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.
MCB's Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe is to receive a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair title in Human Gut Microbiome Function and Host Interactions, which is to include funding of $1.4 million over the next seven years. This funding will extend Dr. Allen-Vercoe's studies on the gut microbiome and its linkage to human health and disease. Read the full article.
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology's Dr. Peter Krell, Professor Emeritus, is to receive a Medal of Merit during the Summer 2019 Convocation ceremonies. The Medal of Merit is one of the top faculty awards granted at the University of Guelph, and is awarded to retired professors who have made outstanding contributions to the University throughtout their career.
The Governor General's Academic Medals honour students across Canada for their outstanding scholastic acheivements, and are among the most prestigeous awards a student in Canada can receive. A big congratualtions to Dr. Sean Liston of the Whitfield lab for his remarkable acheivement! This award will be presented to him during summer convocation.