NSERC Discovery Grants Program Winners

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021

Faculty of Medicine PIs awarded more than $1,175,000 to support cutting-edge research through the NSERC Discovery Grants program!

The Discovery Grants Program and the Discovery Launch Supplement of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) have granted more than $1,175,000 to six researchers from the Faculty of Medicine to support their innovative research projects.

The Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals and recognizes the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. The Discovery Launch Supplement is an additional fund awarded to all Early Career Researchers who are recipients of their first Discovery Grant.


Michele Ardolino (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology): “The immune system beyond protection: role of innate lymphoid cells in the regulation of the estrous cycle”

Dylan Burger (Cellular and Molecular Medicine): “Extracellular vesicles in cellular aging”

Kyle Cowan (Cellular and Molecular Medicine): “Pannexin Interactome: from Discovery to Functional Screening”

Michael Downey (Cellular and Molecular Medicine): “Molecular control of non-histone protein acetylation in budding yeast”

Morgan Fullerton (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology): “Mitochondrial choline metabolism in innate immunity”

Douglas Gray (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology): “Evolutionary and functional relationships between Lgr proteins and ubiquitin-specific proteases”

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