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  • BHCRI Announces 2015 New Investigator Award Recipients


Congratulations to the following recipients of 2015 BHCRI New Investigator Awards: 

 

INVESTIGATING THE LINK BETWEEN KAPOSIN B, AUTOPHAGY AND PROCESSING BODY DISPERSION IN KAPOSI‚ÄôS SARCOMA    

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Assistant Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery, Dalhousie University                    

2 years at $25,000.00 per year


DEVELOPMENT OF A CLINICAL- AND IMAGING- BASED PREDICTIVE MODEL TO DISTINGUISH BENIGN FROM MALIGNANT RENAL TUMOURS    
                        
Dr. Andreu Costa, Abdominal Radiologist, QEII Health Sciences Centre; Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dalhousie University    
    
Co-Applicants:
Dr. Ricardo Rendon, Urologist, QEII Health Sciences Centre; Professor, Department of Urology, Dalhousie University
                            
Mr. Mohamed Abdolell, Affiliated Scientist, QEII Health Sciences Centre; Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Division of Medical Education / Informatics, Dalhousie University                

$22,511.00 for Year 1 and $21,691.00 for year 2


INVESTIGATING MECHANISMS OF NANOPARTICLE-INDUCED GENOTOXICITY AND CARCINOGENICITY USING AN INNOVATIVE NANOPARTICLE IN VITRO EXPOSURE SYSTEM (NIVES)    
                        
Dr. Jong Sung Kim, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology                
        
Co-Applicants:
Dr. Keith Brunt, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology
Dr. Larry Robertson, University of Iowa    
Dr. Gabriele Ludewig, University of Iowa, Human Toxicology                

2 years at $25,000.00 per year


NANO-MIMIC OF OCTOPUS: MULTIPLEXED DNA APTAMER-FUNCTIONALIZED NANOPARTICLE PLATFORM FOR HIGH EFFICIENT ISOLATION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS    
                        
Dr. Xu Zhang, Research Chair in Applied Nanotechnology, Verschuren Centre, Cape Breton University                    

Co-Applicant:
Dr. Martin Mkandawire, Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Cape Breton University

Collaborators:
Dr. Ken Oakes, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Cape Breton University
Dr. Craig Bennett, Professor in Physics and Director of Acadia Centre for Microstructured Analysis, Acadia University    

$12,610.00 for Year 1 and $13,000.00 for year 2, subject to matching funds


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