Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology Researchers awarded over $7.5 million by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Researchers from the OISB have received over $7.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in support of exciting research that could lead to better treatment options for cancer, diabetes, neurodegeneration and heart disease. The projects were funded through both CIHR’s inaugural Foundation grants, as well as its most recent operating grant competition. Such success highlights the innovative systems biology research being conducted at the OISB.  Congratulations to all. 

 Below are a list of the Principal Investigators and the title of their projects.

 Foundation Grants:

Jeffery Dilworth - Epigenetic Regulation of Muscle Regeneration in Health and Disease

Mary Ellen Harper - Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Redox Biology in Obesity and Related Disease

 Operating Grants:

Kristin Baetz - Elucidating the role of lysine acetylation in stress granule dynamics

Steffany Bennett - Targeting connexin and pannexin communication in demyelinating diseases

Alexandre Blais - Role of SIX family transcription factors in proliferation and tissue regeneration

Marjorie Brand - Role of oncogenic transcription factors in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Derrick Gibbings - Mechanisms of RNA Degradation by Autophagy

William Stanford - The role of PCL2/PRC2 in hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia


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