Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry logo Schulich Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Grants Awarded

Research Highlights

2017 Grants Awarded

Ang, Lee-Cyn (PI). PIFAD - Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “Characterisation of Connexin 43 expressin in gliomas and brain metastasis.” 11/1/2016 to 10/31/2018

Cameron, Lisa (PI). Research Western Internal Research Programs, Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success - Bridge Grant. “Understanding how Estrogen Signaling Influences Th2 cells and Glucocorticoid Responses: Implications for Asthma in Women.”  2/1/2017 to 1/31/2018

Cameron, Lisa (PI). Canadian Allergy Asthma Immunology Foundation Research Fellowship. “Regulation of Th2 phenotype by GC and Estrogen; link to severe asthma.” 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018

Cameron, Lisa (PI). Canadian Allergy Asthma Immunology Foundation Research Grant. “Genetic Variation In CRTh2 Influences Th2 cell Function and Response to Medication.” 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018

Campigotto, Aaron (Co-Applicant). Canadian Immunization Research Network. "Linking laboratory and administrative data to study influenza and influenza vaccine epidemiology." Principal Investigator: Scott Halperin. 1/1/2017

Chakrabarti, Subrata (PI). Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Kilborn Visiting Researcher Fund. “Novel epigenetic mechanisms in chronic diabetic complications.”  5/1/2017 to 4/30/2019

Chakrabarti, Subrata (PI). PIFAD - Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “Mitochondrial SIRTs in glucose induced tissue damage.” 11/1/2017 to 10/31/2019

Darling, Mark R (PI). Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Student Research Grant. “McLean, Lachlan: Evaluating the Utility of Protein Biomarker, S100A7, in Predicting the Transformation of Oral Dysplasia.” 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

Driman, David K (PI). PIFAD - Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development.  “Histological elucidation of tumour deposits in colorectal adenocarcinoma.” 11/1/2016 to 10/31/2018

Duennwald, Martin (PI). Research Western Internal Research Programs, Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success – Accelerator Grant. “Cellular Responses to Protein Misfolding in Aging Cells.” 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

Duennwald, Martin (PI). Canada Foundation Innovation, Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF.) “Systems Biology Infrastructure to Explore Protein Misfolding and Cellular Protein.” 1/1/2017 to 3/31/2022

Duennwald, Martin (PI). ALS Society Canada Trainee Program. “DiGregorio, Sonja: The Role of RGNEF and Cellular Stress Response in ALS.” 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019

Frisbee, Stephanie J (PI). Research Western Internal Research Programs, Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success - Seed Grant. “Impact of Health Systems Quality on Patient Outcomes and  Populaton Health for Myocardial Infarction.” 3/1/2017 to 2/28/2018

Frisbee, Stephanie J (PI). Networks of Centres of Excellence CANET, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada. “Acute Myocardial Infarction Quality Assurance Study Canada (AMIQA).” 3/1/2017 to 2/28/2019

Hammond, Robert (PI). PIFAD - Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development.  “Comparative Histopathology of Embolic Agents in Central Nervous System Arteriovenous Malformations.” 11/1/2016 to 10/31/2018

Khan, Zia Ali (PI). Research Western Internal Research Programs, Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success - Bridge Grant. “Stem Cell Microenvironment in Vascular Complications of Diabetes.” 2/1/2017 to 1/31/2018

Knoll, Joan Helen Mary (PI). Ontario Centres Excellence Inc. SOSCIP TalentEdge PDF Program. “Automated Cytogenetic Dosimetry as a Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure.” 3/6/2017 to 3/5/2019

McKinley, Gerald Patrick (PI). Developmental Disabilities Division, Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Grant. “North de Pencier: Environmentally-induced retardation": Intellectual Testing and Overdiagnosis of Developmental Disabilities at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, 1969-1996.”  7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018

Peng,Tianqing (PI). Natural Sciences &  Engineering Researchdiscovery Grants. “Molecular basis of junctophilin-2 regulation of ryanodine receptor-2 in cardiomyocytes." 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2022

Poon, Art F Y (PI). Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant. “Phylodynamics of HIV within hosts.” 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2018

Shkrum, Michael J (PI). Transport Canada Vehicle Collisions and Defect Investigations. “Transport Canada Motor Vehicle Collision Investigations.” 10/1/2017 to 3/31/2019

Solh, Ziad (PI). Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI). Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Award. 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2020.

