Grant Recipients 2015

In 2015, the following early-career researchers received Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards: Jeffrey Chen, PhD, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines Jeremy Hirota, PhD, University of...

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Jeffrey Chen, PhD

VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines (Photo: Trenna Brusky, VIDO InterVac) Tuberculosis is a serious global health problem, with one-third of the world’s population having been...

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Jeremy Hirota, PhD

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia A 3D-printed human airway model for studying respiratory mucosal immune responses Jeremy Hirota Exposure to allergens and air pollutants in the air we breathe can lead to “lung attacks” in...

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Petra Kienesberger, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University Role of the adipokine autotaxin in obesity-associated insulin resistance Insulin resistance, a major complication of obesity, is a condition where tissues such as skeletal...

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Morgan Langille, PhD

Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University Design and implementation of a human microbiome interaction database It is becoming increasingly apparent that the microbes living on and in our bodies, called the human microbiome, are important...

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Joon Lee, PhD

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo Personalized predictive analytics based on electronic medical data and patient similarity metrics A regular group meeting of the Health Data Science Lab at the University of...

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Catherine Martel, PhD

Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal/ Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre Lymphatic vessel function in atherosclerosis Martel lab group, left to right, François Dallaire, Andreea Milasan, Catherine Martel (Photo: Jonathan B...

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Michael Suits, PhD

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University Protein structure-function relationships in periodontal disease In the mouth, a wide variety of microorganisms are embedded in biofilms that contribute to periodontal diseases...

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Happy 90th Birthday!

The Banting Research Foundation is 90 years old today! In 1925 there were no granting agencies or foundations to support biomedical research in Canada. The Banting Research Foundation was established that year both to commemorate the discovery of...

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2015 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2015 Discovery Award recipients. Seven grants were funded in the 2015 competition out of 78 applications. The successful Discovery Award recipients are: • Jeffrey Chen, VIDO-InterVac, University...

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