Meet some of our notable alumni

Many of our past grants sparked remarkable discoveries that transformed the practice of medicine and surgery, reduced illness and death rates, and propelled many of our recipients to positions of leadership and influence across Canada.
Janet Rossant, CC PhD FRS FRSC
Janet Rossant, CC PhD FRS FRSC
World-renowned expert in developmental biology
Adolfo de Bold, OC PhD FRSC
Adolfo de Bold, OC PhD FRSC
Best known for his discovery of atrial natriuretic peptide
Imogen Coe, PhD
Imogen Coe, PhD
Promotes diversity and gender equity in science, and is a champion for women and girls in STEM

Meet the 2017 Discovery Award recipients

These early career investigators successfully competed in a field of 53 applicants from all fields of health and biomedical science.
Jennifer Gordon, PhD
Jennifer Gordon, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Regina
Studying estrogen fluctuation as a factor in depression during perimenopause
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
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
Gareth Lim, PhD
Gareth Lim, PhD
CRCHUM, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Targeting the development of fat cells to prevent obesity
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.
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

Meet the 2016 Discovery Award recipients

These early career investigators successfully competed in a field of 50 applicants from all fields of health and biomedical science.
Roxane Paulin, PhD
Roxane Paulin, PhD
Department of Medicine, Université Laval
Targeting a molecular receptor to treat pulmonary hypertension
Jeffrey Gagnon, PhD
Jeffrey Gagnon, PhD
Department of Biology, Laurentian University
Regulating ghrelin secretion to reduce appetite
Jeanette Boudreau, PhD
Jeanette Boudreau, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Selecting natural killer (NK) cells to kill tumours
Kaitlyn McLachlan, PhD
Kaitlyn McLachlan, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Guelph
Using novel biomarkers to identify adults with FASD
Christopher Dennison, PhD
Christopher Dennison, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Developing new metrics for helmet testing relative to brain injury
Noam Miller, PhD
Noam Miller, PhD
Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Studying social behaviour of zebrafish to test medications for social disorders

Where we've funded research

The Banting Research Foundation has funded promising new investigators from across Canada since 1926. Links to investigator profiles for research funded since 2011 are available on this map.