Tuck A (Co-PI). London Regional Cancer Program Catalyst Grant: “Kinome profiling of triple negative breast cancer cells to reveal predictors of response to targeted therapy.” 1-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017.

Tuck A (PI). OICR (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research)/Ontario Molecular Pathology Reserach Network (OMPRN). "The Role of the Transcriptional Regulator TBX3 in Early Breast Cancer Progression: a possible regulator of the transition from in situ (DCIS) to invasive mammary carcinoma (IMC)."  2/01/2017 to 3/31/2018.

2016 Grants Awarded

Cecchini M (PI). PSI Foundation Resident Research Grant. “Loss of CDX2 as a clinically actionable biomarker in stage II and III colon cancer.”  Sept 2016. 

Chakrabarti S (PI). Canadian Diabetes Association: Grant-in-Aid/Operating Grant. “Pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy.” 1 Jul 2016 – 31 Jan 2019.

Chakrabarti S (PI). Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada: Grants in Aid of Research. “Vasoactive and cardioactive factors in diabetic heart disease.” 1 Jul 2016 – 30 Jun 2019.

Chakrabarti S (PI). Schulich Equipment Aid Grant. “Imaging system for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.” 1 Feb 2016 – 31 Jan 2017.

Duennwald M (PI). Canada Foundation Innovation: Leaders Opportunity Fund. "Systems Biology Infrastructure to Explore Protein Misfolding and Cellular Protein Quality Control in Human Diseases." 1 May 2016 - 30 April 2023.

Duennwald M. Canada Foundation Innovation: Leaders Opportunity Fund.  Jan 2016.

Duennwald M (PI). Natural Sciences & Engineering Research: Discovery Grants. “J proteins direct the processing of misfolded proteins within cellular protein quality control.” 1 Apr 2016 – 31 Mar 2021.

Fuller J (PI). Alberta Health Services. “Improving vancomycin utilization with the aid of a rapid identification method for staphylococcal bloodstream infections.” 1 Jul 2016 – 30 Jun 2017.

Haig A (PI). Multiple Organ Transplant Program. Transplantation Pathology Core Laboratory funding support. 1 Apr 2016 – 31 Mar 2017.

Howlett CJ (PI). Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “Influence of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor on the expression of neuroendocrine markers in lung adenocarcinoma.” 1 July 2016 – 30 Jun 2018.

Khan Z (PI).  Canadian Institutes Health Research: Planning and Dissemination Grant – ICS.  “Endothelial cells in the pathophysiology of diabetic complications”. 1 Jan 2016 – 31 Mar 2017.

Knoll J (PI). Natural Sciences & Engineering Research: Discovery Grants. “Unravelling the metaphase epigenome: Differences in DNA accessibility between homologous chromosomes.” 1 Apr 2016 – 31 Mar 2021. 

Leong H (PI). Research Western Internal Research Programs: Western Support for CIHR Success Seed Grant. "PolySialic Acid Expression on Circulating Tumor Microparticles as a "Fluid Biopsy" for Next Generation Cancer Risk Stratification?" 1 Mar 2016 – 28 Feb 2017.

Parapuram S (Co-I). Schulich Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG). “Tissue engineering a resilient bio-artificial cornea for human transplantation.” Feb 2016.

Poon AFY (PI). Ontario Genomics Institute: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. “Kamphir: a versatile framework to fit models to phylogenetic tree shapes.” 1 Oct 2016 – 30 Sept 2018.

Poon AFY (PI). Canadian Institutes Health Research: New Investigator Award.  1 Aug 2016 – 30 June 2018.

Walsh JC (PI). Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “Medical student perceptions of pathology, pathologists, and pathology teaching. Pilot study.” 1 May 2016 – 30 Apr 2018.

