World-leading expert on pain genetics joining McGill

Published: 30 September 2013

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Luda Diatchenko will be joining the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine as the holder of a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. The announcement was made On September 25th at McGill University by the Federal Government Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr. Greg Rickford. The award will see $10millon in federal funds and another $20million in matching provincial and private funds over the next 7 years coming to support the research of Dr. Diatchenko and colleagues in the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Luda is an outstanding pain researcher who comes from to us having built a very successful career at the School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina. We welcome Luda and congratulate her and Dr. Fernando Cervero (the Director of the AECRP) in their obtaining this outstanding award.

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