Temerty Medicine Scientists Awarded Nine Canada Research Chairs
Nine researchers at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine have received new or renewed Canada Research Chairs, part of a $102 million federal investment across 35 research institutions.
New chairs were awarded to five Temerty Medicine researchers, including James Ellis, a professor of molecular genetics at U of T and a senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. He received a tier one chair in stem cell models of childhood disease.
Other Temerty Medicine researchers receiving new chairs are:
- Astrid Guttmann of the department of paediatrics at U of T and SickKids, tier one in applied child health services and policy.
- Tatyana Mollayeva of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, as well as University Health Network — tier two in neurological disorders and brain health.
- John Sled in the department of medical biophysics at U of T and SickKids, tier one in biomedical imaging.
- Kim Tsoi in the department of surgery at U of T and Sinai Health, tier two in translational sarcoma research.
Four Temerty Medicine researchers received chair renewals, including Jean Chen, an associate professor of medical biophysics at U of T who holds a tier two chair in neuroimaging of aging. She is also a scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest.
Three other researchers at Temerty Medicine received renewals, all in the department of molecular genetics:
- Ran Kafri, also at SickKids, tier two chair in quantitative cell biology.
- Jeehye Park, SickKids, tier two chair in molecular genetics and neurodegenerative diseases.
- Peter Roy, tier one chair in chemical genetics.
See U of T News for a full list of the 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at U of T.