Nineteen Faculty of Medicine members received funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), through its Discovery research program. They were awarded more than $3.8 million through the Discovery Grants and Research Tools and Instruments Grants.
Their projects are among 183 UBC-led projects that received a combined $37 million to pursue research in a variety of natural sciences and engineering disciplines. The funding also supports early-career researchers who will bring new perspectives and insights to their fields, enabling them to become the research leaders of tomorrow.
Faculty of Medicine Discovery Grants Awardees and their projects:
- Douglas Allan, department of cellular and physiological sciences, Protein translation control of organism development
- Alexander Beristain, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Deciphering cellular and molecular pathways controlling invasive trophoblast differentiation
- Ryan Brinkman, department of medical genetics, Automated analysis of high dimensional flow cytometry data
- Carl de Boer, School of Biomedical Engineering, Molecular and computational tools for regulatory genomics
- Angela Devlin, department of pediatrics, One Carbon Nutrients and Vascular Function
- Daniel Goldowitz, department of medical genetics, Identification of long non-coding RNAs in mammalian brain development
- Joerg Gsponer, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Designing interactions mediated by disordered protein regions
- Myeong Jin Ju, department of ophthalmology and visual sciences, In vivo digital retinal pathology: imaging retina with molecular specific contrast and cellular resolution
- Ramon Klein Geltink, department of pathology and lab medicine, Cell intrinsic regulation of central carbon metabolism in effector T cells
- Orson Moritz, department of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Probing photoreceptor cell biology using genetically modified amphibians.
- Ivan Sadowski, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Function of Cdk8 in Eukaryotic Cell Growth and Differentiation
- Nika Shakiba, School of Biomedical Engineering, Curbing the Emergence of Clonal Drift in Stem Cell Expansion Culture
- Peter Stirling, department of medical genetics, Nuclear protein quality control mechanisms during genotoxic stress
- Sheila Teves, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Evolution and divergence of TBP-mediated transcription activation mechanisms
- Hilla Weidberg, department of cellular and physiological sciences, Maintaining mitochondrial homeostasis during stress
- Christopher West, department of cellular and physiological sciences, The cardiac-sympathetic contribution to blood pressure regulation
- Peter Zandstra, School of Biomedical Engineering, Systematic stem cell bioprocess engineering
Faculty of Medicine Research Tools and Instruments Grants awardees and their projects:
- Thibault Mayor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, High throughput flow cytometer for the Michael Smith Laboratories
- David Wilson, department of orthopaedics, Upright Open MRI Upgrade for Biomechanics Research