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Research Grants and Awards

Celebrating our research achievements

Our faculty and trainees are regularly awarded regional, national, and international awards and grants. Below are some of their recent successes. Only principal investigator information is listed.

Faculty

Name, dept. Granting agency Research program Title
Dr. Yukiko Asada, Dept. of CH&E
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Understanding inequalities and inequities in health and wellness among older Canadians
Dr. Fred Burge, Dept. of Family Medicine
Canadian Institutes of Health Research SPOR PIHCI Network: Management & Operations Grant
Nova Scotia Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network
Dr. Christine Chambers, Dept. of Pediatrics
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Knowledge to Action Grant
Cancer pain assessment and management in children: Using social media to bridge the gap
Dr. Christine Chambers, Dept. of Pediatrics Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation  Scotia Support Grant  Trainee support funds 
Dr. Christine Chambers, Dept. of Pediatrics Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Development/Innovative Grant  Developing a method for studying online health information sharing over social media 
Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation  Establishment Grant  Investigating the role of Tec kinases in the virus-induced cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma 
Dr. Roy Duncan, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology Canadian Institutes of Health Research  Foundation Grant  Viral membrane fusion machines: evolution, applications, mechanism-of-action and pathogenic implications.
Dr. Jim Fawcett, Depts. of Surgery and Pharmacology Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Identification of mechanisms underlying the development of neural circuits involved in movement
Dr. Alon Friedman, Dept of Medical Neuroscience Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation  Establishment Grant  “The Role of Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction and TGF-beta Mediated Signaling in Post-Traumatic Epileptogenesis”
Dr. Tomas Hajek, Dept. of Psychiatry Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Is type 2 diabetes mellitus a risk factor for neuroanatomical changes, cognitive impairment and oxidative stress in bipolar disorders?
Dr. Barbara Karten, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Role of mitochondrial cholesterol homeostasis in brain energy metabolism and neuronal function
Dr. Morgan Langille, Dept. of Pharmacology Banting Research Foundation Discovery Grant Design and implementation of a human microbiome interaction knowledge base
Dr. Patrick Lee, Dept. of Pathology  Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Innovation Grant  Temporospatial onco-viro-immune analysis for deciphering, therapeutic targeting and strategic management of the immunological determinants of virus-assisted anti-cancer immunotheraphy 
Dr. Patrick Lee, Dept. of Pathology
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant The role of NMNAT2, a new p53 target gene, in feedback regulation of p53 function via the SIRT deacetylases.
Dr. Paola Marcato, Dept. of Pathology  Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation  Establishment Grant  “Identification of genes which determine paclitaxel response in breast cancer"
Dr. Chris McMaster, Dept. of Pharmacology Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant A Novel Antibiotic Class to Treat Diabetic Ulcer Infections
Dr. Kishore Pasumarthi, Dept. of Pharmacology  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada  Grant-in-Aid  Molecular and Functional Characterization of Cardiac Progenitor Cells
Dr. T. Alexander Quinn, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenesis with Altered Ventricular Strain during Acute Regional Ischaemia
Dr. Chris Richardson, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Role of PVRL4 (Nectin-4) receptor in measles virus infections and oncolytic therapy
Dr. George Robertson, Depts of Psychiatry and Pharmacology  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Grant-in-Aid Mitochondrial calcium uptake and targeted therapeutics
Dr. Andrew Roger, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Anaerobic eukaryotic microbes and the human microbiome: a genomic and metagenomic study
Dr. Robert Rose, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Impaired regulation of sinoatrial node function and atrial arrhythmogenesis in the diabetic heart
Dr. Isabel Smith, Dept. of Pediatrics Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transition Open Operating Grant Optimizing impact of community-based early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder
Dr. Robin Urquhart, Dept. of Surgery Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network - National Centre of Excellence  Strategic Impact Grant  Enhancing the primary healthcare system's ability to identify and plan with seriously ill frail elderly
Dr. Johan van Limbergen, Dept. of Pediatrics Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Salary Award - PA: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Optimizing enteral nutrition theraphy in pediatric crohn's disease: microbiome ecology to guide bench-to-bedside translational research

Trainees

Name, dept. Granting agency Research program Title

Dylan Deska-Gauthier, Dept. of Medical Neuroscience
Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine  CW McCormick Neurosciences Graduate Studentship  The characterization of calretinin expressing V3 interneurons in the developing mouse spinal cord: How Sim1 affects embryonic calretinin expression 

Maximillian Fiander, Dept. of Pharmacology
Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine  Multiple Sclerosis Graduate Studentship  Assessing the effects of Equepa on neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and motor disability in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mouse model of multiple sclerosis 
Seirin Goldade, Dept. of CH&E Canadian Institutes of Health Research Masters award: Banting and Best CGS Perinatal risk factors for hypertension in women
Youra Kim, Dept. of Pathology Canadian Institutes of Health Research Masters award: Banting and Best CGS Selective inhibition of anti-viral immune response to enhance the efficacy of oncolytic virotherapy
Kristin Ko, School of Biomedical Engineering
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Masters award: Banting and Best CGS Investigating the pathophysiology and treatment of Parkinson's Disease using 3D cell co-cultures
Sunghan Jung, Dept. of Medical Neuroscience Canadian Institutes of Health Research Masters award: Banting and Best CGS Modulation of retinal horizontal cells
Laura Lee Madden, Dept. of CH&E
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Masters award: Banting and Best CGS "Health and safety of immigrant farm workers in Nova Scotia: Barriers and enablers of being health and safe"
Maria Wilson, Dept. of CH&E
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Masters award: Banting and Best CGS Harmful outcomes associated with alcohol use in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) high school students: Does school connectedness mediate such associations?