Announcing the Fall 2018 Grant-In-Aid of Research Awardees


Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Grant-In-Aid of Research Winners! We look forward to honouring you at the Annual Banquet in Spring 2019


2018 GIAR Awardees:

Swagata Goswami, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program. Project Title: “Role of p21 in cell cycle and differentiation decisions of myeloid cells in health and disease”

Elif Kolanci, Neuroscience Graduate Program. Project Title: “Exploring the roles of sex and intestinal microbial composition in stress-enhanced anxiety-like behavior


Honorable Mentions:

Sunayana Nayak, Biomedical Science Graduate Program. Project Title: “Role of a novel regulator in nutrient acquisition pathways in cancer”

Nguyen “Archie” Tram, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. Project Title: “Preventing blindness: A novel vitreous substitute”

Edna Alfaro Inocente, Entomology Graduate Program. Project Title: “Discovery of natural drimane sesquiterpenes from Madagascan medicinal plants (Cinnamosma spp.) with insecticidal and repellent activities against mosquitoes”

Thomas Bodnar Biochemistry Graduate Program. Project Title: “Downstream proteins that facilitate sarcolemma membrane repair have potential as therapeutics for Duchenne muscular dystrophy” 

Julia Zezinka, Undergraduate Student in Speech and Hearing Science. Project Title: “Outcomes measurement in augmentative & alternative communication device interventions”

Jenna Wilson, Undergraduate Student in Cognitive Neuroscience. Project Title: “A new thrombolytic to prevent or attenuate myocardial infarction”


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