More than 1.7 million dollars in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research of Canada is going towards multiple CHRIM researchers who will use that funding to better the health of children everywhere. Of those who received the 5-year funding, seven CHRIM researchers were also awarded Discovery Launch Supplements, which aim to help early career researchers launch their careers and bring new voices and insights to their fields.
See the full list of CHRIM researchers who received funding and their projects here.
CHRIM Investigator, Dr. Ayesha Saleem received funding for her project titled “Effect of exercise on skeletal muscle-derived extracellular vesicles and regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis” which will look more closely at trying to improve metabolism by using extracellular vesicles as a delivery aide to mimic the effects of exercise.
“We know exercise is good for us, but still don’t know all the mechanisms by which it induces whole body positive adaptations.”Dr. Ayesha Saleem, CHRIM Investigator and University of Manitoba Associate Professor
Dr. Saleem hopes these findings could potentially improve the health of people with conditions like diabetes or obesity.
|Heather Armstrong||Defining the structural and functional properties of select agricultural fibers underlying their immunomodulatory actions||$40,500|
|Robert Beattie||Principles of Tissue-wide and Cell-Autonomous Gene Function in Neocortex Formation||$49,500|
|Britt Drögemöller||Genomic investigations of the auditory system||$12,500|
|Jean-Eric Ghia||Impact of chromogranin-A on gut smooth muscle contraction||$33,000|
|Depeng Jiang||Advancing Statistical Models for Multilevel Research||$18,000|
|Meaghan Jones||Epigenetic regulation of dioxin response elements during mammalian development||$43,000|
|Sam K. P. Kung||Delineating novel functions of Semaphorin 3E in regulating natural killer cell biology||$32,000|
|Ayesha Saleem||Effect of exercise on skeletal muscle-derived extracellular vesicles and regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis||$43,500|
|Deanna Santer||Defining the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating type III interferon responses||$40,500|
|Tabrez Siddiqui||Discovering the Fundamental Synaptic Principles of Brain Organization and Function||$56,000|
|Galen Wright||Genomics of DNA repair in the brain||$40,500|