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April 5, 2010

Kaplan, Robinson Canada Research Chairs renewed

At an announcement on March 26 at the University of Ottawa, two members of The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) Research Institute received renewals for a portion of a $165.5 million investment from the Government of Canada Research Chairs Program. The pair are among 147 recipients at 44 universities across Canada.

Dr. David Kaplan, a Senior Scientist in Cell Biology, has received a Tier 1 renewal for the Canada Research Chair in Cancer and Neuroscience. Kaplan is the head of Cancer Research at SickKids and a University of Toronto professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics. His laboratory focuses on examining signal transduction processes in neurons and neural tumour cells.

Dr. Lisa Robinson, a Scientist in Cell Biology, has received a Tier 2 renewal for the Canada Research Chair in Leukocyte Migration and Injury. Robinson is a Staff Physician in Nephrology and a Scientist-track Investigator in the program of inflammation, immunity, injury and repair.

A chair is an academic honour bestowed on scientists and clinicians to recognize achievements in their field of study or potential to contribute to an area of study. The impressive number of chairs awarded to members of SickKids, 28 in total, reflects the excellence and high caliber of the Research Institute’s scientists, clinicians and faculty.