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SRI postdoctoral researchers awarded 2021-2022 CIHR Fellowships

May 6, 2022

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