U of T Mississauga Receives $2.3 Million in NSERC Discovery Grant funding

Professor Angela Lange
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 2:29pm
Carla DeMarco
Professor Angela Lange of U of T Mississauga’s Department of Biology is among ten successful researchers to have received funding from NSERC’s 2014 Discovery Grant competition. She will receive $47,000 per year for her project, “Neural and Hormonal Control of Visceral Systems.”

In addition to his Discovery Grant, Professor Patrick Gunning from the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences was awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement for $120,000 over three years to support his project, “Controlling Protein Complexation and Cellular Localization using Novel Molecular Therapeutics.”  The Accelerator Supplement “aims to provide substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs” according to NSERC’s website.

 “These NSERC grants reflect on the excellent work in the sciences being conducted on our campus,” said Bryan Stewart, UTM’s Vice-Principal, Research. “The Discovery Grant program is a foundation that supports basic research and UTM is very pleased with the high level of success shown by the faculty this year. The funding will allow UTM researchers to continue their important work and train the next generation of scientists in their fields of study”.

The full list of UTM researchers awarded Discovery Grants include the following recipients:

  • Ilia Binder, Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Applications of the Geometric Function Theory to Mathematical Physics
  • Patrick Gunning, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Controlling Protein Complexation and Cellular Localization using Novel Molecular Therapeutics
  • Ulrich Krull, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Luminescent Bioassays Using Immobilized Bioconjugated Quantam Dots within Fludics Systems
  • Angela Lange, Biology, “Neural and Hormonal Control of Visceral Systems
  • George Moore, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Impact of Topography on Atmospheric Flow: Implications for Weather, Climate and Human Health
  • John Ratcliffe, Biology, Eyes over ears? Bats as Neuroethological Models for Understanding Visual Capture
  • Luis Seco, Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Portfolio Optimization in Markets with Stochastic Dependence
  • Jumi Shin, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Engineering & Evolution of Proteins that Target Specific DNA Sites
  • Glenn Schellenberg, Psychology, Music, Cognition, and Cognitive Development
  • Guojun Yang, Biology, Transposition of the Gnome MITE Family and its Development Toward a Gene Driver for Genetic Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases.

In total, researchers across Canada will receive a boost to the tune of $340 million from NSERC’s Discovery Grants program. For the full list of recipients, please see NSERC’s website.