Dr. Wei Zhang, MCB professor, is among 14 international researchers named as Canadian Institute for Applied Research (CIFAR) Azrieli Global Scholars for 2019-21. This honour will provide Dr. Zhang with $100,000 in funding over the next two years, which he plans to invest in state-of-the-art laborartory infrastructure. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Program also connects Dr. Zhang with a network of highly experienced and accomplished senior researchers, who will provide mentorship and guidance.
MCB's Dr. Tariq Akhtar's research lab, in collaboration with Dr. Steven Rothstein and Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister were featured recently in the Toronto Star for their work on Cannflavin A and Cannflavin B, molecules with potential for pain relief. The full publication is available in Phytochemistry.