Zhang ZX (Co-I). Kidney Foundation of Canada. “Regulation of NK cell-mediated kidney injury and chronic graft rejection by the interactions of NKR-P1:Clr receptor and ligand pairs.” July 2016.

Zheng X (PI). Lawson Health Research Institute: Internal Research Fund. “Differentiating the role of host IDO from tumour IDO in suppressing antitumour immunity.” Spring 2016.

2015 Grant Awarded

Arany E (PI). Lawson Health Research Institute: Internal Research Fund. “Effect of dietary olive oil supplementation during pregnancy to diabetic mothers, and its impact on pancreatic development on their offspring at birth and at young adulthood.”  Spring 2015.

Cameron L (PI). Canadian Respiratory Research Network: Pilot Project Funding.  “Evaluation of Circulating Levels of CRTh2 as a Biomarker for Severe Asthma.”  1 Feb 2015 – 30 June 2016.

Chakrabarti S (PI). Lawson Health Research Institute: Internal Research Fund (Studentship for R. Filek). “Structural and Functional Changes to the Retina and Optic Nerve Following Anti-VEGF Treatments in Diabetic Retinopathy.” Spring 2015.

Duennwald M (PI). ALS Canada/Brain Canada: Discovery Grants.  “RGNEF modulates protein misfolding in ALS.” 1 Oct 2015 – 30 Sep 2017.

Fuller J (PI). Merck. “Prospective Surveillance of Candida and Aspergillus Infections in Canadian Hospitals.” 1 Jul 2015 – 30 Jun 2016.

Gabril M (PI). Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “The Clinicopathological Characteristics, Immunohistochemcal Profile and Prognosis of Intraductal Carcinomas of Prostate.” 1 Oct 2015 – 30 Sep 2017.

Haig A (PI). Multiple Organ Transplant Program. Transplantation Pathology Core Laboratory funding support. 1 Apr 2015 – 31 Mar 2016.

Howlett CJ, Sadikovic B (Co-PIs). Ontario Institute for Cancer Research: Transformative Pathology Research Fellowship (funding support for Dr. Will Stecho).  “The role of Nrf2/Keap1 antioxidant pathway in cancer.”  15 Dec 2015 – 14 Jun 2016.

Howlett CJ (PI).  Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “Influence of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor on the expression of neuroendocrine markers in lung adenocarcinoma.” 1 Oct 2015 – 30 Sep 2017.

Howlett CJ (Co-I). Combined funding from PSI Foundation, Canadian Urologic Oncology Group, and Dept. Surgery IRF. “A Window of Opportunity Study to Evaluate the Role of the Combination of Metformin and Simvastatin as a Neoadjuvant Therapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer.”  Fall 2015.

Khan ZA (PI). Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada: Grants in Aid of Research. “Regulation of vascular stem cell differentiation and plasticity.” 1 Jul 2015 – 30 Jun 2018.

Khan ZA (PI). Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine: New Ideas Grant. “Mechanisms regulating differentiation competence in hemangioma stem cells.” 1 Dec 2015 – 30 Jun 2016.

Khan ZA (PI). Lawson Health Research Institute: Internal Research Fund. "Role of T-box 2 in maintaining differentiation competence in infantile hemangioma." Fall 2015.

Shkrum MJ (PI). Pathology Internal Funds for Academic Development. “Tool mark striation patterns by serrated blades in human tissue.” 1 Sept 2015 – 30 Jun 2017.

Shkrum MJ (Co-PI).  Children's Health Foundation, London Health Sciences Centre. C” Protecting Children: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Prevent Rear Occupant Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Injuries.” 1-Jan-2015 to 31-Dec-2015.

Tuck A (Co-I).  LRCP Catalyst Grant. “Osteopontin as a predictive biomarker for anti-EGFR therapy in breast cancer.” 1 May 2015 – 30 Apr 2016.

Zheng XF (PI), Min WP. Canadian Institutes Health Research: Operating Grant.  “The role of growth differentiation factor 15 in heart transplantation.”  1 Jul 2015 – 30 Jun 2020.