors of attendance and dropout in the Lung Health Study. Controlled Clinical Trials, 28: 25-32.

Articles Published in Non-refereed Journals

Wener, P., Snow, W.M., Altman, G. (2008). Occupational therapy in partnership: enabling a dream. OT Now. 

Books and Chapters

Odero, G., Vadakkan, K., Snow, W.M., and Albensi, B.C. (2012). Roles for NF-κB in Regulating Gene Expression in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory. In B.C. Albensi (Ed.), Transcription Factors CREB and NF-κB: Involvement in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation. Bentham: Oak Park, IL.


Grants

Anderson, J. (PI) and Fry, W.M. (July 2009-June 2010). Cerebellar Pathophysiology associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Operating Grant, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Institute of Child Health). $38,247. *Written as PhD student as a course project in collaboration with supervisors (as PI and Co-PI).

Murray, R. (PI) and Snow, W.M. (2008). Definitions of Binge Drinking Associated with Harm, Research Grant, Health Science Centre Research Foundation, $10,500 (Co-Investigator).

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