Unmasking Cardiometabolic Disease: Spotlight on Banting Discovery Awardee Dr. Kimberly Dunham-Snary

At the Banting Research Foundation, we take pride in spotlighting the groundbreaking work of our Discovery Award recipients. Today, we are focusing on Dr. Kimberly Dunham-Snary, Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and recipient of the prestigious Banting-Mitacs Discovery Award 2022.

Dr. Dunham-Snary’s research is centered on a novel concept in the field of cardiometabolic diseases—mitochondrial-metabolomic fingerprinting. As we know, cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, continue to be major health challenges worldwide. But what if we could better understand these diseases at a molecular level?

That’s exactly what Dr. Dunham-Snary is exploring. She’s looking at the mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, and their metabolomic fingerprints—unique metabolic profiles that could potentially hold the key to early detection and improved treatment strategies for cardiometabolic diseases.

This innovative approach could revolutionize how we understand, diagnose, and treat a range of heart and metabolic conditions. Her work exemplifies the pioneering spirit of Banting Research Foundation-supported research, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge to improve human health.

The Banting Research Foundation is proud to support researchers like Dr. Dunham-Snary who are committed to bold and transformative health and biomedical research. However, this work is not possible without your help. By donating to the Banting Research Foundation, you are directly supporting promising early-career Canadian researchers and their innovative projects. Together, we can make a difference. Please consider making a donation today.