June 2022 Award Winners

Dr. Mani Larijani (pictured), Professor & Shrum Chair in Biological Mechanisms of Disease at SFU, received an NSERC Discovery Grant to study the volutionary trajectories of DNA/RNA-editing enzymes involved in adaptive and innate immunity. See which other Vancouver researchers received grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships in June.
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May 2022 Award Winners

Parneet Sekhon, an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Ken Harder's lab at UBC, received a NanoMedicines Innovation Network Undergraduate Studentship in NanoMedicines Research award. Her project aims to explore the chemistry of lipid nanoparticle-mediated co-delivery of Cas9 mRNA and single-guide RNA. See which other Vancouver researchers received grants, awards, scholarships, and fellowships in May.
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March 2022 Award Winners

Emilie Carpentier, a PhD student in Dr. Tony Mestrovic's lab at UBC, placed first in UBC's Three Minute Thesis competition. She discussed a 4D modelling technique to better target radiation treatments for liver cancer patients. See which other Vancouver researchers received grants, awards, scholarships, and fellowships in March.
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Dr. Kuo-Shyan Lin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at UBC and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Molecular Oncology at BC Cancer, received a CIHR Project Grant to design radiopharmaceuticals to treat clear cell renal cell carcinoma. See which other Vancouver researchers won grants and scholarships in February.
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January 2022 Award Winners

Dr. Kasmintan (Intan) Schrader (pictured), Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC Faculty of Medicine, is a newly appointed Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics. See which other Vancouver researchers won grants, awards, and scholarships in January.
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December 2021 Award Winners

Dr. Curtis Suttle (pictured), a Professor of Botany, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, and Microbiology & Immunology at UBC, was appointed to the Order of Canada for “his innovative scholarship in the area of marine virology and for his mentorship of the next generation of scientists.” Find out which other Vancouver researchers won grants, awards, and scholarships in the December award summary.
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November 2021 Award Winners

Dr. Nika Shakiba (pictured), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UBC, received a SickKids - CIHR - IHDCYH New Investigator Grant to improve the safety, efficiency, and purity of beta cell therapies for Type 1 Diabetes. See which other Vancouver researchers won grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships in November.
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October 2021 Award Winners

Dr. Anna Blakney (pictured), an Assistant Professor at UBC, was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant to investigate the mechanisms of immunity and protection against chlamydia of RNA and protein vaccines. See which other Vancouver researchers won awards and grants this month.
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