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angle-left Three RI-MUHC teams receive funding from the CFI and Government of Quebec

Funding will “provide our researchers with the foundational infrastructure needed to become leading-edge contributors in diverse research fields,” says Martha Crago

March 13, 2019

Source: McGill Reporter. Three researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) are among the fifteen McGill recipients of federal grants through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Each McGill recipient will also receive matching funds from the Quebec government for their research endeavours.

“The latest CFI investments provide our researchers with the foundational infrastructure needed to become leading-edge contributors in diverse research fields ranging from mechanical engineering to dermatology,” said Martha Crago, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) of McGill University. 

 Congratulations to these principal investigators from the RI-MUHC:

  • Ivan Litvinov, MD/PhD
    Understanding the Molecular Pathogenesis and Improving Diagnosis and Management of Skin Cancers in Patients [June 2018 Round]
    $60,000 from JELF; $60,000 matching provincial funds.
     
  • David Labbé, PhD, and co-investigator Alex Gregorieff, PhD
    Patient-derived Organoids to Deconvolute the Impact of Tumor Microenvironment on Cancer Initiation and Progression [November 2018 Round]
    $115,397 from JELF; $115,397 matching provincial funds.
     
  • Aparna Suvrathan, PhD
    Cerebellum-dependent Learning: From Synapses to Behavior [November 2018 Round]
    $179,500 from JELF; $179,500 matching provincial funds.


Ivan Litvinov and David Labbé are members of the Cancer Research Program at the RI-MUHC and Aparna Suvrathan is a member of the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program.

Read more in the McGill Reporter
Read the Canada Foundation for Innovation press release

Three RI-MUHC researchers receive funding from the CFI and Government of Quebec