Results of the MRM Internal Funding Fall 2020 Competition

The MRM Network is pleased to announce the results of the Fall 2020 MRM Internal Funding Competition.

The MRM Internal Funding supports research that seeks novel forward-looking insights and discovery into a basic understanding of stem cells biology, which ultimately translate into novel technologies and regenerative medicine. It aims at facilitating the use of the numerous quality platforms built across McGill University by funding pilot research projects using these MRM-affiliated core facilities.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 4 Awardees:

Dr. Yojiro Yamanaka, Department of Human Genetics, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre for his project: Development and characterization of R26QuCCIR: an inducible tri-cistronic reporter mouse to visualise cell cycle progression and arrest in vivo in live animals and cells involving the Advance BioImaging Facility (ABIF), the  Flow Cytometry Innovation Platform and the McGill Integrated Core for Animal Modeling (MICAM).

Prof. Corinne Hoesli, Department Chemical Engineering, for her project: Functional assessment of a vascularized bioartificial pancreas, involving the McGill University Health Centre Human Islet Transplant Laboratory.

Dr. Natasha Chang, Department of Biochemistry, for her project: Using single cell transcriptomics to unravel the role of autophagy in satellite stem cell fate and myogenic potential, involving the McGill Applied Genomics Innovation Core (MAGIC).

Prof. Jack Antel, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Neuro, for his project: Susceptibility to injury and remyelination potential of oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage cells, involving the Early Drug Discovery Unit (EDDU).


We would like to congratulate all the winners and participants in this competition and to extend the warmest thanks to the members of the Funding & Infrastructure Committee for their evaluation of all the applications.

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