Facts and Figures

Our Research Community...

Publications

  • 187 publications in 2018
  • 4018 career publications
  • 166,431 career citations

Funding

  • $4.2 million of total research funding (2018-19)
  • $2 million of CIHR funding

External Awards

  • 14 Premier’s Research Excellence Awards (PREA)/Early Researcher Awards (ERA)
  • 8 Canada Research Chairs
  • 5 American Heart Association Awards
  • 4 NCIC/CCS Research Scientist Awards
  • 3 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements
  • 2 NCIC/CCS Harold E. Johns Awards
  • 2 Boehringer Ingelheim Young Investigator Awards
  • 2 Royal Society of Canada Fellows
  • 1 Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Award
  • 1 CIHR/CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award
  • 1 Government of Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 1 Canadian Diabetes Association Young Scientist Award
  • 1 IMHA Quality of Life Award in Oral Health
  • 1 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization
  • 1 International Association for Dental Research Salivary Researcher of the Year
  • 1 Genetics Society of Canada William F. Grant and Peter B. Moens Award of Excellence
  • 1 Merck-Frosst Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • 1 Canadian National Committee IUPAC Award
  • 1 Chemical Institute of Canada Fellowship
  • 1 Fred Beamish Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • 1 CLC Senior Scientist Award for Excellence in Lipid and Lipoprotein Research in Canada
  • 1 Jean Davignon Distinguished Cardiovascular Metabolic Research Award, Pfizer Canada
  • 1 Partners in Research Biomedical Science Ambassador Award
  • 1 Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1 Paediatric Chairs of Canada Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award
  • 1 Ken Standing Award
  • 1 Fred P. Lossing Award
  • 1 Donald B. Zilversmit Memorial Lecture and Award for Outstanding Research (5th Int. Symposium on Chylomicrons in Disease)
  • 1 Mandarin Profile Grant Award
  • 1 Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Ricardo Aroca Award
  • 1 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society Charles S. Neer Clinical Science Award
  • 1 CNPN-Tony Pawson Proteomics Award 
  • 1 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists (OSCC)
  • 1 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow
  • 1 Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit
  • 1 American College of Physicians (ACP) Ontario Chapter Laureate Award for Research Excellence

Awards from Western and Associated Institutes

  • 18 Dean’s Awards of Excellence
  • 7 Faculty Scholar Awards
  • 5 WORLDiscoveries Vanguard Awards
  • 4 Lawson’s Dr. Joseph Gilbert Contribution of the Year Awards
  • 4 WORLDiscoveries Vanguard Awards
  • 3 William H. Magee Awards
  • 2 Florence Bucke Prizes in the Faculty of Science
  • 2 Distinguished University Professorships
  • 2 Dept. of Medicine Research Awards of Excellence
  • 2 Scientist of the Year Awards (CHRI)
  • 2 Alumni of Distinction Awards for Excellence in Basic Science Research
  • 2 Alumni Awards for Professional Achievement
  • 1 Distinguished Research Professorship (Faculty of Science)
  • 1 Hellmuth Prize
  • 1 Stiller Centre Prize
  • 1 Wolfe Senior Research Fellowship in Steroidal Hormones in Health and Disease
  • 1 Wolfe Senior Research Fellowship in Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • 1 Division of Experimental Oncology Award of Excellence in Research and Teaching
  • 1 Schulich W.W. Wood Award (outstanding contribution to undergrad dental program)

Undergraduate Students

  • 10 Honors degrees offered
  • 40-50 Biochemistry Honors BSc students graduate each year
  • ~2400 students in 20 undergraduate Biochemistry courses:
    • Year 2 students: ~1500
    • Year 3 students: ~600
    • Year 4 students: ~300 

Graduate Students

  • 74 MSc and PhD students currently enrolled (56% PhD)
  • 15-20 students graduate each year 
  • Our graduate students have received 9 of the past 18 awards given to the most outstanding PhD thesis in medical research at Western

Departmental Facilities

  • 6 open-access facilities comprise the London Regional Proteomics Centre (LRPC)
  • $28 million total investment from infrastructure funding
  • $1.8 million total investment from institutional funding
  • $1.5 million total maintenance funding