McMaster receives $2 million for leading-edge facilities
Tohid Didar's lab. Didar is one of 10 McMaster researchers who have received almost $2 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government.
Ten McMaster researchers will receive nearly $2 million in infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to advance their research in a variety of fields.
The funding, which comes from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), is designed to help universities attract and retain the very best researchers by providing them with the foundational equipment and facilities to ensure they become leaders in their field.
McMaster’s vice-president of research, Rob Baker, says these types of early infrastructure investments play a critical role in developing major research programs from which everyone benefits.
“This funding is pivotal for our researchers as it puts them on the cutting-edge; it provides increased opportunities for our students; and it ensures McMaster retains its best and brightest.”
The awards were announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.
Michael Carter, assistant professor, kinesiology
Project title: Establishment of the memory, action, & cognition laboratory for the study of human sensorimotor neuroscience
Tohid Didar, assistant professor, mechanical engineering
Project title: Platform for smart biomaterials
Drew Higgins, assistant professor, chemical engineering
Project title: Catalyst nanomaterial synthesis, characterization and device integration suite for sustainable energy technologies
Alexander Hynes, assistant professor, medicine
Project title: Bacteriophages & the gut microbiome
Michelle Kho, associate professor, rehabilitation science
Project title: Early rehabilitation to improve patient-centered outcomes in critical care
Colin Kretz, assistant professor, medicine
Project title: Investigating the genetic and biochemical pathways that regulate homeostasis
Jakob Magolan, associate professor, biochemistry and biomedical sciences
Project title: Synthetic medicinal chemistry platform for antimicrobial drug discovery
Katherine Morrison, associate professor, pediatrics
Project title: Human energy balance and metabolic phenotyping laboratory
Mehdi Narimani, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering
Project title: Fault management power electronics laboratory
Anthony Rullo, assistant professor, pathology and molecular medicine
Project title: Chemical strategies to modulate ternary complex protein assembly
The awards are named after John R. Evans who was the founding dean of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences and CFI’s first Board Chair.