Early career researchers in the Faculty of Medicine received more than $1.2 million from the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund.
They are part of a group of 18 UBC researchers with five years or less of experience since their first academic appointment who were awarded a total of $4.46 million from this fund.
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced the first 157 early career researchers to receive funding for exploratory research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Each recipient will receive up to $250,000 over the next two years.
“Our government’s vision is for our researchers to take risks and be innovative,” said Minister Duncan in a release. “We want our scientists and students to have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, and we want the halls of academia to better reflect the diversity of Canada itself. This new fund will help us achieve that vision.”
The researchers and their project titles are:
Mark S. Cembrowski, assistant professor, department of cellular and physiological sciences
Generation and application of novel molecular biosensor in fear memory
Ryan Flannigan, assistant professor in the department of urologic sciences
Integrating Machine Learning and Single Cell Genomics to Advance Sperm Selection
Anne M Gadermann, assistant professor at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), School of Population and Public Health, and Research Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHÉOS), Providence Health Care Research Institute.
From Society to Cell: Exploring the Social Exposome to Reduce Inequalities in Child Health and Development in Canada
Courtney Pollock, assistant professor in the department of physical therapy
Innovative application of technology to individualize and optimize rehabilitation of walking balance poststroke
Julie Robillard, assistant professor, department of medicine
SOcial Co-creation of Robotic Aging TEchnologieS (SOCRATES)