BLENCOWE LAB
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO


Funding and Awards
FUNDING
Our research is funded by the following grant agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCS), the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC),Stem Cell Network (SCN) and Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute.

AWARDS
2012: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Polanyi Award
2011: Canadian Society for Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Senior Investigator Award
1999-2003: Premier's Research Excellence Award
1998: Canada Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Award
1998-03: Medical Research Council of Canada/CIHR Scholar Award
1998-01: US DoD Breast Cancer Research Program Idea Award

Members of the Blencowe lab have been highly successful in competing for studentships, postdoctoral awards and research prizes.

Present and Past Awardees are:
Hong Han: Ontario Graduate Scholarsip (OGS), 2013-present
Emil Nachman: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2013-present
Eesha Sharma: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2013-present
Hong Han: Jennifer Dorrington Award for Research Excellence, 2012-2013
Bushra Raj: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2012-present
Serge Gueroussov: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2012-present
Ulrich Braunschweig: Long Term Fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program, 2012-present
Bushra Raj: University of Toronto Dorrington Award (for excellence in graduate student research), 2012
Ulrich Braunschweig: EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012
Hong Han: University of Toronto Open Studentship, 2011
Bushra Raj: University of Toronto Open Studentship, 2011
Mathieu Quesnel-Vallières: Department of Molecula Genetics Norman Bethune Award, 2011
Manuel Irimia: Human Frontiers Science Program Organization Long-Term Fellowship, 2011
John Calarco: Harold M. Weintraub Award (for excellence in graduate student research), 2011
Serge Gueroussov: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Studentship, 2011
Yoseph Barash and John Calarco: CIHR Lap-Chee Tsui Publication Award, 2011
Manuel Irimia: C.H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011
Nuno Barbosa-Morais: Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, 2011
Hong Han: University of Toronto Open Studentship, 2011
Nuno Barbosa-Morais: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
John Calarco: Harvard Bauer Fellowship, 2010
John Calarco: RNA Society Scaringe Award (for excellence in graduate student research), 2009
Arneet Saltzman: Jennifer Dorrington Award, 2008
John Calarco: 1st prize in the Department of Molecular Genetics Retreat 2008 poster competition
Sidrah Ahmad: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2008-09
Mathieu Gabut: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2011
John Calarco: NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship 2007-2010
Christine Misquitta: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008
Mathieu Gabut C.H. Best Foundation - Banting and Best Department of Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007
John Calarco: Roman Pakula award, 2006
John Calarco: Poster Prize at the Sherbrooke RiboClub Meeting, 2005
Arneet Saltzman: MSc Student Poster Prize, MedGen Departmental Retreat, 2005
Arneet Saltzman: NSERC Studentship, 2004-present
Joanna Ip: U of T Open Fellowships, 2003-2005
John Calarco: Best Institute Summer Student Poster Competition, First Place, 2003
Henry Siu: U of T Open Fellowship, 2003-2004
Christine Misquitta: C.H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2004
Emanuel Rosonina: Martin Breitman Prize for the best graduate student poster, MedGen Departmental Retreat, 2002
Emanuel Rosonina: NCIC Terry Fox Research Studentship, 2001-2003

DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS
We are grateful to the following individuals for donations in support of our research:

Jane and Rick Aronovitz
Selma Coblenz
Mary Brosnihan


Last updated July 15, 2013