Meet the 2017 Discovery Award recipients

Gareth Lim, PhD
Gareth Lim, PhD
CRCHUM, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Targeting the development of fat cells to prevent obesity
Florian Bentzinger, PhD
Florian Bentzinger, PhD
Department of Pharmacology-Physiology, Université de Sherbrooke
Understanding regulatory mechanisms of muscle stem cells and how they are disrupted in aging and disease
Julien van Grevenynghe, PhD
Julien van Grevenynghe, PhD
Department of Infectious diseases, immunity, cancer and epidemiology, INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier
Studying the role of autophagy, a natural self-destructive process in cells, in immune response to HIV infection
Catherine Larochelle, MD PhD
Catherine Larochelle, MD PhD
CRCHUM, Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal
Studying at a molecular level the contact between T cells and oligodendroctyes, the myelin-producing cells of the central nervous system
Adena Scheer, MD
Adena Scheer, MD
Department of Surgery, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Developing decision-support tools to reduce communication-related health inequities in breast cancer treatment among minority groups.
Jennifer Gordon, PhD
Jennifer Gordon, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Regina
Studying estrogen fluctuation as a factor in depression during perimenopause
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Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award 2018

The Banting Research Foundation and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre are pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the 2018 Banting...

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Banting Research Foundation 2018 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada

The Banting Research Foundation and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada are pleased to announce the Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award supported by...

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2017 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2017 Discovery Award recipients. Six grants were funded in the 2017 competition out of 53 applications. The...

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