Welcome to IMPART

We’re a research team focused on improving people’s quality of life through understanding and treating metabolic and inflammatory diseases.

Current Project Summaries

Take a look at a few of the problems we’re focusing our collective energy on right now.


Check out some of the fascinating scholarly articles that have been published by team members in years past.


Explore opportunities within IMPART for curious and committed researchers, clinicians, scientists and students.

Meet the IMPART Team

Introducing ourselves, our careers, and our current projects

Dr. Petra Kienesberger
Assistant Professor
Dr. Keith Brunt
Translational Scientist
Dr. Jean-Francois Legare
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Christie Aguiar
Research Coordinator
Dr. Jeremy Simpson
Associate Professor
Dr. Ansar Hassan
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Juliana Prestes
Community & MedTech Engagement
Alexandra Yip
Research Analyst