Feb 10, 2022

Seven Physiology PI's Receive CIHR Project Grant

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Seven Principal Investigators from the Department of Physiology have been awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2021 Project Grants competition.

From new approaches to gestational diabetes to a closer look at reading disabilities to potentially better outcomes in mild brain injury, research from all of our platforms is represented and shows the depth, breadth, and importance of the work being done in Physiology in collaboration with our hospital partners.

Join us in wishing the grant recipients and all of their co-investigators all the best with these exciting projects. Click on the links below to read the project abstracts.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Cathy Barr
Project: Neurobiological Mechanisms of Reading Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kim Connelly
Project: Role of the alpha 11 integrin in mediating RV remodeling in response to pressure overload

Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Cox
Project: Role of imprinted microRNAs in fetal growth restrictions affects on placental development and maternal immune tolerance to pregnancy

Principal Investigator: Dr. Neil Goldenberg
Project: Targeting Danger Signals In Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Horner
Project: Control of Breathing During Sleep: Brainstem Mechanisms of Respiratory Control

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anne Wheeler
Project: Impact of myelin changes on behavioural recovery after mild traumatic brain injury

Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Wheeler
Project: Understanding the metabolic underpinnings of future Type 2 Diabetes in women with a history of Gestational Diabetes: Disrupting the gluco-centric view of risk assessment and disease development