Discover - December 2014


"It was truly an inspiring day." With these words Victor Garber shared his admiration for the research being undertaken at Robarts Research Institute. The award-winning actor returned to his native London last month as the special guest for the Leaders in Innovation Dinner, sharing his family's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Read More and View the Photo Gallery.

Meet new Robarts scientist Andrew Pruszynski
Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, joined the Robarts team this month. Discover his research interests and what he's looking forward to as a scientist at the Institute. Read More

Exploring the power of citrus fruits
Amy Burke, PhD Candidate, is working to prove the power of citrus fruits to fight against obesity and prevent heart disease. It's a project that convinced her to pursue her research career at Robarts. Read More

Robarts recruits two new scientists
Robarts Research Institute welcomes two new scientists this month: Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo and Andrew Pruszynski, PhD. Read More

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Discover eNewsletter - Year in review
We're marking the anniversary of the Discover eNewsletter by sharing your favourite stories and profiles from throughout 2014. Enjoy some interesting and fun holiday reading. Read More
Celebrate the season at Robarts - December 17
Join us for the annual Robarts Holiday Floor Crawl and Door Decorating Contest. We will crawl from floor to floor with great food and holiday cheer. Read More
HIV research facility announced
On World AIDS Day (December 1), Schulich Medicine & Dentistry unveiled plans for a state-of-the art research facility, the only one of its kind in Canada. Watch the CTV story here
In the news: Dr. Rob Hegele
The Winnipeg Free Press reports on daily statin use, weighing  the risks and benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs with input from leading researchers. Read the article
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Congratulations to Sarah Svenningsen and Damien Pike, PhD Candidates, and Gregory Paulin, MSc Candidate.
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Robarts scientists are leading the way in Alzheimer's research.
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Learn about the current funding opportunities available to students.
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Support the Robarts "Angel Tree" with your donations of non-perishables, toys, clothing and books.
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