2016 Friesen Prize Program

Janet Rossant, CC, PhD, FRS, FRSC, 2016 Friesen Prize winner (Photo: Martin Lipman/FCIHR) The Banting Research Foundation sponsored the 2016 Friesen Prize program, where Dr Janet Rossant was awarded the Henry G Friesen International Prize in...

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Jeanette Boudreau, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University Directing natural killer cell cytotoxicity to the tumour’s susceptibilities Natural killer (NK) cells are white blood cells that kill tumours. The potential of each NK cell to...

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Christopher Dennison, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta Impact severity metric for focal head and diffuse brain injury (Photo: Richard Siemens) Whether or not today’s helmets protect the wearer from mild diffuse brain injuries, sometimes...

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Jeffrey Gagnon, PhD

Department of Biology, Laurentian University Investigating the role of H2S in the regulation of ghrelin secretion Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the endocrine cells of the stomach, regulates several aspects of metabolic health, including appetite...

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Kaitlyn McLachlan, PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Guelph Evaluating novel neurobiomarkers in the identification of adults with FASD using portable eye tracking and EEG technology Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are overrepresented...

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Noam Miller, PhD

Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University Exploring neural mechanisms of social behavior using zebrafish (Danio rerio) (l to r) Ramy Ayoub, Mackenzie Schultz, Noam Miller, Chelsey Damphousse This research study uses zebrafish, a small...

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Roxane Paulin, PhD

Department of Medicine, Université Laval Targeting ErbB2 by TAK-165 reverses pulmonary hypertension in vitro and in vivo Roxane Paulin and her Groupe de Recherche en Hypertension Pulmonaire, Université Laval In pulmonary hypertension (high blood...

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