COVID-19 Research Grant Success


Congratulations to the following faculty members for their success in recent COVID-related research competitions.

Dr. Lloy Wylie was awarded a Western Research Catalyst Grant for her project "Pandemic partnership or colonial calamity? First Nations health systems during COVID-19." The theme of the competition was Surviving Pandemics: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Resilience and Recovery.

As well, Dr. Michael Knauer's and Dr. Tianqing Peng's projects were among 14 funded through Lawson’s Internal Research Fund (IRF) COVID-19 Pandemic Response Competition.

Dr. Knauer's project is entitled "Improving diagnostic and epidemiologic detection of SARS-CoV-2" and Dr. Peng's project aims at "Developing new ssDNA aptamers targeting S protein receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 to disrupt virus infection cycle as a potential therapy."

Your research achievements during these unprecedented times are applauded.