Kyle Biggar, PhD

Department of Biology, Carleton University Identification of new substrates of the histone methyltransferase enzyme, SMYD3, and their implication in lung cancer development Lysine methylation plays a critical role in the development of many human...

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Ali Abdul-Sater, PhD

School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University Dissecting the role of TRAF1 in regulating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are largely driven by abnormal inflammatory responses...

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2018 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2018 Discovery Award recipients! We were able to fund nine grants this year, out of 47 applications, thanks to generous support from the McLean Foundation and the Dystonia Medical Research...

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Mladen Vranic, OC MD DSc

Mladen Vranic is best known for his work in glucose tracer methodology to study the effects of exercise and stress in diabetes. He came to Canada to work with Charles H Best, co-discoverer of insulin, and was first funded by the Banting Research...

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Executive Director position, part-time

Update – this position has been filled. The Banting Research Foundation is seeking a part-time Executive Director to manage all activities of the Foundation, including its annual grant program. The position reports to the Board of Trustees...

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Charles H Hollenberg, OC MD FRSC

Charles Hollenberg was a physician, administrator, teacher and researcher. Born in Manitoba and educated at the University of Manitoba, he started his research career in 1960 at McGill University. After a decade there, he moved to the University...

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Brenda L Gallie, CM MD FRCSC

Brenda Gallie is a world-renowned ophthalmologist known for her contributions to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of retinoblastoma, a childhood eye cancer. In 1983, shortly after being appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology at the...

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Julien van Grevenynghe, PhD

Department of Infectious diseases, immunity, cancer and epidemiology, INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier and the Université du Québec Autophagy regulates CD8 T-cell killing activity during chronic HIV-1 infection Autophagy, a natural...

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Adena Scheer, MD

Department of Surgery, St Michael’s Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, and the University of Toronto Cross-cultural communications in breast cancer treatment Dr Adena Scheer (Photo: St Michael’s Hospital) Among minorities...

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Gareth Lim, PhD

CRCHUM, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal Evaluating the therapeutic potential of 14-3-3ζ for the treatment of obesity Gareth Lim and his team, from left to right, Jeremie Shabani, Abel Oppong, Gareth Lim, Mina Sadeghi, Yves Mugabo...

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Catherine Larochelle, MD PhD

CRCHUM, Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal Molecular mechanisms underlying T lymphocytes interactions with oligodendrocytes in neuroinflammation Larochelle lab group In multiple sclerosis (MS), there is an abnormal response of...

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