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June 19, 2019

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

More than 10 researchers at the SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, recently announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at 52 institutions across Canada. The CRC Program recognizes individuals who have achieved research excellence in engineering and natural sciences, health sciences and social sciences and humanities.

SickKids researchers recognized include:

  • Brent Derry, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
    Canada Research Chair in Genetic Models of Human Disease (Tier 1)
  • Zhengping Jia, Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health
    Canada Research Chair in Synaptic Plasticity and Brain Disorders (Tier 1)
  • Dr. Annie Huang, Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
    Canada Research Chair in Rare Childhood Brain Tumours (Tier 1)
  • Dr. Brian P. Kavanagh, Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine
    Canada Research Chair in Acute Lung Injury (Tier 1)
  • Philipp G. Maass, Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology
    Canada Research Chair in Non-Coding Disease Mechanisms (Tier 2)
  • Julien A. Muffat, Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health
    Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering and Synthetic Neuroimmunology (Tier 2)
  • Dr. Aleixo M. Muise, Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
    Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Tier 1)
  • Christopher E. Pearson, Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology
    Canada Research Chair in Disease-associated Genome Instability (Tier 1)
  • Adam Shlien, Associate Director, Translational Genetics
    Canada Research Chair in Childhood Cancer Genomics (Tier 2)
  • Dr. Lillian Sung, Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
    Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Oncology Supportive Care (Tier 1)
  • Wendy J. Ungar, Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
    Canada Research Chair in Economic Evaluation and Technology Assessment in Child Health (Tier 1)
  • Lu-Yang Wang, Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health
    Canada Research Chair in Brain Development and Disorders (Tier 1)

Across Canada, 1,836 researchers are supported with a CRC.

As Canada's largest hospital-based child health research institute, SickKids strives to achieve research excellence, driven by our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World. SickKids' research programs cover the spectrum of child health from wellness and normal development to causes of diseases, diagnostics, treatments and therapies.