Grants and Awards

Teaching Awards:

2014: Biology Innovation in Teaching Award (BITA).

2012: Nominated for the Frank Knox Excellence in Teaching Award.

2005: Nominated for Best Professor Award, Biology DSC and honourable mention at annual banquet.

Career Development Awards:

April 2013-March 2016: NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of superior research programs.

July 2003-June 2009: National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Research Scientist Award

Operating Grants:

Oct. 2013-Sept. 2018: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Role of Eph and Insulin Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Neurodevelopment. Operating Grant.

April 2013- March 2018: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Identification and characterization of genes that regulate morphogenesis. Discovery Grant.

July 2010-June 2013: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI). Genetic Modifiers of the PTEN tumour suppressor in C. elegans. Operating Grant.

April 2008- March 2013: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Genetics and Molecular Biology of Morphogenesis. Discovery Grant.

May 2006-2009: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The role of Ephrin/Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis. Operating Grant

Oct. 2005-2006:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The role of Ephrin/Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis. 1 Year bridging support.

July 2004-June 2007: Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) awarded through the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC).The role of the PTEN tumour suppressor ortholog in C. elegans Eph RTK signaling.

May 2002-2005:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The role of Ephrin/Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in C. elegans Epidermal and Neuronal Morphogenesis.

April 2003-March 2006: Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Molecular Genetics of C. elegans Morphogenesis.

Equipment Grants:

2008-2009: Confocal Microscope for Biological Imaging. (Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund  CFI-LOF and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT).  (Co-PI with Drs. Craig Hawryshyn and Paul Young).

September 2002-May 2005: Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) and Ontario Innovation Trust(OIT). Molecular genetics and microscopy facility to study C. elegans morphogenesis.

March 2008: Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund  CFI-LOF and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) (with Drs. Craig Hawryshyn and Paul Young).  Confocal Microscope for Biological Imaging

Post Doctoral Fellowships:

April 1998- April 2000: Human Frontiers Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Post Doctoral Fellowship

Graduate Awards:

Sept., 1996- Aug., 1997: University of Toronto Open Doctoral Fellowship

Sept., 1995-Aug., 1996: Ontario Graduate Scholarship

1995: Martin Breitman Poster Award

May-Aug., 1995: University of Toronto Open Doctoral Fellowship

May, 1994-Apr., 1995: Ontario Graduate Scholarship

1994: Martin Breitman Poster Award

May, 1993-Apr., 1994: Ontario Graduate Scholarship

May, 1992-Apr., 1993: Ontario Graduate Scholarship

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