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2020 Yip Awards recognize early graduate research in biomedicine

November 13, 2020

Ten graduate students have been awarded the Cecil Yip Graduate Research Award – for research projects that range from mapping the liver at the molecular level to improving cancer drug delivery using nanoparticles.

The award was established to honour the late University of Toronto Professor Cecil Yip, former vice-dean of research at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and co-founder of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Open to all first-year students doing research in the Donnelly Centre, the annual $3,000 prize recognizes cross-disciplinary research in biomedicine.

This year’s winners are:

  • Zoe Clarke (department of molecular genetics)
  • Delaram Pouyabahar (department of molecular genetics)
  • Kenny Rebelo (department of molecular genetics)
  • Ronald Xie (department of molecular genetics)
  • Erik Jacques (Institute of Biomedical Engineering)
  • Elana Sefton (Institute of Biomedical Engineering)
  • Zahra Sepahi (Institute of Biomedical Engineering)
  • Kai Slaughter (Institute of Biomedical Engineering)
  • Chang (Amber) Xue (Institute of Biomedical Engineering)
  • Daniela Isaacs-Bernal (department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry)

“On behalf of everyone at the award committee I would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 Yip Doctoral Research Award,” said Christopher Yip, dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and principal investigator in the Donnelly Centre where he also serves as chair of the award committee.

“The awarded projects are at the cutting edge of biomedicine and provide fantastic opportunities for our students to hone a diverse set of skills as we train them to become inventors of tomorrow.”

Read the Donnelly Centre story