Funding


Currently Held


CIHR

CIHR Project Grant (2019-2024) Targeting Cyclin-Like Proteins in Human Glioma –– co-applicant – Dr. Ana deCarvalho (Henry Ford).


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OICR

OICR Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline (2020-2021) – Late Accelerator Unique and Selective Targeting of Cdk Activity in Aggressive Carcinomas. Co-applicant – Dr. John Trant.


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WE-SPARK

WE-SPARK Igniting Discovery Grant (2020-2021) Optimizing Rapid COVID19 Detection for Windsor-Essex Community (Lead PI Yufeng Tong).


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WE-SPARK

WE-SPARK Igniting Discovery Grant (2020-2021) Cytokine expression profiling in COVID-19 oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal swabs (Lead Munir Rahim).


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WE-SPARK

WE-SPARK Igniting Discovery Grant (2020-2021) Implementation of a quality control program within a community volunteer network producing homemade protective equipment for the healthcare setting (Lead PI Ken Drouillard).


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NSERC

NSERC Operating Grant (2014-2021) – Role of Tuberin in Cell Cycle Progression through G2/M.


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NSERC

NSERC RTI Grant (2020-2021) Multi-user in vivo animal imaging system.(Lead PI – Munir Rahim)


CIHR

CIHR Operating Grant – (2015-2021). Novel Cell cycle Regulation in the Initiation and Therapeutic Intervention of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Co-Applicant – Dr. Caroline Hamm


CIHR

CIHR Project Bridge Grant (2019-2020) Role of Cyclin-Like Proteins in Regulating Regenerative Balance in the Liver; Implications in Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma.


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WECCF

Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2018-2020) – co-applicant (lead – Dr. Swati Kulkarni) Optimizing Brain Tumour Organoid Culture Models for Screening in Glioblastoma Multiforme.


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WECCF

Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2018-2020) – co-applicant (lead – Dr. John Trant) Design and synthesis of the acetal-free analogues of the Tn antigen for the treatment of lung cancer.


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WECCF

Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2018-2020) co-applicant (lead – Dr. Sabina Misra). Identifying a genetic signature that predicts progression of colorectal cancer to invasive cancer.


Previously Held


  • BTFC Operating Grant – (2015). Optimizing Novel Therapeutics for Medulloblastoma.
  • CCSRI Innovation to Impact Grant – (2015-2018). Role of Spy1 in Driving Brain Tumour Initiating Cells.
  • Cancer Research Society (2014-2016) – Resolving the Growth Properties of Glioma Stem Cells – Co-applicant Dr. Ana Carvalho.
  • CCSRI Innovation Grant – (2013-2015). Role of Spy1 in Neurogenesis: Implications in the initiation and progression of Glioma. co-applicant – Dr. Eran Andrechek.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2012-2014) – Role of Spy1 in multiple myeloma.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2012-2014) – co-applicant (lead – Dr. Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva). The Role of Tuberin in the Development and Progression of Pediatric Brain Tumours.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2012-2014) – co-applicant (lead – Dr. Dora Cavallo Medved) Caveolin-1 Mediates Proteolysis and Invasion in the Tumour Microenvironment of Prostate Cancer.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2012-2014) – co-applicant (lead – Dr. Michael Boffa). Is TAF1 a novel anti-metastatic factor in breast cancer.
  • Canadian Cancer Society/Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance Operating Grant – 2009-2014 – Role of Spy1 in Mammary Gland Development.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2010-2012) co-applicant (lead PI Dr. Caroline Hamm) – Phase II trial with carboplatin in addition to dose dense ACT in women with triple negative breast cancer; Testing for novel prognostic biomarkers.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2010-2012) co-applicant (lead PI Dr. Bulent Mutus) – Role of neutral Sphingomyelase 2 can lead to breast cancer cell survival through hormone receptor stabilization on plasma membrane cholesterol rafts.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research/ Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance Salary Award (2006-2011) – Role of Spy1 in Mammary Gland Development.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) (2010) – Multi-User Microscopy System for High Resolution cell Biology/Biochemistry Imaging.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2009-2011) – Stress Factor Signaling in Breast Cancer.
  • Seeds 4 Hope, Seed grant WECCF (2009-2011) co-applicant (lead PI Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved) – Role of the Cathepsin Family of Proteases in Inflammatory Breast Cancers.
  • Cancer Research Society (2008-2010) – Role of Spy1 in Cellular Senescence.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research/ Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance Operating Grant (2006-2009) – Role of Spy1 in Mammary Gland Development.
  • Local Investigator Research Fund; Windsor Regional Cancer Center – renewal application (2007) – Stress Effects on Breast Cell Growth and Morphogenesis; Implications in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) (2007) – Confocal Microscope for Multichannel and Live Imaging.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) (2007) – Aquatic Facility for Research Animals.
  • Cancer Research Society Operating Grant (2005-2007) – Role of Spy1 in Breast Cell Senescence.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) (2005) – co-PI – Multi-User Confocal Upgrade.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) (2006) – lead PI – Multi-User Gel Documentation System.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) (2006) – co-PI – Analytical Core Upgrade.
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (Cat. 1) – 2006 – co-PI – Multi-user Cryostorage Facility.
  • Local Investigator Research Fund; Windsor Regional Cancer Center (2006) – Stress Effects on Breast Cell Growth and Morphogenesis; Implications in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients.
  • CFI/ORF (2006) – Cell Culture/Viral Preparation Suite.