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Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences awarded more than $1million in funding

Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences awarded more than $1million in funding

Queen’s University has been awarded over $2.8 million in funding in the latest rounds of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Out of this funding, the Faculty of Health Sciences is proud to announce that almost half (just over $1 million) will be awarded to six projects located in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Faculty of Health Sciences Projects:

David Natale (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) - Stress-mediated Trophoblast Proliferation: Adaptation or Pathology?  $100,000

Che Colpitts (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) - Membrane Remodelling by Positive-sense RNA Viruses: Molecular Mechanisms and Cellular Responses, $150,000

Tricia Cottrell (Cancer Biology and Genetics) - Characterization of Immunological Mechanisms Underlying Evasion of Checkpoint Blockade in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, $200,000

Lynne-Marie Postovit (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) - Research Center to Study Cancer with Single Cell Resolution, $240,000

By partnering with the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat’s (TIPS) Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program and Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program through the JELF fund, the CFI has also funded CRC-JELF projects, two of which are led by Faculty of Health Sciences researchers:

  • Amber Simpson (School of Computing and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) - Computational Phenotypes of Cancer, $76,000
  • Anna Panchenko (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) - Decoding Cancer with Supercomputers, $235,550


For a complete list of projects from across campus, please visit the original Gazette article.

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