Researchers awarded millions in CIHR funding

Four Robarts researchers have been awarded Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), totaling more than $9.7 million. Almost $30 million in funding was also awarded through Project Grants to researchers at Robarts and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Congratulations to the successful applicants from Robarts:

Foundation Grants

Stefan Everling, PhD (Program Leader) - Muscarinic cholinergic modulation of cognition in primates

David Holdsworth, PhD (Program Leader) - Dynamic Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: From Cells to Humans

Ravi Menon, PhD (Program Leader) - Ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Brain Structure and Function in Multiple Sclerosis

Andrew Pruszynski, PhD (Program Leader) - Feature extraction in the tactile periphery: from basic neural mechanisms to better treatments for nerve injury

Project Grants

Gregory Dekaban, PhD, and Arthur Brown, PhD - Anti-CD11d immunotherapy for CNS trauma

Stefan Everling, PhD - Muscarinic modulation of working memory for abstract rules and cognitive control in nonhuman primates

Paula Foster, PhD - Developing In Vivo Imaging Technologies for Quantification of Tumour Associated Macrophages in Breast Cancer

Wataru Inoue, PhD - Chronic stress, synaptic remodelling and neuroendocrine adaptation

Ali Khan, PhD and Stefan Kohler, PhD - Probing hippocampal integrity with ultra-high resolution MRI and behaviour in temporal lobe epilepsy

Grace Parraga, PhD - Change the Outcome: Development and Application of MRI for COPD and Asthma

Stephen Pasternak, PhD - Understanding lysosomal secretion in neurons: a novel mechanism responsible for beta-amyloid release

View the complete list of successful applicants from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry