Richard Kanyo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences and the Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Disease
President, Postdoctoral Fellows Association

Dr. Richard Kanyo is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, and the Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Disease at the University of Alberta. His project focuses on the role of cellular prion protein in neuroprotection, and he is currently implementing a novel fluorescent calcium integrator to measure neural activity in zebrafish.

Dr. Kanyo is the President of the Postdoctoral Fellows Association (PDFA), and is currently working with the Postdoctoral community and the Provincial Government to include Postdocs in the Post-Secondary Learning Act and improve bargaining rights. After 15 years on campus, he is excited to contribute to the University’s research and learning environment.

With a German-Hungarian background, he is active in the German community on campus and is the current Vice-President of Edmonton’s Hungarian Cultural Society where he coordinates programs and develops by-laws and policies.