Three McGill scientists, currently investigating everything from plant mutations to the statistics of brain mapping, have received a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Killam Research Fellowships awarded to a trio of McGill professors
The work of three McGill scientists, currently investigating everything from plant mutations to the statistics of brain mapping, has been recognized by one of the countrys most prestigious funding organizations. Professors Keith Worsley, Robin Yates and Daniel Schoen have each been awarded a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.
McGills award-winning trio are part of a group of 36 Canadian researchers who will share $2.5 million granted by the 33rd annual Killam competition. Among Canadas most distinguished research awards, Killam Fellowships enable scholars to devote two full-time years to their research in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering.
Schoen: Seeing how plants reproduce and evolve
Biology professor Daniel Schoen is studying the reproductive systems of plants, including the role of deleterious mutation. Simply put, Schoens population genetics research monitors how the genomes of plants mutate and how their reproductive systems evolve. He is also interested in the role of ultraviolet-B radiation, caused by the Earths thinning ozone layer, on plant mutation. dan_schoen [at] maclan [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Schoen) can be reached at 514-398-6461.
Yates: East Asian connoisseur
Robin Yates, a professor of History and East Asian studies, is an expert in Chinese history, philosophy, law and military technology. He possesses encyclopedic knowledge of early Chinese inventions: from the countrys advent of gunpowder to paper and printing. Yates is one of the worlds top authorities on the Great Wall of China and hes personally studied the tomb of the First Emperor of China. He also reconstructs, analyzes and translates long-lost Chinese texts that are rediscovered in archaeological digs. Call c3ci [at] musica [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Yates) at 514-398-1086.
Worsley: Statistics in brain mapping
As an expert in the statistics of brain mapping, Mathematics professor Keith Worsley provides data that helps medical doctors analyze the structure and function in normal and abnormal brains. worsley [at] math [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Professor Worsley) can be reached at 514-398-3842.