NSERC Discovery Grants 2021 Funding Announcement

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021

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Congratulations to researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and affiliated research institutes on their recent success in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants Competition!

NSERC funded 6 grants, for a total of $1,187,500:

  • Michele Ardolino (Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology/ Ottawa Hospital Research Institute):The immune system beyond protection: role of innate lymphoid cells in the regulation of the estrous cycle
  • Dylan Burger (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine/ Ottawa Hospital Research Institute): Extracellular vesicles in cellular aging
  • Kyle Cowan (Department of Surgery/ Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute): Pannexin Interactome: from Discovery to Functional Screening
  • Michael Downey (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine): Molecular control of non-histone protein acetylation in budding yeast
  • Morgan Fullerton (Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology): Mitochondrial choline metabolism in innate immunity
  • Douglas Gray (Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute): Evolutionary and functional relationships between Lgr proteins and ubiquitin-specific proteases


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