Five IRCM researchers receive a total of $4.1 million in CIHR grants

Jan. 25 2019 | Grants

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Five researchers from the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) recently received funding totalling $4,046,850 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 

CIHR awarded this amount through the September 2018 Project Grants competition. Project grants, which are spread over five years, are designed to support researchers at any career stage to build and conduct health-related research and knowledge translation projects across CIHR's mandate. 

The success rate of the IRCM’s researchers is 36% for this competition, again setting them apart from the national average of 16%.

Grants awarded

  • May Faraj: White adipose tissue LDL receptors and omega-3 as modulators of the risk for type 2 diabetes ($738,225)
  • David R. Hipfner: Cytoneme-mediated growth signalling in Drosophila ($906,525), in collaboration with Sébastien Carréno, Principal Investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the Université de Montréal
  • Artur Kania: A genetic analysis of the development of nociceptive topognosis ($799,425)
  • Marie Kmita: Pioneer activity of the Hox13 transcription factors in developing limbs ($826,200)
  • François Robert: Disentangling the intricate functions of the RNA polymerase II CTD ($776,475)