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Dr. Shawn Whitehead, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, receives funding for brain disease research

New funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will help a Western researcher unlock a previously underexplored portion of the brain, giving his team a unique look into how certain diseases attack.

Shawn Whitehead, who teaches in Clinical Neurological Sciences and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, is a neuroscientist and lipid biochemist. His latest project, CFI announced Wednesday, will get a boost of more than $260,000 – money he feels will posit Western as a leader in biolipid molecular imaging as it relates to brain degeneration.

Read the full Western News story here.