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.
Imogen Coe, PhD
Imogen Coe, PhD
Promotes diversity and gender equity in science, and is a champion for women and girls in STEM
Adolfo de Bold, OC PhD FRSC
Adolfo de Bold, OC PhD FRSC
Best known for his discovery of atrial natriuretic peptide
Janet Rossant, CC PhD FRS FRSC
Janet Rossant, CC PhD FRS FRSC
World-renowned expert in developmental biology

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

Where we've funded research

Markers show where we have funded research since 1926. Links go to research profiles on this site, research funded since 2011.