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Applicants Approved for Funding
The Banting Research Foundation awards research grants to the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research and to new investigators nationwide to help them establish their independent research careers in the pursuit of novel approaches to the understanding and treatment of human disease.

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

In 2013/14, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Craig Bailey, University of Guelph
Nicotinic receptor signaling in a mouse model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (project summary)

David Chatenet, Centre INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier
Design and synthesis of peptide inhibitors of PqsE as novel antibacterial therapeutics (project summary)

Margaret K Hahn, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Central insulin to prevent olanzapine-induced adiposity: a rodent model (project summary)

Pierre-Yves Lozach, Centre INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier
Bunyavirus entry into mammalian cells (project summary)

Dave Richard, Université Laval
Protein trafficking to the apical complex of the malaria parasite (project summary)

Marie-Ève Tremblay, Université Laval
Microglial relationships with synaptic elements in Alzheimer’s disease (project summary)

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In 2012/13, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
A universal development platform for the BBDMR

Alexandre Douplik, Ryerson University
Surface enhanced Raman fiber sensor for endoscopic early detection of tumor-related biomolecules in gastroenterology (project summary)

Carl Ernst, McGill University
Functional analysis of the 16p11.2 locus using patient-derived induced-pluripotent stem cells (project summary)

Dennis Jensen, McGill University
Banting Research Foundation/ Rx&D Health Research Foundation Award
Physiological mechanisms of dyspnea relief and improved exercise tolerance after treatment with oral morphine in patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (project summary)

Martin Lévesque, Université Laval
Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance mediated by PlexinC1 in dopamine neurons axonal projections (project summary)

Michelle Scott, Université de Sherbrooke
Banting Research Foundation/ Rx&D Health Research Foundation Award
Characterization of a novel function of small RNAs in alternative splicing (project summary)

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In 2011/12, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
DNA sequencing sample prep suite

Marcelo Berlim, McGill University
Remediating decision-making deficits in depressed subjects at high risk for suicide with transcranial magnetic stimulation (project summary)

Simon Lees, Lakehead University
The IL-6 paradox in the development of insulin resistance (project summary)

Tara Moriarty, University of Toronto
Vascular adhesion mechanisms of the Lyme disease spirochete (project summary)

Takako Niikura, Simon Fraser University
Regulation of amyloid beta metabolism (project summary)

Jonathan Perreault, Institut National de Recherche Scientifique - Institut Armand Frappier
Regulation in the opportunistic pathogen Burkholderia by the MAEB RNA motif (project summary)

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In 2010/11, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
A communal Q-PCR system

Eric Biron, Université Laval
Design and synthesis of peptidomimetic survivin-Hsp90 inhibitors as novel anticancer therapeutics

Jeffrey Fillingham, Ryerson University
The biological function of linker histone acetylation

Michael Jackson, University of Western Ontario
Contribution of TRPM2 channels to the disruption of synaptic plasticity by soluble forms of amyloid beta peptide

Yi Sheng, York University
The Jennifer Dorrington Award
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of p53 E3 ligases

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In 2009/10, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
A tiling microarray/high-throughput sequencing resource for the BBDMR

Mark Bayfield, York University
A mechanistic analysis of RNA chaperone activity of La proteins

Luigi Bouchard, Université de Montréal
A transcriptomic study in familial hypercholesterolemia

Eric Marsault, Université de Sherbrooke
Exploiting the synergies of fatty acid-activated receptors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Denis Soulet, Université Laval
Development of new therapeutic strategies using the immune system in Parkinson's disease

Alicia Viloria-Petit, University of Guelph
The Jennifer Dorrington Award
The role of the Par6 pathway in apoptosis induced by transforming growth factor beta

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In 2008/09, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
Purchase of communal backup software and high-density data tapes

John Allingham, Queen's University
Structural and functional studies of heterodimeric mitotic kinesin motors

Petra Arck, McMaster University
The Jennifer Dorrington Award
Mechanisms of progesterone-mediated fetomaternal tolerance

Emmanulle Cordat, University of Alberta
Regulation of intracellular trafficking of a model membrane protein: the anion exchanger 1

Sebastien Gingras, Université Laval
Role of cysteine- and serine-rich nuclear protein family in mammary gland development

Ute Kothe, University of Lethbridge
Yeast model system for small nucleolar ribnucleoproteins in ribosome biogenesis

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In 2007/08, grants were awarded to the following recipients:

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
Purchase of a communal automated microplate DNA reader

Jean-Bernard Denault, Université de Sherbrooke
The Banting Research Foundation - CIHR Award
Structure function of caspase 7 activation sites

Matthieu Guitton, Université Laval
Analysis of long-term involvement of synaptic plasticity in tinnitus

Luigina Mollica, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Université de Montréal
The Jennifer Dorrington Award
Regulation of hematopoietic stem cell expression of endothelial protein C receptor

Nicolas Pilon, Université du Québec à Montréal
Functional analysis of Cdx transcription factors in neural precursor cells

Jennifer Steeves, York University
The role of early visual experience on face processing in children and adults with one eye

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