Faculty of Dentistry researchers receive nearly $5M in CIHR funding

Six research projects lead by researchers in the Faculty of Dentistry and its affiliated research institutes have been awarded grants totalling nearly $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The variety of projects receiving funding—demonstrate the broad range of intersecting research interests in the Faculty of Dentistry—from studies of bone remodeling to leading pain research—in addition to its emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Project Grants awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research are designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance the health sciences, privileging projects that offer innovative and actionable research solutions. The Faculty of Dentistry’s research projects awarded by the CIHR are among 371 projects across Canada that will receive a total of $275 million in funding.

 

Drs. Arkady Khoutorsky and Luda Diatchenko
Perineuronal nets-mediated regulation of spinal nociceptive circuit
Five years, $856,800

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky
Dysregulation of eIF2a-dependent translational control in Fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders
Five years, $891,225

Dr. Dieter Reinhardt
Extracellular matrix mediated regulation of microRNAs in health and disease
Five years, $696,150

Dr. Mari Kaartinen
Regulation of bone remodeling by transglutaminases
Five years, $726,750

Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
Nanoplexes for Targeted Anti-Inflammatory Gene Therapy in Atherosclerosis
Five years, $707,625

Dr. Jake Barralet
Autosynthetics: Cranial Regeneration
Four years, $631,124