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angle-left RI-MUHC researchers receive federal grants through the CFI's John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Congratulations to four RI-MUHC researchers!

August 31, 2020

Source: McGill Newsroom. Four members of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) are among 38 McGill researchers who received federal grants through the latest round of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) administered by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The JELF fund helps universities attract top talent in diverse fields of research by providing them with the highly specialized research infrastructure they need to be leaders in their field. The recipients will also receive matching funds from the Quebec government.

Congratulations to the following RI-MUHC members:

Wei-Hsiang Huang, Junior Scientist in the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program, for the project Mechanism and Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders Associated with Copy Number Variants ($169,634 from JELF; $169,634 matching provincial funds).

John Kildea, Investigator in the Cancer Research (CRP) Program, for the project Development of Strategies to Better Understand and Control the Long-term Side Effects of Radiotherapy ($87,579 from JELF; $87,579 matching provincial funds).

Tyler Churchward-Venne, Associate Investigator in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications (MeDiC) Program, for the project Exercise and Nutrition to Support Skeletal Muscle Heath Across the Lifespan ($344,957 from JELF; $344,957 matching provincial funds).

Jean-François Trempe, Associate Investigator in the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program, with McGill colleagues Gergely Lukacs and Kalle Gehring, for the project “Conformational Dynamics of Complex Proteins in Health and Diseases" ($592,636 from JELF; $592,636 matching provincial funds).

Wei-Hsiang Huang, John Kildea, Tyler Churchward-Venne and Jean-François Trempe are members of the Research Institute of the MUHC.
Wei-Hsiang Huang, John Kildea, Tyler Churchward-Venne and Jean-François Trempe are members of the Research Institute of the MUHC.

We also congratulate researchers from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute–Hospital) and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) who are affiliated with the RI-MUHC’s Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program and Cancer Research Program :

Julien Doyon and Birgit Frauscher, for the project Creation of a Multidisciplinary Sleep Laboratory at the Neuro ($254, 296 from JELF; $254, 296 matching provincial funds).

Jean-François Poulin, for the project Mapping Dopamine Circuits in the Healthy and Diseased Brain ($294,592 from JELF; $294,592 matching provincial funds).

Peter Siegel, with colleague Claire Brown, for the project The Role of Lipoma Preferred Partner (LPP) in Regulating Breast Cancer Progression ($744,304 from JELF; $744,304 matching provincial funds).

CFI official press release.