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SRI postdoctoral researchers awarded 2021-2022 CIHR Fellowships

May 6, 2022

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Four postdoctoral students from Sunnybrook Research Institute have been recognized with Fellowship Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The prestigious awards provide support for highly-qualified candidates at the postdoctoral (post-PhD) or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad. Each researcher will receive $45,000 per year in grant funding to contribute to their research project.

Please join us in congratulating the following recipients:

Recipient: Dr. Andra Banete
Supervisor: Dr. Samira Mubareka
Project: Investigating the impact of vaccination status on innate immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern (VOCs)

Recipient: Dr. Vinothkumar Rajan
Supervisor: Dr. Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker
Project: Data-driven Cell Fate Engineering to produce biomedically compatible off-the-shelf T cell therapeutics

Recipient: Dr. Erlan Sanchez-Gonzalez
Supervisor: Dr. Mario Masellis
Project: Longitudinal brain networks integrity in genetic frontotemporal dementia: A GENFI study

Recipient: Dr. Shankar Tumati
Supervisor: Dr. Krista Lanctôt
Project: Predicting cognitive improvement following stimulatory interventions for vascular-mild neurocognitive disorders - the PRECISION study