Through one of Brain Canada’s flagship programs, 20 young researchers across Canada will each receive $100,000 to fund innovative projects to better understand the brain. A future leader in brain research in CanadaThis signing program, now in its third year, is supported by generous donations from the Azrieli Foundation and support from the Alvin Segal Family Foundation, Allel Family Foundation, Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust, and the Erica Legacy Foundation.
As a nation, we are one of the five most active countries in neuroscience in the world. By funding early-career research ranging from epilepsy to depression to multiple sclerosis, Canadian researchers continue to contribute to major scientific advances in brain science and promote the field nationally and internationally. will develop in a meaningful way. ”
Dr. Vivian Poupon, Brain Canada President and CEO
The ultimate goal of A future leader in brain research in Canada The program aims to reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems through prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment. This year, 20 grant recipients are studying various brain disorders and diseases.from studying From gene therapy for Huntington’s disease, to investigating the brain structures behind adolescent eating disorders, to combating memory loss, these forward-thinking leaders are contributing to significant improvements in the lives of Canadians. .
Daily interaction is the motivation for brain study. We all know people who have been affected by brain damage. ”
Dr. Lindsay Cahill, Assistant Professor at Memorial University and future leader in brain research in Canada for 2021
Dr. Cahill, like 19 other future leaders of 2021, thinks outside the box. Huntington’s disease has gene therapy, which silences both the mutated and healthy genes. Dr. Cahill would like to see if similar treatments that target only the mutated copy would be a more effective strategy for treating patients.
2021 Future Leader in Brain Research in Canada
A total of 116 nominees from all over the country submitted letters of intent for this competition and were evaluated by a peer review panel. Subsequently, 47 researchers were invited to submit full comprehensive grant applications, and 20 grant recipients were selected after his second peer review.
- Dr. Philippe Albouy, Laval University, working memory
- Dr. Lindsey Bodell of Western University said, eating disorders
- Dr. Elie Bou Assi of the University of Montreal said, Diagnosis of epilepsy
- Dr. Vincent Breton-Provencher, Laval University, learning and decision making
- Dr. Lindsay Cahill, Memorial University, Huntington’s disease
- Dr. Carlos Camara Lemarroy of the University of Calgary said, multiple sclerosis
- Dr. Annie Cielnia of the University of British Columbia, Gut-Brain Interaction
- Dr. Michel Desjardins of Laval University said: Cognitive decline due to aging
- Dr Catherine Duclos, Sacre-Coeur-de-Montreal Hospital, safer anesthesia
- Dr. Emma Duerden, Western University, Fetal and neonatal brain development
- Dr. Alexandre Fizette of the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, said: Brain networks and obesity
- Dr. Federico Gaich, University Health Network, brain tumor biology
- Dr. Rishi Ganesan, Western University, Delirium in critically ill children
- Dr. Jiami Guo, University of Calgary, Cellular response to brain injury
- Dr. Karl Klein, University of Calgary, Gene Mutations and Epilepsy
- Dr. Julian Muffat, Children’s Hospital, Genetics of brain diseases
- Dr. Aislin Mushquash, University of Lakehead, Accessible youth mental health support
- Dr. Sean Sanders of the University of Guelph, A new treatment for brain tumors
- Dr. Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Memorial University, Sexual Prejudice in Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Dr. Christoph Zulener, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Brain stimulation for brain disorders
To learn more about this year’s cohort of future leaders in brain research in Canada and read about their projects, visit braincanada.ca/directory-funded-grants.
These Canada-based projects are funded by the Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF), an innovative arrangement between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada), the Brain Canada Foundation, and the Azrieli Foundation, Alvin Segal Family Foundation, and The Arrell. Now possible. Family Foundation, The Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust, and The Erika Legacy Foundation.
CBRF increases Canadian support for brain research and expands the philanthropic arena to support brain research to achieve maximum impact. To date, Health Canada has invested her more than $130 million in brain research through her CBRF, which is matched by the Brain Canada Foundation and its donors and partners.